Position Details


Operating Title EDUCATIONAL COUNSELOR (Multiple Openings)
Location Keene State College
Department KSC Upward Bound [KABUPW]
Summary of Position

Keene State College seeks applications for two Educational Counselors for the Upward Bound Programs. The Educational Counselors work as part of a team to support students for success in high school and enrollment in college as outlined in the goals of the Upward Bound Programs. To learn more about the Upward Bound Programs, please visit:

These are grant-funded, 100% time 12 month positions, with start dates of January 2018. Positions are contingent upon grant funding; continuance of the positions is expected upon grant renewal conditions and grant funding.

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science are year-round college preparatory programs. The programs: prepare students for success in high school and enrollment in college, are funded by the U.S. Department of Education; are free of charge to students who meet eligibility criteria including being low-income and first generation college; and serve students enrolled in identified target high schools.

Responsibilities include: Recruit eligible Upward Bound Programs students; conduct needs assessment of individual students; develop school year and summer academic plans; provide academic counseling to caseload of students; offer college search, admissions, scholarships, financial aid/literacy, learning skills, time management, career and college exploration; attend staff meetings; represent TRIO on campus and in community; maintain federally mandated documentation including weekly contact logs, mileage, time and effort, applications, grade reports etc.; be familiar with technology including Microsoft Excel, Student Access database, and Google Suite, coordinate with college, target high schools, parents, students and community to promote program; attend professional development conferences and training; conduct both formative and summative programmatic assessments; facilitate academic year large group activities including grade specific workshops, college tours, and parent communications; supporting student and parents in college selection and leading the financial aid/literacy process; support recruitment, orientation and training of summer staff; support Upward Bound Summer program; maintain communications including newsletters, forms, permission slips, year books and social media and web presence. These positions require a flexible work schedule with some travel and night and weekend hours.

Additional Job Information

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
• Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
• Resume
• Contact information for three (3) references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled or otherwise closed at the college’s discretion; for full consideration, please submit all materials by Monday, December 4, 2017.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0672FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Master's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 1 year
Other minimum qualifications

Master’s degree in mathematics, science, engineering, counseling, education, human services or area closely related to program, or matriculation in a Master’s program; minimum one year of experience working with students in college, secondary school or community setting; knowledge of college search, admissions and financing; proven ability to communicate effectively through verbal and written means; demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, supervisory and project management skills; ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, administrators and staff; demonstrated proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with student information, learning management, and relational database systems (such as Student Access).

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience as a participant or staff member of a TRIO program preferred; proven commitment to the needs of disadvantaged students; knowledge of College and Career Ready Assessments including Smarter Balance, SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, college essays, college recommendations, Common Application. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

Salary Information

The position’s starting salary: $41,890, complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.0
Grade 15
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: or

Posting Details

Posting Date 11/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Grant Funded
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Have you ever been employed by any University System of New Hampshire campus?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If yes, which location(s):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Indicate your highest level of education.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School
    • Associate
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other (Please Specify)
  5. If you chose "Other" regarding level of education, please specify here:

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. How many years of experience do you have in relation to the minimum qualifications of this posting?
    • None
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-10
    • 10-15
    • 15+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vita
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents