Academic Counselor (Three Open Positions)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
Job Type: time type
Full time

Job Number: job requisition

Location: Fayetteville
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Type of Position:
Professional Staff –
Academic Affairs

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:


Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:



University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution,
classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The
University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing
transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and
the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked
as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one
of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall
quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a
healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition
waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university
contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary
documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Summary of Job

This Academic Counselor position is designed to help students reach their educational and career goals through
recruitment and advisement. In addition to the recruitment of participants, this position provides advisement on academic issues including
the completion of a rigorous high school curriculum, high school graduation and college entry/graduation, scholarship and financial aid
eligibility and application information, and post secondary selection/application. In addition to advisement, this position requires the
development and delivery of college preparatory curriculum for participants in approved target schools which is age/grade appropriate, and
the development and implementation of program activities promoting college entry such as campus visits to colleges and universities, and
other college preparatory campus/initiatives. As required by the U.S. Department of Education, record keeping duties include the entry and
maintenance of hard copy and database files for all program participants, documentation of services provided, and tracking/reporting student
progress for annual performance reporting. This position will also be required to travel by car to target schools and may be required to
travel by air or car for work related events. The ability to work with others in a collegial, harmonious manner (especially with members of
one’s own team) is an essential function of this position.

Regular and reliable attendance that is not disruptive to the operation of
the department is an essential function of this position.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in education, counseling, social work, family studies, behavioral science, public
    administration, or other related field from an accredited institution
  • At least two years of related experience with the population
    to be served: low-income/first generation to college
  • Experience in educational/career/personal development
  • Displayed
    proficiency in written and verbal communication; and demonstrates written and organizational skills


  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English
  • A Master’s degree in education, counseling, social work,
    family studies, behavioral science, public administration, or other related field from an accredited institution in education
  • At
    least two years related experience and personal success in overcoming the disadvantages or circumstances of the target population to be
    served by the project: first-generation, low-income students with the potential for higher education

Knowledge, Skills &

  • Knowledge and experience with academic and career guidance as it relates to working with disadvantaged youth,
    technology, learning skills development and post secondary admissions requirements
  • Proficient in written, verbal, and organizational
  • Required skills also include the use of computer, social media, and database technology
  • A valid driver’s license in
    addition to reliable transportation is required for travel to target schools

Additional Information:

This position is
renewable annually based on continued need for the position, availability of funding, and satisfactory job performance.



Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of five
Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)


Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Evelyn Fuller, Director, UATS/CPTS,
Nathan Brown, Director, ETS,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas
System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed
recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pre-employment Screening

Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry
University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for
employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also
be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the
position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify
an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a
confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop
and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate
that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to
race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military
status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant
information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical


Frequent Physical Activity:

Occasional Physical


Benefits Eligible: