Counselor Posting 9 10 2012

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                                                September 13, 2012
                                        ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION OPENING

POSITION:                   COUNSELOR
                            (CCP-19, 12-month, tenure track position)
ANTICIPATED
STARTING DATE:              January/February 2013

MINIMUM                     Master’s degree in counseling or a closely related field together with from two to five years of experience
QUALIFICATIONS:             in a professional counseling capacity; or a combination of experience and training which would lead to the
                            competencies required for effective performance of the position’s essential duties. Incumbents are required
                            to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following areas: Full spectrum of
                            professional counseling theory, techniques and methods; personality, academic and occupational
                            assessment instruments, their administration and interpretation; crisis counseling and intervention; career
                            and academic development. Information technology literacy skills; effective oral and written
                            communications; experience with diverse populations.

                            Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely
                            how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by
                            providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling
                            reasons.

DESIRED                     CT Licensed professional counselor (LPC) or LPC eligible with experience in mental health diagnoses and
QUALIFICATIONS:             treatment; knowledge and direct experience working with at- risk students; knowledge and experience with
                            student retention services; experience with project and program management desired.

PREFERRED                   Knowledge and experience working in academic advising; Experience working in a higher education
QUALIFICATIONS:             settings preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:           The Counselor works under the direction of the Director of Counseling and Student Success. The position
                            may lead support staff, student workers, or co-workers in management of programs or projects, as assigned.
                            The position is required to have extensive cooperative and collaborative relationships with students, faculty,
                            staff and with professionals in peer organizations and professional associations. These relationships may
                            involve a very high degree of sensitive and confidential information. The incumbent is expected to
                            represent the College in a positive manner and to collaborate with academic and student services
                            departments to contribute to retaining students. The Counselor is accountable for contributing to the
                            academic, career, personal and social success of the College’s students through effective performance in
                            these essential functional areas: Student development programs; Student counseling; Consultation with
                            faculty and staff. Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on
                            assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and
                            professional meetings. All of these duties may involve attendance at evening or weekend events. Evening
                            and/or weekend hours may be required of this position.

STARTING SALARY:            $62,613 approximate annual, plus excellent State supported fringe benefits.

TO APPLY:                   Submit a cover letter, resume, BOR Application and three (3) letters of reference to:

                                                  Gateway Community College
                                                    Human Resources Office
                                                      20 Church Street
                                                    New Haven, CT 06510
                                        Faxed applications will also be accepted. 203-285-2539

APPLICATION                 Applications must be submitted before the close of business (5:00pm) on October 15, 2012.
DEADLINE:                   Applications received after the deadline may be discarded.

              A BOR application can be found on our website at http://www.gwcc.commnet.edu/contact.aspx?id=257
                                        Visit GCC’s website at www.gwcc.commnet.edu

                 GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F.
                            PROTECTED GROUP MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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