Outreach Counselor (VSGU)

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
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Location: Caledonia County, Orleans County,
About the Job

We’re all about mission at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). Help us fulfill our mission of providing all Vermont students with information and financial resources to reach their educational goals. You’ll work in a relaxed yet challenging environment. We offer many topnotch benefits, and a dynamic, professional environment.

Do you want to change some lives? Are you energized by the enthusiasm of middle and high school students? Then apply for a position with VSAC as an Outreach Counselor in our GEAR UP program. This position will work with students in grades seven through twelve at schools in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (primarily Caledonia and Orleans counties). This is a full-time position, 45 weeks per year (time off during summers), with an August 2022 start date.

This Outreach Counselor position will provide career and college/technical training readiness services to middle and high school students. Ideal candidate is adept at building relationships and making connections, works well independently, and is flexible and eager to learn. The successful candidate will create a curriculum plan to cover the full spectrum of career and college planning services, meet with students regularly in groups, one-on-one, and in classes as well as offer workshops and presentations to students, parents and professionals, and develop rapport with students, school staff and faculty, and regional agency and college personnel. These services will be provided primarily in person and virtually if necessary.

Experience and qualifications include but are not limited to a Master’s degree in counseling, education or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education in the following: experience working with youth in educational settings, an understanding of the socioeconomic and academic needs of first-generation, modest-income students and families, a working knowledge of adolescent development, career development, post-secondary options, financial aid, and familiarity with public school systems.

Our work is often focused on the most marginalized people in society, including members of the BIPOC community, people from working class backgrounds, as well as other groups. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who fully understand the challenges and the perspectives of the communities that we serve.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license verified by a Motor Vehicle Record Report, a properly inspected, registered, and insured motor vehicle for business use, and provide their own workspace, including internet access. In order to work in public schools, applicants must also successfully complete a criminal background check.

This is a grant funded position that is contingent upon continued grant funds. To apply for this position, please complete the VSAC application at https://asp1.humanic.com/pls/vsac/hapss_index.apss

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

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