Program Assistant-AS (Academic Counselor), CHAMP/GEAR UP

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Program Assistant-AS (Academic Counselor), CHAMP/GEAR UP

Job no: 494796
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Categories: Professional

Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Position: CHAMP/GEAR UP Academic Counselor

Office: Creating Higher Aspirations and Motivations Project/Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (CHAMP/GEAR UP)

Location: Camden Academic Building

The Creating Higher Aspirations and Motivations Project/Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (CHAMP/GEAR UP) works with 6th -12th grade students in the Camden City Public School District. The goal of the program is to provide participants with a solid foundation to enable them to successfully complete post-secondary programs leading to careers in fields in which persons from minority and/or low income backgrounds are underrepresented, such as engineering, computer science, medicine, environmental science, etc.

This position is responsible for project activities, which take place at the university, in the schools, and community venues, including workshops, individual, group academic, and career advisement, providing information on post-secondary opportunities and assisting participants complete secondary education applications and financial aid forms.


  • Work with students in grades 6 through 12.
  • Screen and select applicants for participant eligibility.
  • Assess participant's potential for post-secondary educational, tutorial and career related needs.
  • Conduct individual and group advisement sessions.
  • Maintain individual participant records.
  • Provide information on career fields, choosing career goals, selecting college majors and scheduling courses.
  • Assist participants in choosing a post-secondary institution to attend.
  • Provide technical assistance to participants in completing financial aid and college applications.
  • Conduct workshops for participants on topics related to success in secondary education.
  • Participate in staff development and in-service training meetings.
  • Participate in institutional and community committees.
  • Chaperone Trips
  • Be familiar with and adhere to University policies and procedures
  • Transport students to events
  • Perform other duties as required to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Requirement:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Appointee will be required to possess a valid driver's license only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of this position.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • NOTE: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in education, guidance and counseling, or a related area is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the working with underrepresented and first generation students at the middle to high-school level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic counseling, educational opportunities, and financial aid
  • Experience with socially, economically, and educationally challenged populations
  • Experience working with youth
  • Bilingual (Spanish Speaking) a plus
  • Salary:

  • Range P16 ($43,753)
  • Notes:

  • Position available contingent on grant budget appropriations. This is a grant-funded position that is contingent upon the availability of adequate special funds. If these funds are not available, the position, by necessity, will be terminated.
  • Only completed, online applications submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.
  • Advertised: Oct 20 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Nov 21 2020 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time




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