Student Success Initiatives Counselor

Updated: 9 days ago
Location: Irvine, CALIFORNIA

Updated: Oct 12, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Student Success Initiatives

Job Opening ID: 25204
Reports To: Executive Director, Student Success
Working Title: Student Success Initiatives Counselor
Department: Student Success Initiatives
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 004501
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5 M-F
Employee Class: Career
Position Summary:
Housed within the Division of Undergraduate Education, Student Success Initiatives (SSI) aim to provide students the personal, academic, and professional support and development to thrive and succeed at UCI and beyond. SSI is a learning community that empowers students to be productive and engaged in their academic careers and personal endeavors.
Under the general supervision of the Student Success Initiatives (SSI) Executive Director, the SSI Counselor will primarily provide direct services and coordinate programs for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students and system-impacted students, among other student populations, on their personal, financial, and academic needs. In addition, the SSI Counselor will implement high impact practices that deliver measurable student gains in student success, matriculation, and achievement. The SSI Counselor responsibilities will also include holistic advising to students who participate in the LIFTED program, a program that provides incarcerated individuals the opportunity to pursue and obtain a UCI degree. Additional duties will include one-on-one coaching, tracking academic performance, providing early advising and interventions, and tracking engagement of participants for reporting purposes. The SSI Counselor will provide the full range of assessment, counseling, and advice to targeted students, and will make referrals to organization and community resources, as needed.
Compensation Range:
$53,500 - $66,050
Department Website:
5+ years of experience or an equivalent combination of both education and experience.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development. Knowledge in how to enhance students' intellectual and personal growth and development, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership. Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services. Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching / learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring, and advocacy. Knowledge of college student transitional issues and resources. Knowledge of barriers to post-secondary education faced by formerly incarcerated students, system impacted students, and low-income and first-generation college students. Effective interpersonal skills necessary for communicating effectively with a broad range of people including students, administration, staff, faculty and the public. Knowledge and experience in analyzing complex situations and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students. Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies. Sensitivity to diverse student populations Skill in using Microsoft Word and Excel. Extensive knowledge of trends and issues facing formerly incarcerated and system impacted students. Ability to develop workshops, seminars and presentations. Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports. Knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
Master's Degree
Experience working in a similar related program/project for SSI student populations served. Knowledge of UCI Administrative and Academic Policies and Procedures. Knowledge of UCI academic and administrative departments, programs and services. Knowledge of Web Admin and other SIS systems.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy .
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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