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Professional Services Specialist 3/ Counselor

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 2/24/23

Job Description


LOCATION: VP Student Affairs (Pre-College Programs)

Reporting to the leadership of Pre-College Programs and leadership within the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Pre-College Programs Counselor will provide counseling and academic advisement to young scholars participating in the Pre-College program and foster meaningful relationships among participants, families, and educators that enhance engagement, academic performance, and the overall pre-college experience while adhering to established policies, procedures, and guidelines set forth by program leadership, the university, and the New Jersey Department of Higher Education.


  • Work closely and communicate with leadership to ensure successful programming.
  • Conduct group and individual counseling sessions for all students.
  • Select, train, and supervise student mentors and tutors.
  • Meet with target school liaisons to coordinate school visits.
  • Plan and coordinate parent workshops.
  • Coordinator college tours and field trips.
  • Collect student data (i.e. report cards & standardized test scores).
  • Attend meetings and professional development seminars.
  • Screen and interview applicants for participant eligibility.
  • Refer ineligible students to appropriate services.
  • Assess participant’s potential for post-secondary educational
  • Assess participants’ academic needs and make appropriate recommendation (i.e. tutoring).
  • Prepare improvement plan for each student.
  • Maintain participants’ files according to proposed guidelines.
  • Assist participants with exploration of career fields and goals.
  • Coordinate and/or conduct financial aid workshops for parents and participants.
  • Assist participants with the college application process.
  • Conduct participant follow-up surveys.
  • Participate in staff development and in-service meetings.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on program activities.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with the university target school administrators, staff, and faculty.
  • Adhere to program, university, and state policies and procedures in carrying out the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Commitment to diversity and equity
  • Commitment to high quality teaching and learning
  • Commitment to professional development and student success
  • Commitment to mentoring students and fostering relationships with parents and community partners
  • Saturdays and evenings are required throughout the academic year

EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited college/university with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or a related field. Master’s in related field strongly preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of professional experience and demonstrated ability in the following: multitasking and prioritizing student success outcomes, deadlines, and operations; counseling, mentoring, and/or advising; developing relationships with students, parents, and stakeholders; facilitating opportunities and access to quality education for underrepresented youth; adhering to protocols, policies, and regulations; working with a diverse population within a higher education setting.

REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS: Candidates are required to submit the following, 1) resume, 2) cover letter, and 3) three professional references including contact information.

To apply for this position, refer to NJCU website at:

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

New Jersey City University is a Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus. For the health of our employees, students and visitors, smoking, vaping and tobacco use is not permitted on campus. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.


Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States