University System of New Hampshire

Keene, NH

ID: 7070691
Posted: October 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary of Position
Keene State College seeks applications for an Educational Counselor for the Aspire Programs to work as part of a team to support KSC students. This is a grant-funded, 100% time 12-month position, with a start date of November 1, 2020. This position is contingent upon grant funding; and we are in year one of a five-year grant.

TRIO Programs are competitive grants funded out of the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO programs support moderate income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to access and persist through college graduation. Keene State College is host to four TRIO Programs: Aspire, Aspire STEM, Upward Bound, and Upward Bound Math Science. The generic U.S. Department of Education name for Aspire is Student Support Services (SSS). Aspire is a blended program, meaning KSC provides institutional funds to offer a suite of services to all students. Aspire has a rich history stemming over 30 years in the Academic Affairs Division at Keene State College, prominently located on the first floor of the Elliot Center, the student services building. Aspire is integral to academic support on campus and provides academic tutoring, advising, financial aid advising and assistance, financial/economic literacy, personal, career and academic counseling, career services, cultural activities, mentoring, advocacy, Links Summer Bridge, College101/102, grant aid, graduate school exploration and GRE preparation. To learn more about Aspire, please visit:

Acceptable minimum level of education Master's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 2 years
Additional Job Information
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
• Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
• Resume
• Contact information for three (3) references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college’s discretion. For full consideration, please submit all materials by Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Posting Number PS1888FY20
Other minimum qualifications
A Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, or related field, or matriculation in a graduate program; proven commitment to the needs of disadvantaged students; two years of experience serving this population; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through verbal and written means; demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, supervisory and project management skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff; demonstrated proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Student Access, Qualtrics, WEBI, Colleague, Student Planning, EAB/SSC and ability to prepare reports. Available extended hours in the summer, and some nights and weekends.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Minimum of two years’ experience in academic or student affairs at a postsecondary educational institution; previous experience as a participant or staff member for a TRIO program is preferred; experience promoting activities and programs with social media; experience facilitating classroom or residential hall presentations meant to build students’ academic skills; advising experience; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively; and the willingness to engage with colleagues on campus and through professional development opportunities to develop innovative and effective solutions to complex problems.

Salary Information
Starting salary range is $47,920-$60,810, commensurate with education and experience, complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.


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