About Springfield Technical Community College :
Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequaled in the state. Biotechnology, IT Security, Laser Electro-Optics, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 7,700 day, evening, weekend and online students S.T.C.C. is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Office of Admissions is currently seeking to fill the full-time position of Admissions Counselor. This position serves as a member of the Admissions team, focusing on educating and recruiting prospective students to the college. The Admissions Counselor will represent STCC both on and off campus, to prospective students, parents, high school counselors, community agencies, and a variety of other individuals or organizations. This individual will be responsible for attending various recruitment events, organizing and conducting information sessions, meeting one-on-one with potential students, providing information regarding college opportunities and admissions procedures.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Represent STCC at various recruitment related events on an ongoing basis including evenings and weekends when required.
Organize and conduct various college enrollment information sessions on and off campus.
Outreach to various high schools and community based agency regarding college enrollment.
Meet one-on-one with potential and current students regarding the college admissions process.
Review admissions applications and supporting documents for enrollment.
Outreach to applicants and accepted students in various stages of the enrollment process.
Greet the public and answer questions in person and through other means including electronic formats.
Work as a member of a fast-paced detail driven team.
See " The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Massachusetts Community College Council Classification" (MCCC) Specifications below.
http://www.mass.edu/shared/documents/classificationspecs/specsmccc/Admissions Counselor - HB 1181.doc
Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, Liberal Arts, or closely related field; with six (6) months experience and/or training involving college admissions, transfer credit evaluation, or academic counseling/advisement; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
An understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college is essential.
Candidates must be very comfortable working with ethnically diverse populations.
Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish/English are preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as well as experience in making enthusiastic public group presentations.
Individuals who are team oriented, energetic, focused on details, have strong organizational skills, and are comfortable in a fast-paced environment that places a high premium on customer service are desired.
The ability to work flexible and/or extended hours including weekends is required.
Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to travel within the Western MA and Northern CT area.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Working is normally performed in a typical /office work environment. Noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. Work involves a high activity level and pace, and competing time demands. Frequently needs to move inside the office department and throughout the campus. Must be able to travel in Western, Massachusetts and Northern CT, as needed. Essential tasks require typing/keyboard skills, phone usage, reading, speaking, and listening. Use office equipment and computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Required to frequently communicate and interact with students, faculty, management and the public.
All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references to https://www.stcc.edu/about-stcc/employment. **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
POLICY STATEMENT ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY
The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.