Academic Counselor – Student Support Services Program (TRIO)
Davidson-Davie County Community College
Location: Thomasville, North Carolina
Higher Education Institution
The Student Support Services (TRIO) Academic Counselor will provide a broad range of services designed to ensure the enrollment, retention, success and completion of first-year students through academic monitoring, referral to other appropriate support services, and assistance in developing an educational plan. The Student Support Services (TRIO) program is supported by the US Department of Education and assists first-generation college students, low income and students with disabilities with successfully completing higher education. This is a full-time grant funded position, reports to the Director, of Student Support Services (TRIO) and has the following responsibilities:
Conducts one-on-one advising sessions with students to address academic and personal issues, create actions plans for student success and maintain all records relevant to student profiles/progress.
Manages and monitors the academic progress of a caseload of targeted students from intake to successful transition to the TRIO Completion Coach utilizing intrusive advising strategies and document/track contacts.
Works closely with Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Admissions, Registration, Career Development and Disability Access Services to provide comprehensive services to eligible participants.
Assist in the assessment of first-year student academic and support needs; plan and implement best practices to achieve desired retention and completion goals.
Collaborate with College-wide departments, faculty, tutors and academic support staff to advocate, identify and meet the academic needs of TRIO students. .
Monitors and follows-up with students’ progress, utilizing grades, conferences, instructor feedback and other appropriate information
Provides information and referrals to program participants regarding appropriate student programs, college departments or community resources.
Assist with coordination of all campus visits to four-year colleges/universities and program cultural/educational trips.
Provides study skills instruction in group and/or individual settings, classes or workshops.
Assists students in completing scholarship, financial aid and college/university applications.
Represents the college at professional and community organizations. Participates in related professional conferences, in-service and college activities.
Some evening and weekend work required
Supports the mission, vision, and values of the College.
Serves on college committees, councils and task forces as appropriate
Performs other tasks as assigned that support and advance the College and student success.
Master’s degree in education, counseling, or related field from an accredited college or university
A minimum of two years of appropriate and relevant professional experience working in a TRiO federal program or similar related program for disadvantaged and at-risk college students
Knowledge and demonstrated experience and sensitivity with diverse cultures including people with disabilities, people of color and/or people living in poverty
Experience working with first-generation, low-income students
Experience in TRIO and student affairs within a higher education setting
Experience working with federal grants
Experience in academic advising and/or career counseling within a higher education setting
Davidson County Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. DCCC serves Davidson/Davie and adjoining counties with the main campus located on the border of Lexington and Thomasville, and the Davie campus located in Mocksville. We also have three satellite education centers in the area for students who find it convenient to study in a smaller environment. Davidson County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. (See Davidson County Community College website – www.davidsonccc.edu – Street Address: 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360-7385 – Post Office Address: P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293-1287)Davidson County Community College’s mission is to develop minds, inspire imaginations, and prepare students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment.