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Adjunct Counselor - SSS

Job Description

About Westchester Community College:

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:

The Adjunct Counselor will be responsible for providing assistance to, and follow-up services with, WCC students who are facing ongoing resource insecurity due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Adjunct Counselor will work with students at the main campus in Valhalla, as well as the extension sites in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Ossining, and Peekskill. This position will be responsible for holding individual student and group meetings and must be able to assess student needs and hardships in order to create individual success plans utilizing campus and community resources. Assisting in all daily functions for the Office of Student Support Services, this position will be required to respond to student inquiries, perform data entry as needed, keep meticulous notes and records, conduct outreach events, maintain social media pages, refer students to the on-campus food pantry, and perform other duties as needed to support the missions of the Office and the College.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   A minimum of a Master's and Bachelor's in Guidance Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, or closely related field and one year of professional experience.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working in a college setting or with college students; knowledge of campus and community resources available to WCC students and the ability to identify networks to provide ongoing support; a proven track record of community outreach and networking; experience working individually and as part of a team; adaptability to an evolving work environment; and proficiency in Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft.


Additional Information:

WORK SCHEDULE: Four days weekly, Monday - Friday, totaling 28 hours per week. Some night and weekend work may be required.  The successful candidate must have the ability to travel to multiple WCC campuses throughout Westchester County. 

HOURLY RATE OF PAY: $45.32 per hour. No benefits.


Application Instructions:

Applicants interested MUST apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references.  Please login to:  https://sunywcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.  The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with the position ending in May 2022.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning. 

The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.


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