Success Coach (Academic Counselor) - Bunker Hill Community College in Boston Massachusetts

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Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts 02129

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job Description:

We are seeking an Academic Counselor to assist the College in providing a success coaching model for students.  The model includes a network of support systems to identify student needs, address student challenges and provide appropriate services and referral, in an effort to enhance student success and retention.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide success coaching based on best practices to address student transition issues and contemporary challenges.
  • Administer and interpret assessment protocols to identify the strengths and weaknesses of new students in regard to their entry-level basic skills and motivation.
  • Compile a profile of each new student and develop a personalized educational plan utilizing electronic resources.  Assist with matching the student with a Learning Community relevant to his/her prior experience, skill set and future goals.
  • Provide the array of traditional student support services including enrollment,  financial aid, academic career/vocational,  and transfer advising; administer and interpret academic  and personal assessments; develop and administer support workshops in collaboration with other College offices;
  • Consult with faculty and staff; explore supporting resources and make appropriate referral; and serve as a liaison to community agencies.
  • Collaborate with the Student Activities Office and Peer Mentors on our comprehensive new student advising and orientation process.
  • Assist with the advisement and registration of all new students regarding their academic plan, course selection/sequencing, curriculum/concentration selection and changes, and transition issues.
  • Monitor and provide support to students who are on academic probation
  • Collaborate with Boston Public Schools and Community Based Organizations to provide a smooth transition and ongoing support for recent BPS graduates attending the College.
  • Assist in the hiring, training and supervision of peer advisors.
  • Serve as a resource for Learning Community Seminar instructor, faculty advisor s and faculty participating in our departmental advising model.
  • Provide assistance and support for special student programming related to student retention.
  • Participate in the implementation of the College's Life map initiative, a comprehensive philosophy of engaging students in the creation and continued assessment of an academic, career and life plan.
  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or a closely related field; with three {3) years experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development,  or program/project  management;  or an equivalent  combination  of education, training and experience
  • Experience working with students in a student services/client services or equivalent setting
  • Proficiency in student information systems as well as MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Ability to work 2 evenings  per week (11a.m.-7p.m.) and some  Saturdays  during registration periods

BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant. The College, ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. 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 fifty percent are women.

Additional Information

Salary Range: $50,785.00-$62,212.00 Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

Grade: 5, Unit Professional Position

Review Date:  To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By August 14, 2014.

Application Instructions

Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: Fax transcript files over 2 MB to (617)-228-3328.

Keyword Phrases

  • Advising/Counseling & Assessment Center
  • Success Coach (Academic Counselor)
  • Achieving the Dream
  • Embrace Diversity
  • LifeMap
  • Counseling
  • Career Counseling and Placement
  • Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 3-5 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 8/14/2014