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Counselor/Instructor

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00161PO17
Classification Title Student Services Program Coordinator II
Internal Title Counselor/Instructor
Campus Upstate 07
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department USC Upstate Student Support Services
Band 5
Advertised Minimum Salary $36,204
Advertised Salary Range $32,712
Location of Vacancy Spartanburg, SC
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule
Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 11 months
Job Search Category Student Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Research Grant (RGP)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Counselor/Instructor of the TRIO Student Services Program will be responsible for assisting the Director with the activities of the program: teaching, academic advising, tutor training, and counseling, as well as maintaining participant records and planning special events. Salary is based on 11 months.

- Counsels students regarding educational, financial, career and personal matters.

- Provides academic advisement for student participants.

- Teaches a University 101 in the fall semester.

- Plans and assists with the implementation of special cultural and educational activities.

- Conducts support workshops and seminars as needed.

- Maintains appropriate documentation of student contact and educational progress.

- Administers selected educational tests.

- Assesses the impact of the program on students.

- Trains Peer Leaders.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Masters degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 2 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience.

Good driving record, valid driver’s license and successful background check are required.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Sensitive interaction with participants, strong interpersonal skills. TRIO work experience and/or direct work experience in counseling, teaching, advising low-income, first generational college students or students with disabilities in a college setting is required. Other related experience will be considered.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 09/01/2017
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 08/09/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/17707
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Masters degree in Student Personnel Services or related field and 2 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you you have a valid Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. List of References and Contact Information