Academic Counselor

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Academic Counselor

LocationGalesburg, Illinois

Employment TypeFull-Time Benefited

DepartmentTRIO Achievement Program

Knox College invites applications for the position of academic counselor for the TRIO Achievement Program, a TRIO Student Support Services project. The position is a 10-month (August 15 - June 15), full-time, benefited,funded 100% by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and continuation of the position is contingent upon renewed TRIO funding. TRIO Student Support Services has been funded at Knox College since 1974.

Reporting to the director of TRIO programs, the academic counselor is responsible for counseling a caseload of eligible students providing intake/needs assessment, academic planning, regular follow-ups, referrals and monitoring of progress toward graduation; providing study skills instruction in one-on-one and small group settings; developing, promoting, presenting, and evaluating student workshops and learning resource materials; and assisting with the assessment of existing activities and programs and recommend and/or develop new activities including periodic review of service levels and contact records and annual performance report.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required, although a Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling, or related field is preferred. The academic counselor must be familiar with issues facing first-generation and low-income college students, as well as students with disabilities. The academic counselor should have experience teaching or tutoring at the college level. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Experience using technology for preparing presentations, record-keeping, data analysis, and/or other academic technologies is preferred.

Application
Submit your application, including a letter of application describing your qualifications, resume, and list of three references by selecting Apply for this Job below and on the right side. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. Knox does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination
Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

 

 

 

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Posted: 7/24/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
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