The following position is open at Student Support Services at Adams 
State College:

  Vacancy Announcement

      Student Support Services

      Academic Counselor/Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator

      Position #PSS003


      _Starting Date: April 2007_


      _Position Description:_

Adams State College Student Support Services in Alamosa, Colorado 
currently has an opening for an Academic Counselor/Peer Mentoring 
Program Coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position.

The Adams State College Student Support Services (SSS) Academic 
Counselor/Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator provides academic, career 
and financial aid counseling services to eligible first-generation, 
low-income students and students with disabilities. He/she implements 
processes that verify student eligibility, assesses academic need, 
tracks student progress and intervenes with struggling or lapsed 
students. Responsibilities also include developing academic/life skills 
workshops, offering extracurricular educational activities on and off 
campus, and assisting in coordinating the SSS Summer Scholars Bridge 
Program. Other duties include establishing partnerships across campus 
and otherwise contributing to SSS's overall strategic plan for improving 
participant retention and graduation success rates. Finally, the 
Academic Counselor coordinates the SSS Peer Mentoring Program, which 
includes staying current with theory and practice and supervising 
students. The Academic Counselor reports directly to the Director of 
Student Support Services. Some evening/weekend hours are required. Some 
in-state and out-of-state travel required.

      _Specific Job Responsiblities:_

      Deliver year-round academic, career and financial aid counseling
      to SSS students to include:

    * Developing and implementing enhanced academic advising/counseling
    * Providing one-on-one counseling services
    * Providing career counseling and job assistance
    * Establishing partnerships with academic departments, college
      administrators and others as an SSS student advocate
    * Maintaining financial records and other paperwork on student progress
    * Conducting academic and life skills workshops
    * Conducting educational extracurricular activities on and off campus
    * Intervening with emergency/crisis situations and notifying Director
    * Providing computer skills assistance

      Coordinate all facets of the SSS Mentoring Program to include:

    * Managing Program budget
    * Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all SSS mentors
    * Staying current with and adapting mentoring theory/practice
    * Enhancing Mentoring Program efforts based on current
      theory/practice, strategic planning and program development
    * Participating in ASC committees as needed
    * Participating in professional development activities

      Conduct student identification and eligibility verification
      activities to include:

   1. Identifying, verifying and enrolling participants in SSS
   2. Assessing and monitoring student progress
   3. Documenting student progress per federal requirements

      Document SSS Program progress to include:

   1. Preparing and submitting monthly progress reports
   2. Participating in annual report preparation and other reporting

      Promote Student Support Services' mission within ASC, in the
      public media, in local schools and in other colleges as required

   1. Delivering presentations about SSS to the larger ASC community
   2. Developing marketing materials for SSS program and services


    * Bachelor's Degree required in education, mathematics, sciences or
      related fields. Master's preferred.
    * Working knowledge of Department of Education TRIO programs,
      including student eligibility verification, assessment, and
      tracking processes, preferred
    * Experience in developing tutoring programs and/or teaching adult
      students preferred
    * Academic advising and counseling experience with adult students
      (knowledge of student development theory a plus)
    * Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse
      backgrounds, including students with disabilities and
      first-generation, low-income students
    * Excellent computer and database skills, including Excel and
      Microsoft Word
    * Strong communication and organizational skills
    * Bilingual (Spanish-English) ability preferred
    * Supervisory experience preferred
    * Experience working as part of an academic team
    * Familiarity with collegiate academic and financial aid procedures
    * Ability to perform position description
    * Clean driving record and possession of, or ability to obtain, a
      current Colorado State Driver's License


Commensurate with experience. Adams State College offers a competitive 
benefit package.


Please submit a letter of application, current resume, three (3) current 
letters of reference, names of and contact information for five (5) 
references, and unofficial transcripts from all institutions to:

    * Catalina Bartlett, Director
    * Student Support Services
    * Adams State College
    * 208 Edgemont Boulevard
    * Alamosa, Colorado 81102
    * Ph. 719-587-7632
    * e-mail:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until 
the position is filled.


      *An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer*

Adams State College is particularly interested in applications from 
women and minorities.

/In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for 
positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of 
employment can be made final./

Full descriptions of all positions are available from the contact person 
listed. Adams State College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless 
of race, color, sex, disability and, as covered by law, veteran status. 
In addition, college policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of 
religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital 
status, and parental status.

      Adams State College

      Alamosa, CO 81102

      (719) 587-7011

Debbie Cunningham
Interim Director
First Year Experience and Engagement
Adams State College
Alamosa, Colorado 81102
800-824-6496 x7657
719-587-7366 (fax)

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