College and Career Transition Counselor/Advisor (This Position Will Serve the Knoxville and Pcm School Districts)

JOB SUMMARY: Provide advising services to Knoxville and PCM high school students to promote personal growth,
academic and career planning, and decision making across school districts and at the college. Must 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.


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

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 settings.
  • 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 schools.
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to

* Sit

  • 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
  • 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:

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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