Rochester Institute of Technology

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Counselor/Academic Advisor

at Rochester Institute of Technology

Job Description

Position Title
Counselor/Academic Advisor

NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services

Detailed Job Description
Please note:
NTID Student and Academic Services recruits and hires Counselors/Academic Advisors (CAA) at different levels of experience and skill in its career ladder:
  • Counselor/Academic Advisor  OR
  • Senior Counselor/Academic Advisor OR
  • Assistant Director
Salary and Placement in the career ladder and assignment will be determined by experience, professional licensure, certification, and skill proficiency level.

  • Provide personal and career counseling and academic advising to assigned caseload students.
  • Consult with faculty, staff, parents, vocational rehabilitation advisors and others as appropriate.
  • Complete timely documentation for all students following ACA guidelines and maintain accurate counseling and academic advising records.
  • Participate in counseling/advising department meetings, academic department meetings, and committee meetings.
  • Engage in professional development activities.
  • Initiate regular clinical supervision.
  • Serve as a guest lecturer and conduct presentations as needed
  • Teach programs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Excellent computer skills/MS Office Suite
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask
  • Knowledge of mental health, psychological and developmental issues of a Deaf/Hard of Hearing population required
  • Demonstrate diversity awareness and sensitivity to a variety of communication modalities.

Requisition Number

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Professional Area

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

Employment Category

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

Required Minimum Education Level

How To Apply
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Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or a related clinical field
  • Two or more years of professional counseling, academic advising or career counseling work experience
  • Sign language proficiency


Department/College Description
Provide personal counseling, career counseling, academic advising and consultation to NTID (National Technical Institute of the Deaf) supported students who are deaf and hard of hearing in a college environment following the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics.

Staff Job Function
Advising or Counseling