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Academic Counselor/Student Support Services
Atlanta Metropolitan College in Atlanta, Georgia
 
 
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Date Posted 07/14/2021
Category
Admin-Academic Advising
Admin-Counseling and Psychological Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome to Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), a University System of Georgia (USG) institution that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Atlanta Metropolitan State College has a rich history that is tied to the City of Atlanta for which it is appropriately named. The college offers high quality baccalaureate, associate and certificate programs that are challenging, comprehensive and very affordable. Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently serves about 3,000 students and is situated on a beautifully landscaped Southwest Atlanta campus; which is located ten minutes south of downtown Atlanta and fifteen minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Job Summary

The Student Support Services Academic Counselor provides intrusive academic counseling and academic support to enrolled Student Support Services students. The Student Support Services Academic Counselor will maintain a solid caseload and assist students with all aspects of the collegiate experience, including but not limited to advising, academic support and financial aid assistance.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Project Director in identifying, recruiting, and selecting students for the SSS Project.
  • Conduct intake and needs assessments to customize services for each participant.
  • Manage a caseload of 100 students and provide academic, financial aid, career, and transfer counseling to participants.
  • Collaborate with College Counseling staff when participants require crisis intervention services.
  • Provide students with other college and community referrals on an as needed basis.
  • Coordinate services and resources for students and functions as a positive advocate for students.
  • Monitor, evaluate and track students’ progress and maintain files and update SSS database.
  • Conduct academic and personal development workshops, coordinate field trips to four-year colleges and cultural events.
  • Participate in professional development activities including workshops, conventions, and other related activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, or related field required;
  • Minimum of 2 years academic advising experience or experience working in a similar capacity in student services, preferably in a community college;
  • Experience working with at-risk students;
  • Experience developing and facilitating workshops for students;
  • Demonstrated ability to compile student data for dissemination and reporting purposes;
  • Excellent oral, written, listening, and organizational skills;
  • And the ability to work independently and as the member of a team.
  • Individuals with similar backgrounds as project participants will be highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good listening skill.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others.
  • Use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Use computers for data entry.
  • Use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Atlanta Metropolitan State College is an equal employment opportunity employer. Atlanta Metropolitan State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or military/veteran status.

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