Harcum College: Assistant Director of Student Support Services

Posted on August 15, 2003

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director of SSS (Student Support Services)/ Counselor

Classification: Administrative/ Professional, Full Time, Exempt Reporting Structure: Director of Grant Funded Programs, Director of Counseling ? for daily counseling activities

Identify, assess and select SSS students. Provide direct service to SSS program participants. Must contribute significant writing to the SSS grant proposal. Teach student success course.

? Identify, interview and evaluate entering SSS students.
? Assist in preparation of the TRIO Student Support Services grants.
? Contribute significantly to the writing of the SSS grant proposal.
? Assist with annual performance and additional reports to the US Department of Education as required.
? Participate in prescribed staff development programs for TRIO Personnel.
? Coordinate testing and placement of entering students in developmental courses and determine academic need/ eligibility for SSS program.
? Conduct needs assessment of students with disabilities.
? Review SSS students? course selection and make recommendations for appropriate interventions.
? Meet with SSS students in an on-going counseling relationship; available for individual sessions on drop-in or scheduled basis.
? Provide individual career planning/ educational counseling.
? Counsel students on personal budgets and financial planning as well as elementary financial aid concerns.
? Plan and teach student success courses for project participants.
? Monitor SSS students? academic progress as it relates to academic policies and requirements.
? Refer students for tutorial assistance.
? With Act 101 counselor, hire, train, and supervise peer mentor group.
? Serve as liaison to faculty regarding students with special needs, e.g., learning disabilities, emotional problems.
? Advocate for students with other College offices.
? Plan staff development programs and SSS student functions with the Project Director.
? Attend staff meetings, workshops, and in-service training sessions.
? Attend College meetings and serve on College committees.
? Keep up-to-date and accurate counseling records for SSS students.
? Provide monthly reports of counseling services and other activities to the Project Director and Director of Counseling.

Education: M.Ed. in counseling or related field or M.S.W.
Experience: Minimum of two years counseling in higher education or community setting.
Skills: Inter-personal communication; Presentation skills
Cert. License: N/A
Other Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Computer skills; Organizational skills; Workshop Design skills

35 hours, on-call responsibilities, some nights and weekends as needed.

Salary Range: $32,000-$34,000 (depending on grant writing experience)

To apply, contact: Valerie Andrews, vandrews@harcum.edu

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