Detailed Job Description
- Serves as academic counselor and works with students to develop academic plans of study (i.e. conducts career advising, career assessments, and transfer advising; screens, interviews, evaluates, and processes incoming students for general studies competency and registers into appropriate academic curricula; evaluates admission applications, registration documents, transcripts, placement test scores, and transfer credits; advises students regarding their academic plan, course selection/sequencing, curriculum/concentration selection and changes, and transition issues; provides information regarding course degree requirements and transfer requirements; monitors academic progress of students; assists students in registering, adding, or withdrawing from courses; assists students in obtaining developmental and tutorial assistance; assigns academic advisors and notifies students/faculty of advisor assignments; alerts faculty of students experiencing academic difficulties; participates in new student orientations; coordinates activities with other programs and specially-funded programs).
- Leads and plans with a supervisor recruitment goals, attends career, military, college, or related fairs or programs. Represents the college and the office at functions that relate to any of the assigned areas, and supports all related recruitment initiatives May assist updating students on the benefit certification process when needed, and will need to be mindful of trends in the field as well as trends in all aspects of the military benefit systems
- Performs administrative tasks associated with department activities (i.e. collects, organizes, and disseminates statistical data; maintains and updates student files; prepares individual education plans, career assessments, student documentation, newspaper copy, flyers, logs, reports, forms, and general correspondence; receives or refers to statistical data, college catalogs, schedules, student records, job placement reports, handbooks, policies, procedures, and reference material; operates a computer and utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, or other software programs).
- Maintains accurate records on new and continuing students coordinating outreach and programming to support student retention and overall recruitment initiatives
- Interacts with various agencies/individuals (i.e. attends meetings/events, serves on committees, and makes presentations; conducts academic informational sessions or workshops; refers students to other services as appropriate; communicates with other departments, faculty members, students, school officials, career/vocational counselors, community groups, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals to coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution).
- Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas (i.e. maintains a working knowledge of assigned area; maintains current knowledge of applicable state, federal, and local laws/regulations; researches new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; participates in professional organizations; attends workshops and training sessions).
- Coordinates participation in grant-funded programs for vocational education, job training, and job placement (i.e. identifies, evaluates, and accepts eligible participants for vocational education program; performs needs and/or study skills assessments and creates individual education plans for each vocational education student; provides/interprets career assessment and/or education needs inventory instruments; assesses skills of students; develops academic programs, recruits students, and hires instructors; plans academic calendar; teaches job hunting skills and life skills courses; conducts career development counseling; secures job placement for students; researches employment opportunities; collaborates activities with employment agencies; assists in coordinating child care services; coordinates advertising for program; reports program participation and student performance per requirements of grant).
- Assist with updating students on the benefit certification process when needed, and will need to be mindful of trends in the field as well as trends in all aspects of the military benefit systems.
- This position may be required to work some evenings and weekends, when needed.
- Veterans or military experience, working with Veterans or their families, and/or related experience preferred.
- Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in higher education, counseling, social work, or related field preferred.
- Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
Bunker Hill Community College is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at three satellite locations in the Greater Boston area. Recently re-certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than 50 percent are women.
We are looking for individuals aligned with our institutional values of access and success, excellence and innovation, economic and social justice, inclusiveness and equity, civic engagement and service, kindness and respect, and accountability and transparency. Individuals with a dedication to a dynamic educational environment, investment in the social and economic well-being of all, and belief in student-centered learning in an engaging, supportive environment are sought to fill the following position.
Living in Boston
Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America. Twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offer more than 600,000 residents the opportunity to taste, touch, and experience things from all over the world. Neighbors benefit from exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, and a solid network of parks, community centers, and libraries. For more information about Boston go to: http://www.cityofboston.gov/residents.
Salary: 18hrs./wk. @26.40/hr. (non-benefitted)
Effective Date: To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By April 28, 2016.
Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: https://bhcc.interviewexchange.com select the Apply Now and follow the instructions. Fax large transcript files to (617)-228-3328.