University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Continuing Education Counselor I

Payroll Title: UCP V
Class Code: 0506-9085
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 488

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of Continuing Education counselor II and in cooperation with the administration and faculty of the home campus, counsels Bachelor General Studies student and others, and provides related administrative, coordinating and support activities

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides information about the bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program to potential applicants.
  2. Accepts applications to the program, evaluates applicants’ prior education and makes decision on whether or not to admit students to degree seeking status.
  3. Identifies appropriate faculty mentor (advisor) for each BGS students’ programs of study; recommends scheduling of such courses to appropriate university officials and performs other related tasks designed to develop and enhance the program.
  4. Identifies and recommends courses needed by or beneficial to BGS students’ programs of study; recommends scheduling of such courses to appropriate university officials and performs other related tasks designed to develop and enhance the program.
  5. Provides advice and information on career options and educational opportunities; collects and maintains current information on such educational opportunities in a geographic region.
  6. Provides information to and counsels students, faculty and staff on the needs of and the problems faced by adults who return to school of study on a part-time basis.
  7. Advises non-degree students on course selection and/or prerequisites, registration procedures, financial aid options and related matters; resolves problems related to non-degree student enrollment at a specific campus.
  8. Approves late registration or course adds, late course drops and requests to waive credit limit requirements for non-degree students at a specific campus.
  9. Assists in various student recruitment, retention and support activities such as open house information sessions and social events, and develops and distributes newsletters and other informational materials.
  10. May administer and evaluate various tests related to career development and educational planning.
  11. May serve on various committees at the local campus or at the University level.
  12. May work on special projects on a regular or ad hoc basis.
  13. As assigned, may assist in representing the BGS program to various civic, corporate and educational groups within a geographic region.
  14. Performs administrative and coordination activities at the local campus and within the University as required by the position.
  15. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the functions of the job.
  2. One to two years experience with adult and/or part-time students, preferably in postsecondary institutions.
  3. Ability to work flexible hours.
  4. Previous administrative and/or counseling experience, preferably in postsecondary institutions.

Date Created: 6/28/85