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Academic Counselor: Career and Technical Teacher Education job in Bowling Green

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Ohio (OH), Bowling Green
Employer:  Bowling Green State University
Country:  United States
City:  Bowling Green
State:  Ohio (OH)
Zip Code:  43403

Position Summary
The Academic Counselor: Career and Technical Teacher Education is part of the broad team of professional academic advising staff at the University, as well as the specific team of advising staff and faculty in the Workforce Education and Development Program Area. Under the direction of the immediate supervisor and in accordance with university academic advising strategies, the Academic Counselor: Career and Technical Teacher Education provide essential support and service to students and contribute to the university’s goals of promoting student learning, development, and success, as well as student persistence and timely graduation.


The primary responsibilities of the Academic Counselor: Career and Technical Teacher Education are to provide comprehensive academic advising and degree planning guidance to an assigned group and diverse population of students completing the licensure pathway for alternatively and supplemental licensed career and technical education teachers. Additionally, this staff member will participate and assist with both university and college recruitment and retention efforts within the context of Alternative and Supplemental Licensure candidates in the area of Career and Technical Teacher Education, serve on university and college committees, and participate in university and college-specific training and development. This position is grant funded through June 30, 2018.


Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Advising
• Advise current and prospective students within an assigned college/academic program on course planning, major selection, degree requirements, university policies and procedures, and career planning related to students’ academic goals and registration procedures
• Utilize current and emerging technology and available data to complete essential academic advising duties, processes, and communication with students to support and foster retention, persistence, and success (e.g. CSS/MyBGSU, EAB/SSC, early alert, DARS, Schedule Planner, Pathway Planner, Canvas, SharePoint, Query, etc.)
• Review student academic progress and performance and advise students on specific actions regarding academic and career goals, including development of degree completion pathways
• Refer students and act as a liaison to appropriate BGSU and non-BGSU support offices and/or organizations as needed to support student success
• May conduct group advising sessions with designated advising groups or segments of students
• Participate and/or assist in planning and implementing events on- and off-campus to advise prospective students of college specific requirements (Events may include conferences and professional development activities delivered by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education, meetings with officials from the Ohio Department of Education, and other career and technical teacher education specialized events within a college/department. May include evenings and/or weekends)
• May be responsible for developing programming efforts and intervention strategies for targeted and identified populations of at-risk students
• May be responsible for advising a specific population/cohort of students, requiring additional specialized knowledge and skills
• Additional college and/or academic program specific duties and responsibilities as assigned


Administrative
• Maintain/Manage advising caseload and work-lists through the utilization of online/digital and analog administrative programs and processes
• Maintain and update student files and records in accordance with federal, state and university regulations
• May conduct, complete and report audits related to student academic progress toward degree completion, eligibility, and fulfillment of requirements to achieve graduation clearance (may include NCAA, Financial Aid, ROTC and other scholarship programs)
• Additional college and/or academic program specific duties and responsibilities as assigned


Additional Duties
• Develop and maintain contact with faculty, staff, and administration as needed to support effective academic advising practice
• Represent college and advising office on college and/or university wide committees as well as at least one University Advising Commission
• Participate and successfully complete initial and on-going training and professional development at the university and departmental level. Topics may be related to academic advising practice and philosophy; university and college policies, procedures and resources; desktop/web-based software and systems; and other related skills and abilities to enhance professional practice and support student success
• May, under the direction of the immediate supervisor and based on the needs of the college or department, be responsible for the preparation, instruction and assessment of 1-2 credit hour introductory and/or academic recovery course per semester which may be designed to assist students in their transition to the university, and/or develop strategies and skills for academic success.
• Other and additional college and/or academic program specific duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Understanding of the functions of an institution of higher education, including academic and student affairs
• Knowledge of all degree programs offered at BGSU
• Knowledge of University academic policies and procedures as well as support services
• An understanding of student learning outcomes associated with the completion of general education curriculum and baccalaureate/liberal arts degree
• Knowledge of computer applications including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, People Soft/CSS, an ability to learn and adopt other technologies, and comfort level to use computer database, word processing, spreadsheet programs and web-based applications
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Active listening skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to interact well with students, parents, faculty, administrators and other members of the campus and community
• Knowledge of developmental advising strategies
• Knowledge of or ability to learn student development theories and career development theory
• Compassionate and caring attitude toward working with students
• Effective in working with diverse populations

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and six months experience working with adult populations in a career and technical education career pathway required.


Preferred Qualification
One academic year of worked hours as graduate student – in Academic Advising, Counseling, Communication, College Student Personnel, or Student Affairs, Workforce Education and Development, or related field.


Salary
This is a Grant Funded, Full-time, Administrative staff position. Administrative Grade Level 353. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available. This position is funded through June 30, 2018. Continued employment past that date is contingent on renewal of the grant.

Full-time, Administrative Staff position available. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Job Category:  Government
Position type:  Full-Time
07/27/17
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