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Student Services College Counselor

Arizona College of Nursing
Coronado, AZ
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
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Arizona College of Nursing is seeking a College Counselor for our Tucson, Arizona Campus!

Arizona College of Nursing is a rapidly growing, nursing school that transforms people's lives by preparing them for careers in nursing and improving communities through the care its graduates provide. As a leading nurse educator, Arizona College of Nursing offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's in nursing in 3 years or less with qualified transfer credits. Our quality nursing curriculum prepares students for an in-demand career to helps communities overcome the chronic, well-known, and increasing nursing shortage. Through the execution of a targeted growth strategy, the college plans to meet the growing demand for nurses by launching campuses in markets where bachelor's prepared nurses are needed.

Putting students first, we are dedicated to providing students with an exceptional education in growing healthcare fields; teaching them relevant, required skills for today and the future. Our culture is positive, supportive, and collaborative. As a team, we continually embrace our core values:

Passion: We love helping others succeed.

Excellence: We strive to be the best.

Adaptability: We learn, in part by trying new ideas.

Accountability: We own our results.

Integrity: We do the right thing.

What You Will Do:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Academic Operations, the College Counselor participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of counseling and student development that result in educational, personal, and professional development of the nursing students and support the advancement of the college's vision, mission, and values. The College Counselor serves on a team of Student Central coaches, implementing an "intrusive advising program" that involves advising students at risk of failure for psycho-social reasons.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Participates in the Intrusive Advising program, managing a caseload of students, making systematic contract with them, and referring students to appropriate community programs
  • Assists in the planning, development and implementation of programs designed to encourage the success and retention of students
  • Serves as the campus resource for identifying appropriate counseling services and programs for students with psycho-social challenges
  • Participates in student orientation and registration
  • Cooperates with other services, programs, and departments in identifying and working with at-risk students
  • Develops workshops for at risk students aimed at addressing common psycho-social challenges that impede their success in the nursing program
  • Serves as Title IX Coordinator

Additionally, The College Counselor will also be required to teach one (1) general education course per semester (16 weeks). As an instructor, the expectations will be, but are not limited to:

  • Direct contact with students in instruction, training, and monitoring professional and academic development throughout their program
  • Instructor provides a learning experience to students and evaluates their achievements
  • Keep students engaged in a classroom environment while following an established curriculum / syllabus
  • Create positive educational climate for students to learn in while establishing and communicating clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance and counsel those who do not adhere to guidelines
  • Recognize and analyze outward signs of problems that students may have that inhibit their achievement and take appropriate action
  • Identify and students who are "at risk" of leaving the course to Chair of program
  • Grade tests and projects, maintain grade books, track attendance and perform other administrative duties as needed

This overview represents major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of the position, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

What We Need from You:

We have an amazing team, so we want to make sure our standards are upheld. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Master's degree in psychological/social counseling or related area from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in counseling, especially with non-traditional and minority students

What We Are Offering You:

  • Competitive pay and opportunities for professional development
  • Dynamic organizational culture within a supportive working environment
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Rest and relaxation with paid sick leave and holiday benefits
  • Preparation for the future with a 401(k) and company match

Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls, please.

Our schools prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law.

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