Division: Student Development and Services
Type of Funding: Restricted/Grant Funded
Posting Date: January 24, 2014
Working Hours: 20 hours per week through May 23, 2014
20 hours per week: January 6, 2014 – May 23, 2014 (Academic Year)
40 hours per week: May 27, 2014 – August 1, 2014 (Summer)
20 hours per week: August 18, 2014 – May 22, 2015
Special Note: The grant is funded through October 31, 2017.
DUTIES AND REPSONSIBILITIES: The Temporary Upward Bound Math & Sciences Program Counselor reports to the Project Director of Upward Bound Math and Science Program. The candidate will be responsible for developing strategies for guiding students in learning; providing assessments and delivering direct intervention services to students who are low income and first generation; and supervising tutor-counselors and counseling sessions. He/she must be able to supervise all phases of the mentor component and the shadowing component; conduct individual and group advisement sessions to address personal, academic, and post-secondary concerns; provide assistance in Career Planning; and provide assistance in the maintenance of a comprehensive student database for reporting data and tracking participants. The counselor will work with the project staff to plan the six-week summer program, to include: assisting with recruitment scheduling workshops, scheduling presenters, preparing newsletters; and completing summer inventory. He/she will prepare a monthly activity for participants, accompany Project Director on school visits with participants, and travel with program as necessary. He/she will assist with development and maintenance of the Upward Bound Math and Science website and social networking sites. Perform any other duties within the scope of this position.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, psychology, human services, sociology, mathematics, science or related field required. The Counselor should have a broad knowledge of secondary and post-secondary curricula, strong communication and organizational skills, experience in program planning for high school and/or disadvantaged youth. Candidate must be able to establish rapport and work cooperatively with high school students from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds and with high school, college, and community education professionals. He/she should be proficient in computer applications software including Outlook, Word, Excel, and database programs. Previous related counseling and/or education experience strongly preferred.
Application Procedure: Candidates must submit an application, unofficial transcript and three current letters of recommendation to:
Claflin University – Human Resources Office
400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115
Fax# 803-535-5818 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office before the closing date. Office Number: 803-535-5635.Job Line Number: 803-535-5394 TDD Number: 1-800-735-8583 (TDD).
Equal Opportunity Employer