Northern Michigan University
Counselor in Student Support Services

Responsibilities:  The mission of Student Support Services (SSS) is to provide academic and personal support to students who come from low-income backgrounds, are first generation college students (neither parent has a bachelor s degree), or have a documented physical or learning disability.  The professional staff members of SSS, together with student tutors and peer advisors, enable eligible students to meet with academic success that is commensurate with their academic potentials  and the efforts they invest in academic endeavors.

The basic responsibilities of the Counselor include providing academic and personal support for eligible students, assisting the Director of Student Support Services in meeting the project goals, using various assessment tools to determine the academic and personal needs of students in the project, assuming leadership in the area of career development, and maintaining accurate records for meeting grant requirements.

Qualifications required: A Master s degree with a concentration in Counseling, Communication Disorders, Developmental Education, Psychology or related field, four years of experience in needs assessment, provision of need-based academic services, counseling or teaching at the high school and/or college level; certification, or eligible for certification, as a counselor in the State of Michigan; coursework in administering, scoring and interpreting selected achievement and aptitude tests;  training in assessing the reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and other academic needs of students; ability to work well with the target population; strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills; and a working knowledge of personal computers.

This is a grant funded, full-time, ten-month position with a salary range of $23,259-$26,634

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three persons that may be used as personal references to:

Lynne Sundblad
Assistant Director of Human Resources
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855
(906) 227-2330
NMU is an AA/EO