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Workforce Development Counselor

Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Port Arthur, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title:

Workforce Development Counselor

Posting Number:


Start Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions To Applicants:

The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. An incomplete application will not be considered. Your application is not complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the application process. Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately. The following documents are requested: resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment. If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer. EEO/AA

Job Summary:

The Workforce Development Counselor is a member of the Workforce Department and is responsible for providing information, coaching, and assistance to prospective students, families and secondary counselors about training provided by LSCPA. They are also the face of LSCPA representing the college at high school and community events. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university
  • One year’s experience providing effective college counseling, recruiting, or student service related area in higher education. (Related student work and/or internship experience will be considered for this position).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment, student learning, career development, and other relevant theories in education, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Must be a multi-task oriented individual with an appreciation for working within deadlines.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Appointment Plus.
  • Proficient in the use of social media including Facebook, Instagram, twitter, email, text messaging, video capture, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal with prospective students, families, faculty and staff in professional manner.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments.
  • Establish effective working relationships with others.
  • Follow established college policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual in Spanish is desired.Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.



Work Hours:

40 hours a week; Full-time; Some weekends and evenings required.

Essential Job Functions:

Represent LSCPA at various outreach recruitment programs through presentations, information tables, college fairs, and other community events.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide personal enrollment coaching for applicants regarding outstanding documents, admissions and registration requirements, financial aid, orientation, testing, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

Make regular email, text, and phone contact with assigned individuals.

Essential Job Functions:

Visit high schools to recruit, guide, and monitor prospective students.

Essential Job Functions:

Maintain close working relationships with high school counselors and community organization representatives.

Essential Job Functions:

Recommend, design, and create new outreach and recruitment programming and marketing concepts, as well as follow-up strategies for prospective students.

Essential Job Functions:

Develop an understanding of the Banner Student Information Systems and Argos reports to document, track, and identify students’ admissions and enrollment status.

Essential Job Functions:

Work as a member of the Enrollment Services Team to met established recruitment goals and increase enrollment at LSCPA, particularly first time freshmen and transfers.


Working at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

The city has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreation areas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal area industries are oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding. The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes the cities of Beaumont, Orange, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Bridge City. All lie within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast where approximately 350,000 live.

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