Location: Boston, MA Category: Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) Posted On: Tue Sep 28 2021 Job Description:
The Academic Counselor supports RCC students through the Success Center. The Academic Counselor works with current and prospective students on academic options and services available to assist them in deciding on and pursuing their educational goals. Special emphasis on students who speak languages other than English.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide full service advising and support on academic and workforce career pathway programs.
Facilitate student access to all supportive services available to RCC students.
Verifies student eligibility for specific classes or online registration and eligibility for placement and develops student education plans.
Refers students to appropriate college resources for career planning and holistic support.
Responds to student questions on student services, matriculation procedures, and various college admission requirements and deadlines, including admission and registration procedures, financial aid processes, transfer options and articulation agreements.
Conduct outreach and Information Sessions for students speaking languages other than English.
Works with administrators and counselors to schedule college application and assessment workshops.
Performs a variety of administrative support services; retrieves and maintains data; compiles and prepares statistical reports.
Day, evening and weekend hours as needed.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Ability to work effectively as part of the student services team
Excellent technical skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, SMS, LMS and early alert system
Experience as an Academic Counselor at a community college
Knowledge of policies and procedures applicable to matriculation and eligibility, admissions requirements and processes, residency requirements, and academic counseling.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery.
MCCC position Grade 5: This position is unionized with the Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC).
Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education.