High School Counselor/Recruiter

High School Counselor/Recruiter
(Full Time, Grant Funded)

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville is accepting applications for the position of High School Counselor/Recruiter to be located at the main campus in Knoxville. This is a full time, grant funded position.

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide academic advisement, career exploration, recruitment and career counseling services for students, alumni and community members. Assist students in selecting their educational and career goals and enrolling in appropriate classes and programs.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.) Bachelor's degree and two years related work experience.

ESSENTIAL TASKS: Employee must be able to perform the following essential functions to the satisfaction of the employee’s supervisor.
■ Provide career exploration and academic advisement services to prospective and current students.
■ Assist with student registration process, recruitment, orientation and other student and community activities.
■ Build and maintain relationships with area Jobs Centers, Chambers of Commerce, employers and other agencies to facilitate the referral and employment of career and technical students.
■ Plan, organize and implement recruitment related activities and events for career and technical student prospects.
■ Work in cooperation with other departments and the community to enhance employment opportunities for students.
■ Responsible for career and technical related surveys, records and reports of career and technical graduates.
■ Educate students on job search skills, resume writing and interviewing techniques, etc.
■ Attend Career and Technical program advisory meetings as appropriate.
■ Communicate effectively in a professional, tactful and courteous manner with students, employees, faculty, and the general public.
■ Ensure that all activities are conducted within the established guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
■ Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.
■ Maintain current knowledge of Tennessee Higher Education Commission rules pertaining to dual credit and dual enrollment.
■ Maintain a relationship with the instructional divisions and high school faculty.
■ Contributes to a safe educational and working environment by participating in all drills and training and being prepared to take action should a health or safety emergency occur.
■ Ability to work some evenings and weekends
■ Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and practices; knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Title VII, Title IX, ADA and other applicable laws pertaining to employment and education; ability to plan, organize and implement assigned responsibilities and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines; excellent organizational, analytical and planning skills; ability to participate as a team member, ability to understand and interpret rules and regulations, and ability to adjust to change; ability to handle confidential material judiciously; understanding of education programs and tools related to community colleges.

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to exchange ideas, facts, information, and opinions effectively and accurately with others; arrive at decisions, develop conclusions, or develop solutions; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse workforce and student population; ability to prioritize and delegate projects; ability to meet timelines and follow-through; ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion; demonstrate ethical conduct and professionalism; establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students, and the public; excellent customer service skills; comply with policies, procedures, and instructions.

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE: Utilize current College and/or department information technology including but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Ellucian, etc.; office machines such as telephones, fax machines, and copiers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor. The employee may be required to work or meet in the evenings and/or on weekends.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 25 lbs.; to operate office equipment which may require repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.


Salary: Commensurate with experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is August 27, 2019.

Application Procedure: Application may be found at Application may be found at https://tbr.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?c=tbr&site=27

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Salary Range

Commensurate with experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents.