Academic Counselor - Learning Effectiveness Program

USA, Colorado, Denver
Apr 25, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The LEP Academic Counselor will provide academic support to a caseload of students by meeting with each student for an hour each week and being available during normal work hours by phone and email. The academic counselor will work with the student on the Four Cornerstones of the Learning Effectiveness Program: Self-awareness, Self-advocacy, Self-determination, and Accountability; as well as assisting the student in navigating the 10 week quarter, connecting with the appropriate resources, planning, organization, time management etc. The academic counselor will develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with students assigned to their caseload and as appropriate, with their families. The academic counselor will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives, and demonstrate a desire to continue to learn and grow by taking advantage of professional development opportunities. During the summer months the main responsibility of this position will be to create and write a Student Social Development curriculum and prepare to train the LEP staff and other University staff on the curriculum so that it can be implemented in our work with students. The curriculum will need to be implemented into the other services provided by LEP including our JETT welcome weekend in the form of leading workshops and trainings. This position will also assist with updating marketing materials, the website, providing LEP updates for the area newsletter, assistance with producing, implementing, and reviewing the results of the yearly assessment including the writing of the annual assessment report, and will participate in Journey to Empowerment Through Transition.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, special education, or closely related field.
  • Experience working with students with learning challenges in an academic environment.
  • Specialized Training in learning disabilities.
  • Experience writing curriculum.
  • Up to date on the current research on Social Development of college students.
  • Experience leading workshops and trainings.
  • Experience with assessment and writing assessment reports.
  • Knowledge of the concepts of Universal Design for Learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in psychology, education, special education or counseling.
  • Experience working with college students with learning challenges in an academic environment.
  • Ability to coach college students in an academic environment.
  • Background in Social Development.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, May 8, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (Cover letters must demonstrate the applicant's commitment to diversity, inclusions and equity, as well as how they will apply these values in this position).

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