Student Development Counselor - Windsor

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The salary minimum for this position is $41,368.00 annually (paid on an hourly basis) Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Working Title
Student Development Counselor - Windsor

Campus Location


Position Type
Staff Full-time

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Job Summary

Aims Community College at a Glance:
Aims Community College, locally governed, locally funded, is a debt-free and progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley Campus, which supports three additional locations. Situated on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, and enjoying 300+ days of sunshine a year, Aims Community College is student success oriented and prepares students for success in more than 200 degree and certificate programs. You are not just a number here at Aims Community College, our wonderful Staff, Faculty, and Administration work as a team to ensure excellent service and offer the most affordable tuition in the front range.

Purpose: Build a Stronger Community
Vision: First Choice - The Recognized Leader in Learning and Student Success
Mission: Provide knowledge and skills to advance quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve.

2018-2023 Strategic Directions:
Empower Students to Succeed
Enhance Operational Performance
Enrich Northern Colorado Economic Development

The Student Development Counselor has two fundamental purposes: 1) provide personal counseling services for Aims student campuses and 2) student development support for students via academic, financial aid, and career advising, testing and disability access support for Aims students.

Duties, Roles & Responsibilities:

Conduct individual counseling sessions in areas of academic problems, personal, interpersonal relationships, family, social, and psychological issues.
Establish support groups on campus to assist students with coping strategies related to common issues (e.g. grief/loss, single-parent, etc.)
Support development of departmental procedures for crisis response manual based on crisis response policy.
Serves as the lead crisis response point person for Counseling Services on select outlying campus.
Meet with referred students and help them to gain emotional stability. Assist the student in the problem solving process to make well-informed decisions regarding alternative choices.
Coordinate relevant training on crisis response for staff on outlying campus.
Provide outside referral resources when needed as part of CARE program.
Develop and conduct training sessions for faculty and staff on how to deal with students in crisis on select outlying campus.
Contact students identified through the College Student Inventory to offer counseling assistance.
Develop and present workshops to students on mental health topics on select outlying campus. Keep accurate and complete records in accordance with regulations put forth by the profession.

Meet individually with students to discuss their academic goals/plans as needed.
Develop educational/degree plan with each
student Input and retrieve information from Banner.
Maintain currency on advising information by
attending meetings and conferences and reading various materials.
Interpret assessment scores and place students into correct courses for selected program of study.
Utilize resources (paper and electronic), such as transfer guides, to assist students in course selection and career goals.
Review student files each term and assign to faculty when appropriate.
Teach students how to problem solve by identifying alternative options as they relate to their life and career goals.
Explain financial aid processes and connect students to appropriate resources (e.g. FASFA forms and scholarship options).
Engage in the career planning process by explaining the connection between majors, interests/abilities, and career goals.
Keep accurate log notes that reflect the discussion and essential information conveyed to students.
Teach students how to register on line and use Web Services features.
Refer students to appropriate resources on campus based upon their needs (e.g. orientation, disability access, etc.).
Review student transcripts to determine potential testing needs and course selection.
Instruct students how to use other institutions' transfer guides and plan for successful transfer.
Respond within 24 hours to student phone calls and e-mail inquiries.
Guide students through the verification process.
Explain how the financial aid probation/suspension and credit limit processes work.

Counsel clients/students to understand the relationship between self-knowledge and career choice through assessment of interests, competencies, values, experience, personal characteristics, and desired lifestyles.
Teach students how to obtain and research occupational, educational, and employment information.
Explore a full range of career and work
possibilities with students.
Teach students job and internship seeking skills (search strategies, networking, resume/cover letter, interviewing, job offer negotiation) on an individual and group basis as needed by utilizing appropriate resources to include computer software and other technology.
Create and present effective workshops, presentations, and programming on career-related topics to classes.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis.

Master's degree in clinical counseling or closely related degree (required by state of Colorado and professional organizations); One (1) year of experience in counseling, academic advising, career counseling or teaching at a post-secondary level.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years of counseling experience in a college setting.
Two (2) years of career counseling experience.
Two (2) years of academic advising experience.
Mental health professional licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Work Hours
Full-time 40 hours per week.

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Closing Date

Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
• The Application is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.
• Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the "Work Experience" section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
• Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.

• If an Application is considered "Incomplete", the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
• An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
• An Application is incomplete if "see resume" (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.

• When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the "Required Documents" section of the posting.
• Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice: Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, marital status or disability. The goal of Aims is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

Employment Requirements
Screening/Selection: All applicants may apply on line at If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.
Please be prepared to submit the following if required:

• Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements,
• Resume,
• Diversity Statement (your personal statement on diversity),
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only) and,
• Transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if hired.

o Faculty: Applicants must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

All application materials become the property of Aims Community College. All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews.

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Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * For recruitment statistics, please list where you found this job posting.
    • Aims Website
    • Internal Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • HigherEdjobs - Diversity and Inclusion
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Denver Post
    • Greeley Tribune
    • Local Newspaper Ad
    • ACCT Executive Search
    • Weld County Employment Service
    • Other Source
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Ed.D.
    • PHD
    • Professional Degree
  3. * The application instructions and information section on the application states that you must clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, etc. in the "Work Experience" section on the application. Please acknowledge that you have read and understand what is expected and that the initial review of applications will focus only on what is listed in the Work Experience section and not other required documents such as your resume.
    • Yes, I meet the minimum qualifications and have documented this in the Work Experience section.
    • No, I do not meet all of the minimum qualifications however I have documented my experience in the Work Experience section.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document
  3. Certifications





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Job No:
Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2018
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