TRIO-SSS Academic Counselor
- Binghamton University
- Location: Binghamton, New York
- Category: Admin-Counseling
- Posting Date: 04/07/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at Binghamton University demonstrates that earning a quality education and achieving life-long success is not limited by financial status, background, or disability. Our SSS program aims to increase retention and graduation of first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students and/or students with disabilities.
SSS is seeking an Academic Counselor who is committed to this mission, and has experience advising, mentoring, teaching and/or tutoring students of diverse backgrounds. Successful candidates possess the drive and skills necessary to develop meaningful relationships with students, staff, faculty, and the University community to support the success of program participants.
The Academic Counselor is under general supervision of the Director of the TRIO SSS Programs. SSS is housed within the Division of Student Affairs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Academic Counsel and Advisement:
Provide academic, career, financial and personal counseling to program participants
Maintain accurate and detailed student records
Make referrals to appropriate SSS and campus resources
Assist participants with planning for postgraduate studies and/or employment
May be asked to teach WRIT 100, the supplemental course designed to support SSS students in their WRIT 111 work; UNIV 180, a first year experience course; CDCI, an internship seminar course; and/or WTSN301, a graduate school prep course.
Utilize technology to teach an online workshop (writing, math, or soft skill developmental topics) offered to SSS Summer Program (S4P) participants
Design and implement SSS programming to enhance the academic, career, and personal development of program participants
Contribute to the development of our summer bridge program, S4P, by developing and delivering workshops and seminars
Assist in planning special events such as award ceremonies, National TRIO Day, and others
4. Travel/Professional Development Activities:
Individual is expected to attend at least one regional or national conference each grant year as budget allowance
Relevant University professional development attendance is also expected
Generate correspondence related to advising caseload, including drafting recommendation letters for scholarships, employment, and graduate/professional school applications.
Work Hours: Will work occasional weekend and evening hours as assigned. Will work extended hours and/or live on campus during S4P.
University Committees: May be asked to sit on University committees to enhance the visibility of TRIO and allow opportunities to advocate for TRIO students.
Master's degree in Education, Teaching, Social Work, Student Affairs Administration, Psychology, Counseling, or closely related field
Experience advising, mentoring, teaching and/or tutoring
Demonstrated experience working with students who are FGLI and/or from marginalized groups
Ability to work on a team and work effectively with the Director, Assistant Director, co-workers, and the University Community
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to effectively advocate for FGLI students
Ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in overcoming barriers similar to TRIO SSS participants
Prior experience working in TRIO or other opportunity programs
Experience counseling, advising, and/or mentoring FGLI college students
Undergraduate Degree in English, Creative Writing, Communications, Journalism, Rhetoric, or closely related field
Experience teaching and/or tutoring writing across the curriculum to FGLI college students