Location: Roxbury, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Jan 14 2022 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.
This is a full-time, union position, with full benefits.
All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the U.S
Compensation: The salary will be determined based on the guidelines and procedures of the Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) collective bargaining agreement.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation. Including but not limited to:
Reasonable Health, Dental and Vision Plans
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
All offers of employment at Roxbury Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check review. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates and/or all persons who have an employment relationship with RCC, as deemed necessary.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 3, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
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.
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.