• Adult Education

    Greenville, SC

    Academic Counselor

    Greenville, SC

    Date Available

    Tue Oct 20 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

    Application Due

    Sat Nov 14 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)


    Hourly Wage

    How to Apply

    Email resume and cover letter to employment@united-ministries.org

    Position Description


    This position is responsible for implementing policies and procedures designed to provide high quality GED academic preparation and support for adults pursuing financial stability through education. Special emphasis is on effectively managing the logistical aspects of daily operations, including simultaneously handling phone calls, texts, access to the building, and scheduling. Secondary responsibilities will include directing and orienting students who are present in the building. Additionally, this position fosters a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of low-income adults pursuing a high school equivalency diploma by engaging in warm, helping relationships with students.

    Position hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. This position is temporary and anticipated to extend through at least June 2021.

    This position will work within an agency-wide Integrated Service Model that emphasizes the delivery of multiple types of services (e.g., crisis assistance, employment, education, financial literacy, etc.) in one location. Excellent applicants will have a discerning and compassionate spirit, as well as experience in human services.

    United Ministries’ mission is to serve and empower those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency. Our vision is a community working together to ensure that all people have the opportunity to thrive in Greenville.

    Interested applicants should submit both a resume and cover letter.


    Answer and return phones calls relating to inquiries about joining the program and/or scheduling appointments.
    Utilize various spreadsheets and technology to schedule tutoring and testing appointments for students and to relay necessary information to other Adult Education staff, students, and volunteers.
    Utilize texting through Google Voice to communicate with current and past students, as well as to gather necessary data for reporting.
    Answer doorbell calls.
    Connect students to other Adult Education staff, other United Ministries’ programs, and/or other community agencies based on individuals needs and barriers.
    Create new student profiles in the agency’s database.
    Foster a caring environment for students that establishes healthy relationships as the foundation for personal growth and development.

    Conduct individual or small group orientations for students enrolling in the program.
    Make and explain study plans to students.
    Greet students upon arrival and assist with starting tutoring and testing sessions.
    Communicate with tutors via email, text, and phone concerning schedules, technology, and individual student study plans.
    Maintain curriculum and program supplies (copies, new student folders, etc.)
    Provide effective academic guidance for students on subsequent visits

    Skills and Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal with diversity and assist people facing barriers of all types.
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask and troubleshoot problems.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
    • Proficiency with Google forms.
    • Proficiency with Zoom.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain thorough and accurate records.
    • Integrity and discretion.
    • Regular and sustained attendance.

P.O. Box 17934

Greenville, SC 29606


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