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Adjunct Academic Counselor
Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York
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Date Posted 12/30/2019
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

April 12, 2019


The following positions require familiarity with the community college philosophy, and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Adjunct Academic Counselor

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Academic Counseling/Student Access, Involvement, and Success

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Acting Director of The Center for Academic Counseling and Student Success, counselors engage students through effective enrollment and case management interventions as well as provide service to the college. Counselors’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Engage students in choosing a career, degree program, and a successful outcome by supporting students with their educational and life skills planning (e.g. goal development) and providing individualized academic counseling to students, virtually or in-person.

  • Engage students in establishing successful behaviors and monitor their progress by connecting students to different on and of campus resources, assisting with the coordination and implementation of retention strategies, and providing intervention for students.

  • Provide service to the college by assisting with campus reports, attending meetings, and serving occasional evening/weekend hours, and participating in student orientation programs and workshops.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must be a recent graduate with a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Guidance Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, or closely related field and require one year of professional experience. If the individual has only a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field, they will need three (3) years’ experience. If the Bachelor’s degree is in a non-specific field (other than those listed), they will need to have an additional year of experience (total 2 years) along with the appropriate Master’s degree. The successful candidate must also possess knowledge of college courses and programs, counseling techniques; experience in using interactive/community building software such as e-portfolios, Facebook, Zoom, and the ability to relate to community college students of traditional college age as well as non-traditional students of various ages and diverse educational and socio-economic backgrounds. Effective oral and written communication skills are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bilingual verbal and written fluency preferred. Experience using student information systems such as PeopleSoft and course managers such as Blackboard is desirable. Familiarity with higher education trends, especially those affecting the community college, is desirable as well as knowledge of the Guided Pathways model.

POSITION EFFECTIVE: This position is fully grant funded. The work hours will vary, up to 28 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

HOURLY RATE OF PAY: $44.43 per hour. No benefits.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. You may upload your documents by clicking here or email your resume and cover letter to: humanresources@sunywcc.edu. Please indicate “Adjunct Academic Counselor” in the subject line of the email or mail to: Director, Human Resources, Westchester Community College, Administration Building – Suite B42, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595; Fax: (914) 606-7838.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

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