Community Counselor — Seeking an individual motivated to play a key role in building a community-based Native Hawaiian teaching workforce on the Wai’anae Coast. The community counselor will provide one-one-one counseling support to non-traditional college students and community members interested in enrolling in college, who have the goal of becoming teachers of children from preschool to high school. The counselor must be able to support a diverse set of program participants in applying for and enrolling in a college program that meets their needs, and then to stay on track with their college coursework, graduate, and enter into the educational workforce. Responsibilities include participant recruitment, one-on-one participant counseling, providing assistance with college and financial aid applications and enrollment paperwork, facilitating dialogue between participants and college counselors, working with participants so that barriers to college attendance are eliminated, provision/coordination of English and Math remediation classes, facilitating community-building events, ensuring accurate data collection, and other responsibilities as needed.
Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years’ experience working in the education field; full knowledge of the University of Hawai’i System and other university admissions systems.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education; experience working in or living in a Native Hawaiian community and working with Native Hawaiians. Strong counseling/case management/people skills.