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Student Development Specialist / Counselor

Company: Hudson Valley Community College
Location: Troy
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) located in scenic Upstate NY is a multi-campus College with locations in Troy and Malta New York. HVCC offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in three schools: Business and Liberal Arts; Health Sciences; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Hudson Valley is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and serves nearly 9,000 students each year. The college is a recognized leader in career and transfer preparation, workforce training initiatives, distance learning and service to a diverse population of students. Hudson Valley has an extension center in Malta, NY known as HVCC North and sponsors the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center in Troy, NY. With more than 80,000 alumni and nearly 1,000 employees, the college and is a catalyst for educational opportunity and economic development in the Capital Region of New York State.Hudson Valley seeks experienced, dynamic, capable, creative and caring individuals who would like to join our team and continue to build on decades of successful service to our community.In order to be considered an applicant for this position you must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement. HVCC does not support Visas. Applicants must currently hold an unrestricted employment authorization to work in the United States and appointment will be contingent upon completion of a background check.Student Development Specialist / Counselor GRANT-HV-NTP-011623Qualifications for EmploymentMinimum Requirements: Masters degree in psychology, or related field.Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of one year of professional counseling experience post licensure. Employment experience in the area of counseling and outreach services in a college setting with diverse and non-traditional populations preferred.Must be Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Social Worker (LMSW or LCSW) in NYS. Will be required to work evening and/or weekend events on occasion.Nature and Scope of Duties:The Student Development Specialist/Counselor reports to the Director of Counseling and Wellness and/or their designee and performs the following duties within Counseling and Wellness and the Student Development Unit:

  • Provides confidential, personal counseling and maintains a record for each student served.
  • Assists with the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based and evidence informed best practices and programming to foster student development, with a focus on mental health intervention, persistence, retention, and achievement of desired outcomes.
  • Supports students in developing an academic and/or personal success plan focused on meeting the demands of their coursework and personal responsibilities to facilitate reaching personal, education and career goal attainment.
  • Assists in developing and delivering trainings for faculty and staff on matters related to multiple aspects of student mental health and development.
  • Provides informational presentations to students and prospective students about student development offices and support offerings.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of relationships with academic departments and campus offices for the purposes of offering student support and encouraging referrals to student development offices. 7. Develops and facilitates student support groups, as needed, to efficiently and effectively address common student development concerns.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of a campaign promoting positive mental health and development.
  • Communicates with outside social service agencies in preparation for referrals, and makes referrals where appropriate.
  • Works with Dean of Student Development to assess and address needs of Student Development offices in regard to staffing, outreach and programming.
  • Provides data and reports based on student support and outreach efforts as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.This is a 10 month position and a 37.5 hour work week. Salary range of $38,000.00 - $41,000.00.Hudson Valley offers a full benefit package including Health Insurance, Dental and Eye Insurance, Retirement, employee and employees spouse and children tuition waivers. HVCC also has a generous leave policy.To apply, please visit and complete the online application before the Internal close date of February 10, 2023.Hudson Valley provides educational access to a diverse community of traditional and non-traditional learners in an environment that fosters lifelong learning and freedom of inquiry and expression. Hudson Valley values equity, inclusion, and dignity for all.Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Bi-lingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply.Hudson Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Hudson Valley Community College, Troy , Student Development Specialist / Counselor, Other , Troy, New York

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