HEOP/AOE Counselor
The College of Saint Rose - Albany, NY

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The primary purpose of this position is to assist in recruiting and counseling students throughout their college experience on academic, personal, and career concerns; provide
referrals and advocacy as necessary within the mission of the College's HEOP/AOE Program department.

• Coordinate caseload of HEOP/AOE students who are seen and monitored on a regular basis
• Counsel and monitor program students, individually and in groups, on personal, academic, and career issues
• Make referrals to on and off campus sources as necessary: e.g. Counseling Center, Health Services. Career Center
• Assist in the completion of program reports and the planning and implementation of student development activities that foster retention and success
• Perform economic documentation collection and review for prospective HEOP students
• Foster development of strong student/faculty relationships and participate in the recruitment of HEOP/AOE students
• Monitor students’ academic progress including attendance, participation, preparedness, and attitude
• Provide students with strategies for success and access to tutors
• Maintain detailed counseling records
• Guide students through the financial aid and billing process including reviewing various forms with students
• Provide counseling activities for summer program students, including supportive groups to teach communication skills, assertiveness, self-esteem, leadership, and work skills
• Assist with the supervision and coordination the Peer Counseling and Mentoring Programs
• Coordinate a variety of activities to enrich students’ experience
• Visit High Schools and College Fairs to recruit for HEOP
• Work at Open House and Information Days, Accepted Student Days
• Support the admission process for HEOP/AOE candidates

• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
• Minimum of one year experience working with academically and/or economically disadvantaged students in a human services, secondary or higher education environment.
• Demonstrated experience counseling students in an academic setting.
• Demonstrated experience creating and implementing student programming for academic success.
• Experience in an Opportunity Program is preferred.
• Intermediate level computer skills using a Windows based operating system, specifically MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work collaboratively
• Able to work flexible times required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit for long periods at a time and
exhibit dexterity in keyboard applications.

SUPERVISES: Peer Counselors and Peer Mentors

Additional Information:
Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 Full year position

Ability to work flexible schedule, especially during summer program in early-mid July annually.

Salary range is in the mid-30K's, depending upon experience.

Comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan to further enhance your knowledge and skills, retirement plans through TIAA-CREF, and wellness programs including the use of our extensive fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law.

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  • Cover letter including salary history
  • Contact information for 3 references
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