College and Career Transition Counselor/Advisor (This Position Will Serve the Interstate 35 and Van Meter School Districts)

JOB SUMMARY: Provide advising services to I-35 and Van Meter high school students to promote personal growth,
academic and career planning, and decision making across school districts and at the college. Must be able to maintain a flexible work
schedule with ability to work in high schools. This position will be at the high schools four days per week and at DMACC one day
per week during the school year and then summers at DMACC.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Travel to assigned high
schools and collaborate and coordinate as part of the high school counseling team to advise students in college and career planning and
support academic success and career exploration. Connect students and families with community and higher education resources to support
success in school and facilitate planning for post-secondary education. Monitor high school student enrollment in AP and dual enrollment
courses to ensure student progress toward college and career goals. Responsible for proactive communication and follow-up with students and
high school staff. Utilize and track data on student outcomes for targeted groups of students.

Advise students in all phases of
academic and career planning, including program and course information, scheduling, registration, transfer requirements, articulations with
other educational institutions and graduation requirements. Advise, coordinate and refer students with specific learning needs regarding the
identification and utilization of support services to assist in student success. May also assist with educational achievement plans.

Conduct recruitment, orientation and retention activities for high school and first year college students, visit high schools and
business/industry, attend college fairs, schedule and conduct campus tours, and serve as a resource in the development of promotional
materials to recruit and retain students.

Teach College Experience courses, Freshman Seminars and direct
workshops for students. Assist with summer programs, college orientation sessions, and other recruitment or enrollment events.

Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in School
    Counseling or related program leading to Iowa licensure as a School Counselor (Professional Service License or School Counselor
    Endorsement).One year of experience in counseling, advising, recruitment, promotions, admissions or related experience in a secondary and/or
    postsecondary educational setting.
  • Knowledge of current college educational and student services procedures and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to prepare and deliver public presentations.
  • Ability to plan,
    organize and manage time.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of
    individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of current software applications.
  • Must be willing to work a
    flexible work schedule.


  • Experience and commitment to working with
    diverse student populations including low-income, first-generation, underrepresented, and English Language Learner (ELL).
  • Experience working with community colleges.
  • Experience working with high school populations and/or working in high
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to English.




  • Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
  • Carry < 10 lbs x 100 ft
  • Push/pull horizontal 10 lbs x 18 in
  • Lateral Pinch
  • Forward reach
  • Crouch
  • Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Hand & Foot Coordination
  • Stand
  • Ability to be Mobile

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the
essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category: Light

Des Moines Area Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply with us. The College shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or, to the extent covered by law, veteran status. If you are a qualified applicant with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in our hiring process, please let us know. You may call (515) 964-6301 or send us an e-mail at

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