Special Populations Coordinator/Counselor/Advisor






Special Populations Coordinator/Counselor/Academic Advisor

Director of Counseling/Advising and Perkins Grant Supervisor

Work-Study Students

Full-Time, Administrative

May 23, 2019

The Coordinator oversees all functions of the Occupational Student Success Program and Support for Students with Disabilities Program. The Coordinator provides a case management approach to program participants such as intake, guidance on financial aid, academic advising, counseling, and referrals to internal departments or outside agencies. Additionally, the Coordinator provides academic advising to the general student population, provides career counseling, administers career/major exploration tests, and assists undecided students with career/degree selection, including recommending and analyzing career guidance and planning materials.


Perkins/Occupational Student Success Program

  1. Recruit new special population students, tracks student success, and provide case management services.
  2. Market the Occupational Student Success Program through presentations to community and college organizations.
  3. Assess students for abilities, skills, and interests to place into high demand, high skill, and high wage state approved occupational programs. Assist with coding students for tracking Perkins program participants.
  4. Assess and award Michigan Special Population Grant Scholarships to eligible students with periodic review by the Perkins Grant Supervisor. Maintain all files for all categories of special population students.
  5. Assist in the development and monitoring of, and make recommendations for, the Occupational Student Success Program budget in accordance with the Michigan Department of Education regulations.
  6. Gather and report year-end data for all categories of special populations to the Carl D. Perkins Grant Supervisor.
  7. Work with secondary Career Technical Education (CTE) partners to create seamless transitions into post-secondary CTE pathways.

Student Advising

  1. Provide academic advising as needed.
  2. Interpret ACCUPLACER and Placement Testing Results.
  3. Describe curriculum requirements.
  4. Assist with course selection and academic program planning.
  5. Provide transfer advising/education to students.
  6. Facilitate the registration of students.
  7. Refer students to appropriate internal and external resources as needed.
  8. Assist in college-wide activities, (i.e. College Night, orientation, faculty forums and in-services).
  9. Provide career advising for students as needed, including administering MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Support Services for Students with Disabilities (SSSD)

  1. Meet with students with disabilities to determine appropriate classroom accommodations.
  2. Ensure that each participant has completed the SSSD intake form, an Educational Development Plan (EDP), career assessment(s), and financial aid application.
  3. Work with faculty to ensure classroom accommodations are being provided.
  4. Supervise institutional compliance with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with other federal and state regulations concerning students with disabilities.


  1. Provide crisis intervention and limited personal counseling to students.
  2. Provide resources and referrals to community agencies when appropriate.
  3. Plan and implement classes, workshops, seminars, and forums to educate the campus community on mental health.
  4. Develop strategies to assist students in overcoming barriers to success.
  5. Maintain administrative documents and confidential student records.


  1. Glen Oaks Perkins Committee
  2. Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association (MOSPA)
  3. Coalition for K-13 CTE Programs/services
  4. Michigan Association of Higher Education Advisors for Disabilities (MI AHEAD)
  5. Behavior Intervention Team



  • Master’s degree in Counseling or related field AND Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW)
  • Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) or fully Licensed Psychologist (LP) required.


  • Prior experience in higher education.
  • Budgeting and reporting experience.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of all higher education transcripts, and three professional references to: Glen Oaks Community College, Attn: Human Resources, 62249 Shimmel Road, Centreville, MI 49032; or via e-mail at hr@glenoaks.edu. Applications may also be faxed to (269)467-4114. Position will remain open until July 9, 2019 or until filled.

Glen Oaks Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer. This organization participates in E-verify. For more information, please visit the E-verify website.