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Professional Services Specialist IV/Counselor

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 3/13/23

Job Description



Under the direction of a Professional Services Specialist 2 or higher supervisory officer in the Administrative Services area at a state college, is responsible for independently performing professional work of greater difficulty using established policies, procedures, precedents, and guidelines; does related work as required.


  • Conduct group and individual counseling sessions for all students.
  • Select, train and supervise student counselors.
  • Meet with target school liaisons and to coordinate school visits.
  • Plan and coordinate parent workshops
  • Coordinator college tours and field trips.
  • Collect student data (i.e. report cards).
  • Attend meetings and seminars as required.
  • Screen and interview applicants for participant eligibility.
  • Assess participant’s potential for post-secondary educational goals.
  • Assess participants’ academic needs and make appropriate recommendation (i.e. tutoring).
  • Prepare improvement plan for each student (i.e. personal education plan).
  • Maintain participants’ files according to proposed guidelines.
  • Assist participants with exploration of career fields and goals.
  • Coordinate campus and college field trips.
  • Coordinate and/or conduct financial aid workshops for parents and participants.
  • Assist participants with the college application process.
  • Participate in staff development and in-service meetings.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on program activities (i.e. OSHE Scope & Sequence and Counseling Portfolio).
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with the university target school administrators, staff, and faculty.
  • Performs other tasks as needed.
  • Adhere to program policies and procedures in carrying out the goals and objectives of the program and NJCU.

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college/university with a minimum of bachelor’s degree.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of professional experience in an institution of higher learning experience working with at-risk youth or a field that is directly related to the functions of the position.

REQUIRED: Letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

PREFERRED: Experience with Pre-College programs and a Master’s degree is preferred or an equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

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

Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States