Counselor, University Honors Program

POSITION #: 2133
DEPARTMENT: University Honors Program

RESPONSIBILITIES: Academic Advisor (50% of workload)
• Advising—
Counselor holds initial advising session for incoming honors students (freshmen, transfer, and continuing UNO Students). Thereafter, Honors students are strongly encouraged to meet with the counselor at least once a semester. Students can come in for an advising on an appointment and non-appointment bases.

• Monitoring—
Counselor monitors Honors students' grades and progress toward their Honors Graduation.
Send Honors semester progress report to each Honors student every semester.

• Honors Graduation—
Counselor plans Thesis Round-Table twice a semester and host the event with the Director to inform students of the requirements and procedure for the Senior Honors Thesis. Counselor assists Secretary with monitoring the students registered for Senior Honors Thesis; checking with eligibility, timely progress, and communicating with Registrar's office for appropriate Honors designations for graduation.

• Data Management—
Counselor is responsible for inputting the honors students' info into Honors Databases. Counselor also updates and maintains the databases every semester. Main areas are: Peoplesoft, Honors Listserv, and Honors Access Database.
• Registration Management—
Counselor monitors the registration in Honors Courses and make sure the requirements are met for the students taking Honors courses. Counselor calls and/or emails students to inform them of the necessary changes in their schedule.

• Honors Options—
Counselor assists Secretary (Student Worker) in operating Honors Option, informing students/faculty what it is, remind deadlines, and communicating with Registrar's Office.

• Coordinate Honors Scholarship—
Counselor advertises and screens applicants for the Honors scholarship. After the submission deadline, prepares a packet for the scholarship committee led by the Honors Director.

Honors Council Advisor (10% of workload)

• Counselor oversees all the activities involve Honors Council.
• Counselor oversees the publication of Benten newsletter.

Event Planner/Coordinator (20 % of workload)

• Counselor plans and coordinates the Honors events include the following:
• Honors Council Back-to-School Events
• Honors Council Monthly Meetings (Officer Meetings and General Meetings)
• Honors Council Bake Sales
• Honors Community Service events
• Thesis Round-Table
• Breakfast of Champions
• Spring Testing
• Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council Conference
• Honors Program Convocation
Departmental Webmaster (10% of workload)

• Maintain and update Honors Website ( as necessary.
• Work with the Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing for structural changes and complicated updates.
Liaison to the Office of Enrollment Services (10% of workload)

• Recruiter—
Counselor participate in the UNO's Recruitment Fairs (such as Get to Know UNO) to recruit high school students to UNO, ultimately to the Honors Program. Upon request, Counselor is available for targeted high school visits with Admission counselors.

• Additional duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree. Experience working in an academic institution. Strong student-service motivation, excellent computer skills, excellent organizational skills, flexibility and agility in juggling numerous and various responsibilities. Ability to contribute to Honors curriculum development in University Success Honors course and in Honors international program offerings.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree. Experience working directly with honors students.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to

DATE POSTED: July 3, 2015

CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by (at least 10 business days after the date posted on the UNO HRM website).

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant's having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.
The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.