Job description

Duties: The Head Academic Counselor will provide ongoing counseling, outreach, and support to help increase the success, retention, and graduation of students who participate in the PENNCAP Program, Penn's comprehensive support program for low-ses undergraduates. Responsibilities include holding one-on-one counseling/advising sessions, email outreach, advocacy as necessary, and generally acting as a case manager, supporting the students throughout their undergraduate experience. Beyond providing direct service to assigned students, the Head Academic Counselor will also be responsible for overseeing PENNCAP counseling services and initiatives, including supervising full time counseling staff, and coordinating the peer mentoring program. The Head Academic Counselor will also oversee special projects designed to support students' progress towards degree completion. For some events and during certain times of the year, particularly during the Pre-Freshman Program, the summer bridge component of PENNCAP, some evenings and weekends are required.

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Counseling, Student Affairs, Social Work or other related field and 1 to 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Excellent counseling communication, writing, computing and organization skills required. Must have the ability to plan and implement programs and events. Ideal candidate should have experience working with low SES students and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. Supervisory experience required.

Reference Number: 85-28040

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt


Special Requirements:

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration




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Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 5/8/2018
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