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Academic Advisor/Life Skills Counselor Veteran Student Support Services

Pensacola State College, Veteran Student Support Services

Job Title: Academic Advisor/Life Skills Counselor Veteran Student Support Services
Reference Code: Job #2479
Job Location: Pensacola, FL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Admissions/retention/enrollment mgmt.
Careers services & placement
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Academic Advisor/Life Skills Counselor Veteran Student Support Services
Pensacola State College

The Academic Advisor/Life Skills Counselor Veteran Student Support Services (VSSS) position is a full-time professional position. 

The Academic Advisor/Life Skills Counselor Veteran Student Support Services VSSS will be responsible for student assessment, eligibility, orientation, advisement, counseling, graduation and transfer functions; develop and conduct workshops, maintain transfer resources, and arrange visits to four-year institutions, multicultural training experiences, and cultural events; and supply information for reports and assist in compiling them to demonstrate effectiveness. 

The Academic Advisor/Life Skills Counselor Veteran Student Support Services VSSS will represent the program at necessary functions, meetings, and conferences; assist students with enrollment processes in programs and courses during registration periods; administer interest, aptitude, and career related tests as needed; assign mentor/role models for students; and assist in communicating with upper level colleges and universities. 

This position reports to the Director, Veteran Student Support Services. This is a grant-funded position.


Job Requirements


Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, education, student development, social work, or related area; and one-year postsecondary experience with responsibility in career or financial aid counseling, academic advising, curriculum planning, or admissions are required. Successful results of a criminal background check are required.

Pursuant to College policy, it is an employment eligibility requirement for an applicant to meet the requirements of § 435.04(2), Florida Statutes, related to background investigations. Any person failing to meet the requirements of the statute will be deemed not qualified to hold employment in this position. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) approved background check will be conducted on every successful candidate as a condition of employment, and any person who fails to disclose any adverse information contained in the background investigation at the time of submitting the employment application will be disqualified from employment.


Preference is given to military veterans and to qualified individuals from a background similar to the targeted population. Will consider a minimum of one-year experience providing supportive services to military populations, experience in program development, federal education programs, open admissions schools, transfer counseling, and working with educationally disadvantaged students.



Information and Application Process Instructions

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume’ to supplement the online application. If veteran’s preference is claimed, a copy of the DD-214 must be submitted. The supplemental materials must be uploaded and assigned to the online application. If you have any questions about this process contact Tanesha McCreary via email at

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled – Review of applications will begin March 17, 2017. To receive full consideration, the online application and supplemental materials must be received by March 16, 2017.

To apply visit the website at

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Pensacola State College and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Rhonda A. Likely as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Rhonda A. Likely
Human Resources Office
1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola , FL 32504
Phone: (850) 484-1731
Phone: (850) 484-1760
Fax: (850) 484-1711

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