Outreach Counselor, Talent Search Program

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
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Location: Orange County, Washington County, Windsor County,
About the Job

Do you want to change some lives? Are you energized by the enthusiasm of teenagers?

VSAC is searching for an Outreach Counselor in our Talent Search program in central Vermont (Washington, Orange, and Windsor Counties) who will provide career and college readiness services to students at middle and high schools. This position will work with students at Northfield Middle and High School, White River Valley Middle and High Schools, Hartford Middle and High Schools, and Randolph Union Middle and High School. The key attributes we are looking for are:
• Flexibility
• Eagerness to learn
• Ability to work independently
• Vital relationship management skills
This position will be full-time, and the target start time is mid-to-late August.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in counseling, education, or related field (preferred); experience working with youth in educational settings; an understanding of the socioeconomic and academic needs of first-generation, modest-income students and families; excellent communication and organizational skills; working knowledge of adolescent development, career development, post-secondary options, and financial aid; solid group presentation skills; familiarity with public school systems.

Important note: You do not need to meet 100% of the experience and qualifications listed. If you think this might be a good fit, please apply.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license verified by a Motor Vehicle Record Report, a willingness to travel up to 1,000 miles a month, a properly inspected, registered, and insured motor vehicle for business use, and provide their own workspace when working away from VSAC offices.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

- DEI committee
- DEI survey to staff
- Based on results, DEI education was administered for all staff
- DEI survey sent out to our constituents
- Waiting to act on the outcome of the constituent survey

Wage or Salary
$25/hour starting