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Counselor and Transition Courses Coordinator

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Student Retention


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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Position Description

The Counselor and Transition Courses Coordinator will coordinate undergraduate transition and student success courses designed to support the positive college outcomes of transition, retention, graduation.


Work with faculty director and faculty advisory board to develop and update curricula. Advertise the courses to all students and, in particular, first generation, low-income, transfer, and historically underrepresented populations. Monitor enrollment, track student participation, and track academic outcomes. In coordination with faculty director, hire and train instructors. Manage course logistics including course scheduling, materials and room assignments, as well as coordinate in-class workshops and presentations from student success partners on campus. Serve as a counselor to students enrolled in the courses. In conjunction with faculty director, assess course effectiveness, develop reports on course outcomes and participate in special projects. Teach sections of courses (achieved through a salary overload). Serve as a counselor to a caseload of students engaging with academic interventions in the Office of Undergraduate Retention each academic term. Coordinate with student success partners across campus and actively contribute to efforts to help undergraduates thrive at Carolina.

Application Process

Institution Information

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information

$45,200 to $48,000

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Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Education or related field is required. A Ph.D. in Education or Higher Education is advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience and knowledge in the following areas is strongly preferred:

1. Experience teaching undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

2. Managing course curricula and administrative logistics.

3. Experience leading and supporting instructional staff.

4. Knowledge of best practices in undergraduate student retention and familiarity with the academic, wellness and engagement challenges first-year, transfer, low-income, and underrepresented students commonly face on their path to degree completion.

5. Experience assessing effectiveness of academic courses, programs and/or interventions.

6. Strong oral and written communication skills.

7. Demonstrated effectiveness working collaboratively with staff and colleagues.

8. A demonstrated commitment to strengths-based, student-centered approaches to encouraging student success.