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Counselor - Project M.O.S.T.

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement. Salary is commensurate with colleges pay scale. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Counselor - STCC
Position Title Counselor - Project M.O.S.T.
Department STCC-Academic Admin Services (AA)
Position Summary

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis. Southwest has 6 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

• This is a full-time grant funded position reporting to the Project Director of M.O.S.T.

• The Counselor is responsible for providing academic, career and personal counseling to program participants.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

• Develops positive effective relationships with program participants through required meetings and counselling sessions.

• Facilitates program activities (e.g. orientation sessions and workshops)

• Assists in the recruitment and assessment of students

• Implements program objectives and interventions

• Maintains accurate, complete, and up-to-date student records

• Compiles reports as requested by Project Director

• May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, or Social Work required.

• Experience in higher education and/or similar student support services.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

• Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.

• Knowledge and understanding of a college academic environment.

• Skill in active listening by giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

• Exhibit emotional control and stability and stress management and coping ability.

• Ability to use good judgment and work effectively under pressure.

• Ability to record and maintain files accurately, in paper and software programs.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.

• Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations.

• Ability to communicate efficiently.

Pay Rate
Posting Date 06/23/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement.

Salary is commensurate with colleges pay scale.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Category Clerical/Support
Location Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis)
Location of Position
Posting Number 005788

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • Southwest TN Community College website
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The Commercial Appeal
    • Monster
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. * Are you currently employed by Southwest Tennessee Community College?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * 1. Do you have, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Indicate the highest degree earned from an accredited institution.
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
  5. * Please select below which best reflects the setting of your work experience in an advising or counseling field:
    • No work experience in an advising or counseling field
    • Educational advising at a college
    • Advising other than at a college
    • Other counseling experience

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Additional Document (s)
  4. License/Certification