Education Counselor Job Description

Education Counselor Job Description

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Education counselor provides academic advising to undergraduate students on course selection, curriculum requirements, registration deadlines, college and university policies, and campus resources.

Education Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective education counselor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included education counselor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provides advice and guidance to in-state and out-of-state student teacher applicants regarding GCU’s student expectations, processes, contacts, requirements of the student teaching experience and/or practicum
Handles a high volume of out-bound and in-bound student calls while meeting GCU customer service standards
Makes initial contact in a timely manner with applying student teachers
Coordinates practicum and student teaching requests with the Teacher Placement Specialist
Fingerprinting and Fingerprint Clearance
Passing scores on appropriate content area exams (such as AEPA Professional Knowledge Test or comparable)
Minimum GPA requirements based on degree program
Academic and financial aid obligations
Completion of required courses of study per GCU requirements
Prepares and distributes necessary information to students regarding the program(s)

Education Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Education Counselor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, OASAS, AED, VA

Education for Education Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the education counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Counseling, Education, Counselor Education, Teaching, Graduate, Management, Psychology, Faculty, Communication, School Counseling

Skills for Education Counselor

Desired skills for education counselor include:

Organization and administration of higher education
Federal
State
University rules
Regulations and procedures
Student development theory
Available college and community resources
Policies and procedures relating to admissions and registration
Programs
Local area labor/employment market and community resources

Desired experience for education counselor includes:

A target-driven individual who is aggressive, self-motivated and enjoys meeting and liaising with people from all walks of life
Willing to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends if required
A good team player, and one with good presentation skills
Public speaking and tele-sales skills would be required
Possesses a Bachelor's degree in any academic discipline
Preferably with 1-3 years of work experience in the area of sales

Education Counselor Examples

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Education Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of education counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for education counselor
  • Provides positive feedback and encouragement to students
  • Regularly interacts and represents student interests with Academic Counseling and the College of Education
  • Reviews, verifies and ensures student teacher candidates have met all requirements and obligations of the field experience component
  • Establishes rapport and positive relationships with students and partnerships with internal stakeholders
  • Creates and maintains relationships with schools and school districts to assist in the placement of College of Education students
  • Encourages students to ensure they are on track with meeting specific placement requirements
  • Provide dedicated and customized on-site seminars to public employees covered under VRS
  • Provide plan specific educational presentations and/or workshops on features of VRS’ defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans, including VRS Plan 1, VRS Plan 2, Hybrid Retirement Plan, VRS voluntary 457 plan, Virginia Cash Match Plan 401(a), Optional Retirement Plans (ORPs) and the Virginia Supplements Retirement Plan
  • Provide member outreach services throughout assigned territory in partnership with VRS covered employers
  • Contact employers in assigned territory to schedule seminars and work with them to promote attendance at the scheduled seminars and workshops
Qualifications for education counselor
  • Possesses a Bachelor's degree in Counseling/ Social Science/ Psychology/ Marketing/ Business or any other related discipline
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in English and Chinese due to the market that the incumbent will be targeting and serving
  • Must be willing to work on weekends and public holidays when necessary
  • Earned doctorate in Counseling, Counselor Education, or a related field from an accredited university
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and successfully manage assigned caseloads
  • Ability to develop positive student relationships and partnerships with internal stakeholders
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Education Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of education counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for education counselor
  • Provide and/or facilitate financial wellness and retirement readiness workshops, seminars and presentations in partnership with VRS business partners
  • Provide plan specific individual and group benefit counseling sessions to VRS covered members including active, deferred and retired members
  • Work on-site, in our Richmond office, at least once a month to foster team cohesion and to ensure proper maintenance of issued equipment security patching and system upgrades
  • Provide regular detailed reports of activity, attendance, topics, and trends
  • Teach courses in mental health and school counseling, such as Ethics & Professional Identity, Counseling Skills, Mental Health Counseling Internship, Assessment, and Psychopathology, with a potential specialization in Disaster Mental Health and/or Substance Use and Addictions Counseling (primarily at the graduate level)
  • Maintain active program of scholarly research and publications
  • Supervise/monitor students in practicum and internship seminars
  • Program, departmental, university-wide and professional service
  • Teaches one of more subjects within prescribed curriculum and encourages student success
  • Prepares and delivers competency-based online education and delivers online class instruction, providing theory and practice education
Qualifications for education counselor
  • Ability to develop and cultivate purposeful relationships with key stakeholders and students
  • At least 1 year previous experience in customer service and problem solving
  • The ability to comprehend facts and relay information to students
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and comfortable with navigating and maneuvering other databases and software becoming proficient with GCU systems within a short period of time
  • Must be available to work varied shifts, including evenings, weekends or holidays
  • Doctorate from a Counselor Education and Supervision program (CACREP accredited preferred)
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Education Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an education counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for education counselor
  • Through distance delivery mechanisms, ensures learning objectives are being met
  • Partners with Enrollment, Academic and Finance counselors to provide support to students
  • Stimulates class discussions and fosters and encourages an online culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity and ethics personal and professional development
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations or assigns this work to others
  • Provides qualitative, holistic feedback to support the numerical score awarded for assignments
  • Support student learning through multiple delivery systems including phone calls and emails
  • Contributes to a culture of learning
  • Supports adherence to CACREP standards
  • Assists in duties as assigned
  • Oversees faculty and curriculum in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program
Qualifications for education counselor
  • Able to speak fluent Mandarin and English
  • Must be prepared to work on weekends or public holidays when required
  • Proficiency with the use of standard office applications on personal computers
  • Strong interpersonal skills with student, faculty and staff, ability to handle conflict in a constructive manner
  • Sound judgment/critical analysis for decision making based on analysis, knowledge, and experience
  • Focus on students and colleagues and their needs
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Education Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of education counselor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for education counselor
  • Reviews all incoming students to the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program and approves admittance
  • Teach graduate courses in the EdS program in Counselor Education in an online program
  • Teach graduate school counselor education courses, including in the Master’s program
  • Participate in program initiatives, faculty decisions, program assessment, and advising
  • Assist with self-study and re-accreditation steps for School Counseling program
  • Responsible for recruitment, implementation, and management for the online EdS program in Counselor Education throughout the calendar year
  • Responsible for continued development and refinement of the online EdS program in Counselor Education
  • Advise graduate students as needed for the School Counseling program
  • Confirms placement assignment and coordinates transition of student teacher to Teacher Education Specialists to handle ongoing communication during teaching assignment
  • Coordinates securing needed documentation for affiliation agreements with school districts
Qualifications for education counselor
  • The Graduate Assistant should plan to commit approximately 40 hours per month to this position
  • Per CACREP, candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013
  • Licensed or certified as a professional school counselor and/or professional counselor
  • Experience working with multicultural concerns
  • Professional school counseling experience
  • Experience with practica and internship supervision of school counseling students
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Education Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an education counselor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for education counselor
  • Counsels students in-person, by phone, or by email on rights and responsibilities regarding receipt of student financial aid and promotes financial literacy with professionalism and a customer service orientation
  • Analyzes complex situations and resolves problems, understands and anticipates customer service needs with regard to student funding options
  • Works well both independently and within a team
  • Adjunct positions are pool positions
  • Teach graduate courses in both school counselor education and general counselor education curriculum
  • Deliver individual, group and e-mail academic advising to EIT students
  • Document and maintains the undergraduate student advisement record form
  • Develop academic degree plans for students
  • Develop and conduct group/individual workshops/training modules related to functional areas of responsibility
  • Compile information for various statistical assessments and status reports
Qualifications for education counselor
  • Experience as an instructor in a counselor education program
  • Doctoral degree in counselor education, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, or have related doctoral degree and have been employed as full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013
  • Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, holds an independent license in the field of counseling, and has experience in conducting research or scholarly related activities
  • Has a doctoral degree in a related field (clinical/counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, behavioral or mental health, or substance abuse counseling), and was employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to successfully adapt to an e-learning environment
  • Willingness to work in an accelerated learning format and to work online with students on a daily basis

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