The University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR, United States
Healthcare, Nursing, Education, Counseling
AR State Title
Minimum Salary or Salary Range
344000 - Nursing
The Education Counselor is to assist students in their growth and development by constructing meaningful educational plans which are compatible with their life goals. It is a continuous and consistent process which is built upon the basis of frequent, accumulated personal contacts between advisor and advisee. The Education Counselor is responsible for assessing, and counseling individuals and providing individual/group education and vocational guidance services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
•providing advising services to Juniors, Seniors, and Post-Baccalaureates by assisting students in developing academic goals and educational plans, and outlining appropriate classes needed to achieve those goals.
•maintaining current knowledge regarding admission, transfer, and degree requirements.
•establishing of rapport with advisees and faculty in the School of Nursing, development of knowledge related to all degree programs offered within the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (
•monitoring and facilitating academic progress through ongoing collaboration with faculty and student.
•empowering students by assisting them with personal goal setting, time management skills, study skills, financial planning, interpersonal communication and personal accountability .
•referring advisees to university resources such as tutoring centers, the University Counseling Center, Disability Support Services, etc. as needed.
•explaining institutional policies and procedures, including the use of technology in communication, academics, advising, and registration to students.
•Meet/communicate with prospective students for the School of Nursing
•other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Nursing.
•willing to work recruiting events for the School of Nursing.
•willing to travel for recruitment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education.
•Knowledge of student development theory.
•Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to admissions and registration.
•Knowledge of available college and community resources and/or programs.
•Skill in delivering classroom and public presentations.
•Skill in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
•Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team.
•Ability to make sound judgments and assist in resolving student concerns.
•Ability to defuse an emotional or tense situation and offer viable solutions.
•Ability to work with students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
•Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.
•Civility in all interactions of a public or confidential nature.
•Positive attitude and willingness to help students be successful.
Required Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in education, counseling, or counselor education; plus one year of experience in counseling or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
These qualification and characteristics are critical to success in this important role in the
School of Nursing. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes, and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths
•Master’s Degree in student affairs, education, counseling, communication, psychology, or related field and one year of experience in counseling or a related field OR demonstration of knowledge of student development/student retention theory and best practices.
•Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, including but not limited to students of color, individuals who are non-native English speakers, individuals with pre-college academic skills, first generation college students, and individuals experiencing disability.
•Demonstrated commitment to student success through application of holistic, developmental, and personalized advising strategies.
•Considerable knowledge of and experience practicing inclusive, culturally responsive, and unbiased service delivery.
•Demonstrated understanding of advising philosophies, and theoretical frameworks, such as
Core Values, and
Standards of Advising.
•Strong public speaking, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
•Strong organizational, time management, and task management skills.
•Ability to use current and new technology effectively to support advising related activities including accessing data, connecting with students, and managing records.
University, Campus, and Community Description
Founded in 1907,
has an enrollment of more than 11,000, of which
approximately 1,800 are graduate students. The university offers more than
90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including
seven doctoral programs. The student body consistently scores above the
national average on the
is proud of its tradition of teaching
excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative
activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.
in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central
Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several
major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system,
and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita
and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo
Desired start date
Position Summary and Qualifications
Physical Demands Checklist
Sitting, Kneeling, Standing, Lifting/Carrying, Walking, Balancing
Administrative Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds, Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds
Posting Detail Information
Background Check Statement
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UCA EEO Statement
The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a resume, a letter detailing how the candidate is qualified for this position and transcript (can be unofficial) from school where master’s degree was earned. (loaded under “other documents”) via the university online employment at https://jobs.uca.edu.
Please provide contact information for three references. Letter of reference will not be requested at this time.
The University of Central Arkansas
Phone : 1.501.450.3181
Fax : 1.501.450.5088
Website : http://www.uca.edu
The University of Central Arkansas aspires to be a premiere learner-focused public comprehensive university, a nationally recognized leader for its continuous record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly and creative endeavors, and engagement with local, national, and global communities.