GOGEBIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE • E 4946 Jackson Road Ironwood MI 49938 • P: 800.682.5910   

Staff Employment


Reports to: Dean of Students and Director of TRIO Program and Disability Services

Group: Faculty (full-time year-round)

Summary: The Counselor is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of counseling services provided to students and TRIO Program (SSS) participants.

The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations for all employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all duties listed while in other cases, related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Serve as an academic advisor, and meet with students to keep current on academic needs and progress.
  • Develop Individual Academic Plans for students and SSS program participants, and assist in identifying goals and implementing strategies to accomplish goals.
  • Assist with placement into appropriate levels of college coursework based upon comprehensive evaluation of individual needs.
  • Facilitate trust and discussion about topics related to academic success.
  • Administer and interpret interest, skills, and develop personality inventories for purposes of career exploration.
  • Assist students with a variety of situational concerns including: relationship problems, lack of self-esteem, assertiveness training, stress management, eating disorders, sexual concerns, and issues around the transition to college, response to suicide, deal, or loss.
  • Facilitate referral to external agencies to address ongoing counseling needs.
  • Organize and facilitate various workshops and program activities.
  • Provide group services related to career and personal development.
  • Perform presentations at Orientation, the ORI100 courses, and other activities on campus, the Copper Country Center, at regional high schools, and for the general public.
  • Utilize cutting edge technologies to facilitate career development services appropriate to emerging job placement markets.
  • Help instruct and monitor effectiveness of the TRIO course.
  • Record student information/contact in the TRIO database program.
  • Interface with college faculty and staff to promote awareness and integration of TRIO programming into the campus culture and assist program students with achievement of academic and personal goals.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, rules, and regulations governing TRIO programs.
  • Student assessment tools.
  • Career assessment and interest inventories.
  • Relevant career exploration tools.
  • GCC graduation and transfer requirements.
  • Advising fundamentals.
  • Community college philosophy.
  • Student development theory.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Provide information and services to students individually and in groups.
  • Work with diverse populations.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Work effectively with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other people.


Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field required. Must be eligible for and obtain professional licensure in the State of Michigan. Three years experience in similar setting preferred, in particular working with TRIO programs. Experience with interest inventories and career exploration tools preferred.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use a computer, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

This position involves occasional day or overnight travel with and without students.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing:

  • a letter of interest
  • a detailed resume
  • three references that include current contact information
  • GCC Application for Employment
  • unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)
  • other relevant material to:

Human Resources Attn: Ashley Paquette
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 932-4231 ext. 324

GCC Application for Employment.

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