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Counselor/Coordinator, Academic Program

Company: University of Nevada, Reno
Location: Reno
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. Job DescriptionThe University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Counselor/Coordinator, Academic Program position for Upward Bound. The Counselor/Coordinator is responsible for recruiting eligible first-generation, income qualified participants for a federally funded program from target middle and high schools.The Counselor/Coordinator maintains positive working relationships with parents, university, school district, and community personnel to ensure appropriate referrals, and to access and utilize on and off-campus resources to assist in participant development.The individual collects and reviews documents to assist the Director in determining applicant eligibility and completes academic and developmental needs assessments with participants on a continuing basis.The position provides each participant with an Education Action Plan leading to successful academic and personal development, and provides participants with individual and group counseling and advisement.The Counselor/Coordinator assists with the collection of information needed for federal reporting and maintains current participant files and provides instruction for grade level appropriate college preparatory services, and plans co-curricular programming.The Counselor/Coordinator will work onsite at the University in the Upward Bound office from June thru August and travel to Fernley and Silver Springs, NV one to four days a week from September thru May. The individual reports to the Director, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Programs.Required QualificationsBachelor's Degree and two (2) years of related work experience ORMaster's Degree and (1) year of related work experienceRelated Experience: Advising and counseling service to low-income and first-generation college-bound high school students and education curriculum development or related experience.Certification and Licensure

  • Driver's license required
  • Must pass required background check to work with minorsSchedule or Travel Requirements
    • Regular travel to Fernley and Silver Springs, NV one to four days a week from September - May.
    • Variable work scheduleCompensation GradeAdministrative Faculty - BTo view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experienceRemarkable Retirement!Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day.Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada."I had no idea the values of the faculty retirement plan when I joined UNR. On my first day, I found out I was fully vested in my contributions and the companies 15.5% matching. I have watched my retirement grow over the years, not only in contributions, but with investments. It is hard to put into words how appreciative I am to feel so secure in my future" - Michelle B.Perks of Working at UNR!
      • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
      • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability - Faculty Benefits
      • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
      • Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders
      • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
      • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
      • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
      • No state income tax! Grants-in-aid for Faculty EmployeesThe University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-AidFaculty Dual Career Assistance ProgramThe University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance ProgramContact InformationSearch Coordinator, Ellen Murphy at emsilver@unr.eduExemptYesFull-Time Equivalent100.0%Required Attachment(s)Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at the following attachments to your application 1) Resume/CV2) Cover Letter3) Contact Information for Three Professional References4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.Posting Close TimeThis posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day priorPosting Close Date02/1/2023Note to ApplicantA background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify. As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks. For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment. Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.University of Nevada, Reno

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