Counselor - Valencia College in Orlando Florida

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Valencia College

Orlando, Florida

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Responsible for providing developmental advising and leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs for the LifeMap conceptual framework, which support student achievement of career, educational, and life goals. Works collaboratively with students as learning partners in their academic, social, and personal development. Works collaboratively with other learning leaders in program delivery and evaluation. Provides the support necessary to students seeking immediate assistance for personal life-issues, and making the necessary referrals for obtaining continuous care. Promotes and directs student learning in keeping with Valencia's learning ¬centered values and in a manner that meets the essential competencies of a Valencia educator. Engages students in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provides thorough, timely, and effective feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; develops curriculum and works collaboratively with colleagues to choose program and counseling resources; assists in the professional development of Student Affairs staff; participates in and/or leads the activities and governance of the discipline, division, campus, and college; and collaborates with relevant academic discipline and community partners in support of institutional effectiveness and student learning.

Campus Location

Osceola Campus

Essential Job Functions

1. Provides developmental advising to students and engages students in matters related to academic success.
2. Provides assistance to students in understanding personal, social or behavioral problems affecting academic success and development of plans for optimizing student's goals.
3. Provide faculty consultation on student/classroom issues.
4. Provides referrals for students with personal, social, or academic concerns that are interfering with satisfactory academic progress. Maintains current connections with appropriate community resources.
5. Designs and implements programs to support LifeMap (developmental advising) resulting in increased student self-sufficiency in creating and achieving career and educational plans.
6. Provides leadership in developing, delivering, and evaluating programs to assist students in transition through the stages of LifeMap, with emphasis on student achievement of career, educational, and life goals.
7. Prepares and delivers classroom and workshop instruction to students. Prepares instructional materials. Provides feedback on the progress of students' goals, including the development and assessment of student education and career plans.
8. Participates in, and contributes to curriculum and Student Services program development by planning, developing, and evaluating new and existing courses, curriculum, and programs.
9. Participates in developing and implementing college policies, guiding principles, objectives and functions in accordance with the philosophy of the college.
10. Participates in department/division meetings, serves on committees, and participates in other college activities.
11. Provide faculty consultation on student/classroom issues.
12. Maintains and disseminates current information pertaining to services available to students throughout the college.
13. Is familiar with and maintains behavior and actions consistent with college policies.
14. Maintains professional development/growth according to personal needs, in fulfillment of annual performance development plans.
15. Responsible for specific components of the Student Services program as assigned.
16. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution [required] in counseling, student personnel, or related field.
2. Experience in a postsecondary institution, preferably a two-year college.
3. Professional commitment to education.
4. A demonstrated commitment to diversity.
5. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of developmental advising and student counseling.
2. Knowledge and understanding of learning-centered values.
3. Ability to provide leadership in developing and implementing student services programs.
4. Ability to assess students' developmental needs and translate theory into practice.
5. Ability to design learning opportunities that promote student life skills development while enhancing discipline learning. Demonstrated understanding of developmental advising (Valencia's LifeMap) and competency-based learning (LifeMap).
6. Ability to develop and implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students and that promote both acquisition and applications of knowledge and understanding (Learning Centered Teaching Strategies).
7. Ability to use consistent, timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning (Assessment).
8. Ability to design learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon and are enriched by student diversity in the learning environment (Inclusion and Diversity).
9. Ability to design and implement curriculum that aligns elements of student learning toward growth in the Student Core Competencies and progression through course sequences (Outcomes-Based Practice).
10. Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the discipline (Professional Commitment).
11. Ability to continuously examine the effectiveness of teaching, counseling, and assessment methodologies in terms of student learning by engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).
12. Knowledge of, ability to develop, and commitment to use emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods appropriately, including online delivery, hybrid course options, content software, web-enhancements, etc.
13. Skill in the use of personal computers and general office software.
14. Ability to effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings), orally, and in writing.
15. Listening and attending skills, accompanied with abilities in facilitative exploration, interpretation and plan development.
16. Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.

Equal Employment and Preference-Eligibility

Valencia College provides equal opportunity for equal opportunity for employment and educational services to all individuals as it relates to admission to the College or to programs, any aid, benefit, or service to students or wages and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations.

Valencia College extends preference in employment for eligible veterans in accordance to Florida State Statute 295.07.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Counselor
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Learning-Centered
  • Multi-cultural
  • Career Counseling and Placement
  • Academic Advising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description