Academic Counselor, Educational Opportunity Centers - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 139818
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Nov 23 2021 Job Description:
The Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) academic counselor provides information and assistance with college admissions and financial aid to low income and first generation adults and high school seniors who desire to enter, reenter, or continue a program of postsecondary education. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions. The position requires the ability to manage time, multi-task, and function successfully with little supervision. It includes providing pre-college awareness and assistance to participants and their families at target schools and communities. The position requires detailed documentation of participants' eligibility and services, as well as maintaining file hardware, software and paper files of participants. The successful individual is expected to attend professional meetings and participate in professional organizations. This position also requires frequent travel within an eleven county area. Strategic planning skills and the ability to collaborate with and motivate others is critical for this position. This individual will also assist the director with other duties and grant related responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor's degree in counseling, education, student affairs, or other related area
At least one year of experience working in education or counseling
Knowledge and experience working with various computer software programs
Experience in workshop presentations
Experience in working with young adult/adult populations
Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record
The ability to physically lift 30 lbs.
Hourly Range: $15.00/hr
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Andrea Anderson, who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5398. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.