Waterloo Career Center College & Career Transition Counselor

Vacancy Notice: Friday, April 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Sunday, June 6, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Department: Admissions
Reports To: Associate Director of High School Relations

Job Summary

Responsible for providing direct services to students, parents/families, and school staff across two districts and the college to support college preparation and postsecondary success. This position will split time between the Waterloo Career Center and Hawkeye Community College.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, college, and career goals and plans.

  • Collaborate with school counselors, administrators, and teachers to support academic success, career exploration, goal setting, leadership development, college planning, and campus visits for all students.

  • Responsible for case management to include: tracking, proactive communications, follow-up with students, faculty, and other resources to increase student success.

  • Provide students and their families with information regarding application, educational offerings, financial aid, assessment testing and course placement, and related district policies and processes.

  • Assist students with course selection, creation of academic plans, registration process and facilitating the transfer of students to postsecondary institutions and/or workforce training programs.

  • Work as a part of the college services team (admissions and high school relations)

  • Assist with summer programs, college orientation sessions, and other recruitment or concurrent enrollment events.

  • Promotes Waterloo Career Center career pathways and concurrent enrollment offerings to high school students enrolled at East High School and West High School.

  • Collects and analyzes student data and confers with school and college staff to identify and refer students in need of more intensive academic support such as tutoring, extended learning, mentoring, and counseling.

  • Responsible for monitoring attendance, academic performance, college prep course selection, enrollment in AP and dual enrollment courses, credits needed for graduation, and progress towards goals of students.

  • Collaborates with school staff to establish high expectations for all students and develop a rigorous/relevant curriculum to build the foundation needed for success in post-secondary education.

  • Supports a smooth transition from 12th grade to post-secondary education and/or workforce training for students and families.

  • Connects students and families with community and higher education resources to support success in school and facilitate planning for post-secondary education.

  • Serves as a resource for school staff, students, parents/families, and community members.

  • Participates in professional development, as directed by the community college.

  • Assists with other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in School Counseling or related program leading to Iowa licensure as a School Counselor (Professional Service License or School Counselor Endorsement).

  • Experience in secondary and/or postsecondary education settings.

  • Experience in programs serving low-income, minority, and ELL students and families.

  • Understanding of the community college mission, and a proven dedication to its students.

  • A demonstrated focus on student success.

  • Well-developed skills in oral and written communication.

  • Demonstrated competency in using computers and other forms of technology to carry out daily tasks.

  • Must maintain a flexible work schedule.

Employment Status

Full time grant funded position opening with a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

Complete online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment including a resume, 3 references and a cover letter that briefly addresses:

  • Describe any experience you have had related to advising and assisting students in an educational setting.

  • Describe responsibilities you have had in meeting deadlines, developing and scheduling multiple projects, and organizing your work.

Submit online application and all required materials by the deadline.

Official transcripts will be requested upon hire.

All application materials must be submitted by Sunday, June 6, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunity. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email equity-titleIX@hawkeyecollege.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000​
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If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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