College Bound Lead Academic/Career Counselor-(PSS4)
Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits. Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University. The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City. The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!
The Office of Enrollment Management is looking for an individual with excellent communication skills and an understanding of the college preparation and college admission process; to serve as the College Bound (CB) Professional Services Specialist/Lead Counselor. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to relate to student populations and have the responsibility to assist the Assistant Director in the design and implementation of postsecondary awareness and readiness programming for target schools in the Atlantic City Public School District and Pleasantville School District. This position will require academic and career counseling and recruitment of students at target schools. This individual will provide support to key program components, including postsecondary awareness and readiness, financial aid awareness, parent outreach and career exploration.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serves as contact with K-12 school district guidance offices and as dependable resource for College Bound Program students and parents
- Provides academic and personal advisement as needed by CB participants, delivers informative workshops regarding post-secondary education
- Create presentations and workshops focused on college readiness
- Engages students regularly and help students create S.M.A.R.T goals to complete College Plans
- Works closely with mentors and tutors
- Facilitates and assists in the completion of FAFSA applications by students and parents, along with college applications, and facilitate or urge college enrollment
- Gathers student information for school counselors, maintains student program records
- Exchanges information with college faculty, counselors, and student regarding CB student progress and completion, and program challenges, failures and successes
- Assists CB students in the process of testing, tutoring, financial aid and loan access, and access to support services
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, youth development, counseling, or a closely related field.
- Demonstrated ability to manage program data including participation and demographic data.
- 2-3 years of experience working with low-income first-generation students.
Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.com. Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using; Word or PDF.
- A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
- A curriculum vitae
- A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
- All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
- Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
- In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
- Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at www.stockton.edu/campuspolice or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
- Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.