College and Career Transition Counselor/Advisor (this position will serve the Ames and Collins-...

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Job Title:

College and Career Transition Counselor/Advisor (this position will serve the Ames and Collins-Maxwell School District)


Off Campus **See Job Summary

Job Number:


Employment Date:

July 1, 2021

Job Category:

Administrative/Professional Positions

Application & Position Contact Information:

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Gail Zehr at 515-965-7094 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information:

Starting salary: $56,735 (work experience and meeting the desired qualifications listed may be considered in setting a salary above the minimum)
Pay Grade: A4

Job Summary:

Provide advising services to Ames and Collins-Maxwell high school students to promote personal growth, academic and career planning, and decision making across school districts and at the college. Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule with ability to work in high schools. This position will be at the high schools four days per week and at DMACC one day per week during the school year and then summers at DMACC.

Essential Functions:

Travel to assigned high schools and collaborate and coordinate as part of the high school counseling team to advise students in college and career planning and support academic success and career exploration. Connect students and families with community and higher education resources to support success in school and facilitate planning for post-secondary education. Monitor high school student enrollment in AP and dual enrollment courses to ensure student progress toward college and career goals. Responsible for proactive communication and follow-up with students and high school staff. Utilize and track data on student outcomes for targeted groups of students.

Advise students in all phases of academic and career planning, including program and course information, scheduling, registration, transfer requirements, articulations with other educational institutions and graduation requirements. Advise, coordinate and refer students with specific learning needs regarding the identification and utilization of support services to assist in student success. May also assist with educational achievement plans.

Conduct recruitment, orientation and retention activities for high school and first year college students, visit high schools and business/industry, attend college fairs, schedule and conduct campus tours, and serve as a resource in the development of promotional materials to recruit and retain students.

Teach College Experience courses, Freshman Seminars and direct workshops for students. Assist with summer programs, college orientation sessions, and other recruitment or enrollment events.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in School Counseling or related program leading to Iowa licensure as a School Counselor (Professional Service License or School Counselor Endorsement). Must have Standard, Master, or Professional Service License for School Counseling (5-12).

One year of experience in counseling, advising, recruitment, promotions, admissions or related experience in a secondary and/or postsecondary educational setting.

Knowledge of current college educational and student services procedures and practices.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to prepare and deliver public presentations.

Ability to plan, organize and manage time.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge of current software applications.

Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience and commitment to working with diverse student populations including low-income, first-generation, underrepresented, and English Language Learner (ELL).

Experience working with community colleges.

Experience working with high school populations and/or working in high schools.

Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Physical Requirements:

• Sit
• Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
• Carry < 10 lbs x 100 ft
• Push/pull horizontal 10 lbs x 18 in
• Lateral Pinch
• Forward reach
• Crouch
• Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
• Fine Motor Coordination
• Hand & Foot Coordination
• Stand
• Ability to be Mobile

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category:


Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test:


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, day hours

Posting Date:


Deadline for Submitting Applications:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable. 3) A copy of your Standard, Master, or Professional Service License for School Counseling (5-12).

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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 7/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time