Senior Counselor Academic Advisor resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

I am interested in the High School College Counselor position at Freeport High School. I have been practicing academic, career, social and emotional counseling for the past 18 years. This includes meeting with students individually and in groups to enhance their educational experiences. I developed curriculum and other tools to assist students in their transition to college including providing mentorship, tutorial support, and financial aid information. This College Counselor position would be a great fit for me because I will be able to guide high school students pursuing higher education or vocational opportunities with insight from the skills I have acquired from working in a diverse range of academic settings.

  • Technology Skills
  • Peoplesoft, Internet Native Banner (INB), Kronos, Social Media, Microsoft Office, Navigate, Quicken,
  • Blackboard, Brightspace, Zoom
  • Transition to College and College Preparation
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Student Records Maintenance
  • Academic Monitoring
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Career and Academic Counseling
  • Class Schedule Preparation
Work History
05/2016 to Current Senior Counselor/Academic Advisor Kansas State University Foundation | Hays, KS,
  • Provide holistic academic, personal and financial aid counseling to Educational Opportunity.
  • Register and modify students' schedules for course selection.
  • Create and maintain academic plans for assigned cohort of students.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise Summer Academy residential staff, Social Work interns and Graduate Assistants in the department.
  • Manage the Success Coach academic mentorship program including hiring and training student workers, develop curriculum and manage documentation.
  • Assist with facilitating Academic Support Group workshops for prehealth and other allied health fields, and stress reduction techniques.
  • Teach Counseling Seminar in the Summer Academy and First Year Seminar for the undergraduate colleges in the Fall semester.
  • Develop curriculum for Residential Assistant (RA) and Teacher Assistant (TA) spring training course including creating the syllabus, setting up blackboard, creating the zoom link, assigning Counselors and Professors to help teach the course.
  • Participate in Career Affiliates Program training for women professionals for enhanced career counseling skills.
  • Provide references and recommendation letters to students continuing education and/or seeking employment opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Campus Residences during Summer Academy to manage the logistical housing aspect for students, RAs and TAs.
  • Provide specialized support for at-risk and academic jeopardy students.
  • Mentor students through the Student African American Sisterhood program.
  • Maintain student database and electronic records for each student contact.
01/2014 to 01/2016 Counselor/Faculty Promises Addiction Treatment Center | Ormond Beach, FL,
  • Provided counseling services to a caseload of 300+ adult, veteran and at-risk students at the
  • Center for Educational and Retention Counseling
  • Developed and facilitated Academic Success workshop series in topics of work, life and college balance and time management
  • Taught Academic Success course for probationary students and Counseling Seminar for remedial students
  • Participated on various committees including college-wide and departmental assessment, honors program, departmental curriculum development and college-wide service learning committee
  • Conducted Retention Strategy Workshops for at-risk probation students
  • Maintained assessment data for at-risk academic warning and probation students
  • Assisted with the primary phases of the implementation of the EOP program with the Service
  • Learning Committee
  • Trained and supervised work study student workers
  • Provided registration assistance and followed up with students in academic jeopardy.
01/2007 to 01/2014 Academic Services Coordinator College Of Health Professions, Pace University | City, STATE,
  • Provided academic advisement services for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs on the Pleasantville and New York City campuses
  • Coordinated tutorial services for nursing students and change of major students in the subjects of Chemistry, Biology and Math with the assistance of the Center of Academic Excellence
  • Collaborated with the budget and grants area for the maintenance of scholarships for nursing students and faculty research
  • Trained faculty to advise nursing students
  • Taught First Year Seminar courses to enhance retention of students and assist in transition from high school to college
  • Assisted with organizing orientations, open houses, admitted student days and attended off-site recruitment events for prospective students
  • Assisted in preparing annual reports, assessments, and developed strategic plans for academic advising services
  • Updated written material and online communication for the nursing program
  • Supported and resolved students’ personal, academic, registration and financial aid issues
  • Collaborated directly with the Associate Dean of Nursing, Dean of Students, Associate Dean of
  • Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, and Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education for academic success and retention.
01/2006 to 01/2007 Group Facilitator Freshman Students, St. Francis Preparatory High School | City, STATE,
  • Facilitated group workshops for students transitioning from Middle School to High School.
  • Assisted in crisis management with other counseling staff.
Expected in 05/2007 Master’s of Science in Education | School Counseling And Human Services St. John's University, Jamaica, NY GPA:
Expected in 05/2004 Bachelor’s of Science | Communications, Advertising & Public Relations Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY GPA:

  • United University Professions (UUP)-Treasurer- Present
  • African American Sisterhood (SAAS) 2018-Present
  • LICSPA Conference Committee-2016-2020
  • Women’s Faculty Association- 2014-2015
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)- 2014-2016
  • ACE Women’s Network of New York- 2013-2014

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School Attended

  • St. John's University
  • Ithaca College

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Counselor/Academic Advisor
  • Counselor/Faculty
  • Academic Services Coordinator
  • Group Facilitator


  • Master’s of Science in Education
  • Bachelor’s of Science

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