Upward Bound Counselor

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Upward Bound Counselor
Position Title Upward Bound Counselor
Department DSCC-Upward Bound
Position Summary

The Upward Bound Counselor reports to the Director of TRIO. The primary purpose is to recruit, counsel, and advise high school students who are first generation college and/or low-income students about college prospects.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Participate, along with the UB director, in the recruitment of participants that are first generation and/or low income.

Develop and complete the Individual Prescription Plan for each participant and update as needed.

Conduct weekly sessions at the schools to meet with the participants.

Monitor and record each participant’s academic progress including grades and ACT scores.

Monitor participant’s behaviors at school.

Provide assistance to participants on college enrollment, financial aid, scholarships, and FAFSA.

Provide adolescent counseling as necessary.

Manage tutoring for students.

Counsel on career assessment.

Chaperone youth on cultural trips.

Manage participant files to document academic, social counseling, college preparation, tutoring, college enrollment, follow-up, and tracking.

Develop student schedules for the summer program.

Develop classroom rosters for teachers during the summer program.

Monitor attendance and participation for students during the summer program.

Willingness to obtain a CDL to drive the DSCC bus to transport students when needed.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrates knowledge in working with a variety of disadvantaged populations, especially high school and college students, and their respective teachers and staff.

Ability to work well with teenagers and teachers.

Interpersonal skills to identify, recruit, and provide services to Upward Bound particpants.

Understanding and knowledge of academic curriculum that will lead students to postsecondary school enrollment.

Knowledge of postsecondary enrollment requirements, scholarship requirements, financial aid and FAFSA.

Ability to provide counseling or able to make necessary referrals when needed.

Written skills to maintain accurate records.

Interpersonal skills to identify, recruit, and provide services to Upward Bound participants.

Understanding and knowledge of academic curriculum that will lead students to postsecondary school enrollment.

Knowledge of postsecondary enrollment requirements, scholarship requirements, financial aid and FAFSA.

Ability to provide counseling or able to make necessary referrals when needed.

Written skills to maintain accurate records.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred.

One to three years’ experience working with diverse populations that includes minorities, disadvantaged backgrounds, low-income, and academically at risk students.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred.

One to three years’ experience working with diverse populations that includes minorities, disadvantaged backgrounds, low-income, and academically at risk students.

Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics
Pay Rate
Posting Date 08/10/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

DSCC requires OFFICIAL college transcripts be sent directly by the institution before an applicant packet is reviewed by the search committee. Unofficial transcripts can be downloaded. However, the applicant file is not considered complete until we receive the OFFICIAL transcripts from the institution for the highest degree awarded. Request transcript(s) be sent to: Dyersburg State Community College Attn: Human Resources 1510 Lake Road Dyersburg, TN 38024

Initial appointment is contingent upon completion of an acceptable background check.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Category Clerical/Support
Location Dyersburg State Community College (Dyersburg)
Location of Position
Posting Number 005909

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript