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Academic Counselor

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Affairs and Services

Job Title

Academic Counselor

Department

Student Support Services

Salary

$36,443 - $44,886; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Academic Counselor provides direct services to participants in the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program and serves as an advocate for under-prepared and disadvantaged college students. Additionally, the Counselor is responsible for the development and implementation of activities to promote student persistence and growth, and tracking academic progress to graduation. Essential tasks include: advise individual students and document services provided; monitor student progress and make recommendations; provide career, personal and financial counseling to students; coordinate the tutoring, mentoring, or similar programs/special projects; lead small group activities and cultural trips; and perform other related duties and special projects as assigned. The Counselor reports directly to the Director of Student Support Services. This is a grant position funded through 2025. Further employment contingent upon future funding.

Required Education

Master's degree.

Required Related Experience

A bachelor's degree plus three years of direct student services in a college level setting may be considered in lieu of the master's degree.

Desirable Related Experience

Persons with similar background to TRIO participants (first generation college students, low-income or disabled individuals) and strong interest in working with disadvantaged students preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & CV/Resume Required

Special Instruction to Applicants 

This is a grant position funded through 2025. Further employment contingent upon future funding.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2020AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email emp@mtsu.edu.

Application Review Date: June 30, 2021

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