PACT Counselor (Bronx) View
Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry, NY

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In PACT, we are out to change the world. Roughly half of college students won't finish, hurting themselves and our nation. Hence our search for exceptional college graduates with the moxie to mentor college students academically, personally, and professionally. PACT mentors empower students to succeed in college and beyond, while driving the national college completion agenda.

As a PACT Mentor, your relationships will be up close and personal. Mentors provide one-on-one academic advisement to each student; assist in pre-enrollment and orientation activities; and counsel students and families on student aid eligibility. Your duties are tailored to the student: for some the challenge is managing and complying with financial aid, while others may require you to direct their student life programs and activities or academic success plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Serve as primary advisor and mentor for working caseload of students
-To prepare students for their transition to the college, and integrate new students into the intellectual, cultural, and social life of the College
-Provide academic advisement to each student, specifically through the progression of the initial registration upon acceptance to major/degree selection as it pertains to career interests and pursuits
-Provide career exploration resources and advisement, resulting in a timely career track relative/paralleled to academic pursuits
-Interpret career assessment instruments and facilitate groups, orientations, and workshops.
-Assist in pre-enrollment and orientation activities reinforcing the importance of a collective, integrated college experience geared toward academic and career success
-Teach student success and career/life planning workshops
-Coordinate with other Student Services departments to achieve program recruitment and retention goals.

Education Required or Min Education Required:
Bachelor's degree required.

Experience and/or Skills Required:
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and administrative skills with the ability to work with a team of diverse professional staff and students.

Demonstrated detail orientation, ability to assess needs, plan, and implement new programs. Demonstrated problem-solving, organizational, and cross-area collaboration skills are required. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications, web development, and knowledge of student database systems are required.

Candidate must be flexible as position does require occasional evening and/or weekend hours and may also include travel to other campuses.

Licenses/Certifications Required:

Preferred Qualifications:

Posting Date:
10-28-2013

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter and resume. Please submit the above documentation online at https://jobs.mercy.edu

Mercy College actively engages in recruiting a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups, and strives to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus community.

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