Marist College invites applications for the position of Counselor, CMA/HEOP. This position will counsel and support program students on academic, personal, financial and career matters, function as primary advisor to undeclared program students, organize workshops and events, and oversee the CMA Men's Group- Agents of Social Change. The Counselor will participate in the recruitment, interviewing and selection process of prospective program students, aid program students in applying for outside scholarships, and assist with planning the HEOP summer program.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social work, or related field and 1-3 years of relevant experience required. Experience working with diverse student populations from diverse ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to work weekend and evening hours for the academic year.
Counsel HEOP, AEP and CMA students on academic, personal, financial and career development matters.
Serve as primary advisor to undeclared program students.
Organize, plan and implement workshops, events, developmental retreats.
Participate in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of prospective students.
Research, develop and present developmental and diversity workshops for sponsored program students, student groups, first year seminars and other courses.
Participate with the planning and execution of college wide events sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Affairs.
Assist HEOP and AEP students in applying for outside scholarships.
Assist with the planning of the HEOP Summer Program.
Master's degree in a related field. Previous experience using Banner a plus.
Required Application Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume, Three Professional References
The mission of CMA is to engage the Marist community in events and activities that highlight diversity and multiculturalism creating a climate of access, equity, and inclusion that celebrates the rich contributions of all cultures, and empower students to achieve academic success by preparing them to become engaged global citizens.
The Center for Multicultural Affairs strives to create a culturally competent environment by:
Providing programs and activities to assist the Marist student in making a successful and enriching transition to the Marist campus environment.
Advocating in the interest of the first generation, racial/ethnic or otherwise historically excluded students in areas of personal, social and cultural development.
Providing opportunities for students to develop academically and socially by providing support in areas of leadership development, cultural identity, self-identity, career exploration and goal setting for the future.
Acting as a resource and support to student groups and culturally focused clubs.
Serving as a resource to faculty, staff, and students on issues of socio-economic diversity and inclusion.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to "help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance ("Best College Values"), and others. Marist's study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist's academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library's digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.
About the Hudson Valley Region:
The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service. For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more: https://www.marist.edu/hudson-river-valley-life
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