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Program Counselor

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**This is an hourly wage position; state benefits are not included with this position.**

Position Details

Classification Information

Agency Name & Code University of Mary Washington, 215
Role Title Education Coordinator I
Pay Band / Salary Grade 5
Employee Class WA
EEO B

Position Information

Working Title Program Counselor
Position Number WA0107-A
Anticipated Hiring Range $21.43/hour
Position FLSA Non-Exempt
Level Indicator Employee
Organizational Objective / Goal

The objective is providing a superior education that inspires and enables the students from this region who are underrepresented, first generation and economically disadvantaged. To give these students an opportunity to make positive changes in their communities and the world.

The University of Mary Washington values diversity in all forms— including diversity of age, culture, disability, economic background, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, opinion, political affiliation, race, religious background, sexual orientation and veteran status.

The University of Mary Washington recognizes its responsibility to be a model of fairness and equal opportunity, providing intellectual and institutional leadership regarding diversity issues and initiatives.

General Description of Position

This grant-funded counselor position will work from August until June.

This position serves the high schools in the Northern and Middle Necks region of Virginia. The Program Counselor provides one to one and small group mentoring to students in grades 9-12 with strategies for applying to college and securing financial aid.

Also, the program counselor conducts coaching sessions and classroom workshops on a variety of topics including, Navigating the College Application Process, Developing Academic Success Skills, How to Apply for Financial Aid, Selecting A Post-Secondary Educational Option, and Career Choices Primary duties involve exercising discretion and independent judgment in matters of significance to engaging students, their parents, and high school counselors in the enrollment processes for higher education institutions.

The counselor works with students in completing their application process for colleges, universities, and to help students understand the options and process for receiving financial aid; maintains relationships with area high school administrators, guidance
counselors, college personnel, and members of the community organization.

Occasional evening or after school hours may be required, as needed, for program activities.

This is an hourly wage position; state benefits are not included with this position.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Experience

- Experience working with high school students

- Experience working with First Generation College students

- Experience with the college admission process

- Experience with financial aid processes

- Ability to relate well to students and have a passion for education

Preferred Education

-Master’s Degree in Education or
- Some Education courses or
- Some courses in counseling

Preferred Experience

Experience working with college access program or as a advisor in a school.

Statement of Economic Interest No

Physical Requirements

Light lifting (less than 20 lbs.) Occasionally
Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs.) Occasionally
Heavy lifting (more than 50 lbs.) Not Applicable
Pushing/pulling Occasionally
Standing Occasionally
Sitting Occasionally
Bending Occasionally
Walking Occasionally
Climbing Occasionally
Reaching Occasionally
Repetitive motion Occasionally
List other physical requirements, including frequency

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Category Wage
Posting Date 09/06/2017
Close Date 09/20/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions for Applicant

This is an hourly wage position; state benefits are not included with this position.

Additional Applicant Instructions

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540/654-1238.

AAEEO Statement

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Multi Media
  5. Contact Information for References