Student Counselor Job Description

student counselor job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Student Counselor Job Description

A Student Counselor is an individual who provides counseling services to students, school personnel, and/or parents.

Job Brief

We’re looking for a Student Counselor to work with students and help them succeed in school. The Student Counselor will work with students on their academic goals, help them choose courses, and provide guidance on how to succeed in college.

Student Counselor Duties

  • Assist prospective students in the application process
  • Evaluate student’s academic qualifications
  • Assist students throughout the admissions process
  • Investigate and solve enrollment issues
  • Create and implement new marketing strategies
  • Work with prospective students and their parents
  • Maintain current customers for the organization
  • Create, maintain, and safeguard institutional records
  • Maintain current and prospective student records

Student Counselor Responsibilities

  • Assist students and their families with admissions, financial aid, and enrollment
  • Maintain student records, track student progression, and help with graduation planning
  • Attend college fairs, recruiting events, and career/job/internship workshops
  • Conduct campus tours
  • Deliver presentations on topics including admissions, financial aid, student services, and career/job/internship planning
  • Attend meetings and training sessions
  • Ensure accurate and timely filing of student records
  • Maintain and update student records files
  • Encourage students to apply for summer internships and part-time jobs
  • Respond to inquiries and answer questions from students and their parents
  • Attend meetings, training, and campus events

Requirements and Skills

  • Proven experience counseling, advising, and supporting students
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with students, coworkers, and parents
  • Strong knowledge of university policies and procedures
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to perform administrative

“Equal opportunity is central to our company ethos. We strive to create a workplace that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. We’re committed to building an inclusive team and encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages.”

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