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San Jacinto College - Counselor Resume Example

Aaliyah Griffin
  • XXXX XXXXXX XXXX XXXX, Houston, TX 77005
Professional Summary

Seasoned higher education student services professional with more than 30 years of experience at four-year public, four-year private, two-year rural, and two-year urban institutions. Excellent communication and advising skills. Passionate about student development, success and service. 

  • Proven Administrator and Manager
  • Effective Program Developer
  • Creative, Organized Team Member
  • Career ,Personal and Professional Coach
  • Successful Event Producer
  • Banner, Degree Works, MS Office Proficient
  • Skilled Budget Manager
Counselor, 05/2011 to Present
San Jacinto College Houston, Texas
  • Assist students in their personal and educational development utilizing career counseling, personal coaching, academic advising, educational planning, and fostering meaningful interactions between the students, faculty and administration at two district campuses of 7,000 and 15,000 students respectively.
  • Develop and present workshops on relevant topics for student success such as study skills, time management.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate the programs and services provided by the Educational Planning and Counseling Center within the Division of Student Development.
  • Work cooperatively with counterparts on the all campuses to achieve the College's annual goals and objectives.
  • Provide academic advising, registration assistance, and assistance in accessing and navigating institutional requirements Implement the college's retention plan and recruitment plan Implement programs and services on the campus that support both the accomplishment of the College's mission and the continuation of the College's accred.
Dean of Student Development, 08/2006 to 05/2011
  • Dean of Student Development Primary leader for the campus to assure all student development programs and services were leading edge and adhere to the highest quality standards.
  • Responsible for supervising, evaluating, coordinating, and directing all counseling, advising, career and employment services, disability services, international student services, Achieving the Dream student success initiatives, recruitment activities, retention activities, student life activities, and student discipline on the campus.
  • Ensured consistent uniform application of all functions, processes, and services within the student development area on the campus.
  • Works with Campus President and leadership team to determine campus needs and implement services.
  • Develop, recommend and manage the assigned campus budgets within student development area to ensure available dollars are effectively utilized.
  • Ensure operational costs are in line with relevant budgetary controls.
  • Implement the College's strategic transformation pla.
Associate Dean of Student, 08/1997 to 01/2006
  • Develop and manage diverse campus life department and community outreach programs for this institution of approximately 12,000 students.
  • Design, coordinate and evaluate new initiatives to enhance the academic, professional and social growth of new and returning students.
  • Serve as the chief judicial officer for the campus.
  • Advise faculty, department chairs and associate deans on matters of student behavior, classroom civility, and due process.
  • Maintain all personnel and fiscal responsibilities for three departments which include the allocation of resources and determining capital expenditure needs and requests.
  • Serve on several campus and district-wide committees, including chair of the Strategic Enrollment Management Retention Committee, co-chair of the Enrollment Processes Review Sub-Committee on Orientation, Facilities Master Planning Committee, and Financial Aid Appeals Committee.
  • Successfully increased the campus lecture series budget from $10,000 to $15,000 during a no growth funding cycle.
  • Incr.
Director of Student Activities, 08/1992 to 01/1997
San Jacinto College Central Pasadena, TX
  • Responsible for day-to-day fiscal and operational management of department and supervised 35-40 non-varsity organizations; serve as the advisor to the Students' Government Association and Presidents' Roundtable.
  • Trained students in program conceptualization, production, evaluation; motivation and management; fiscal accountability; interpersonal and leadership skills; goal setting and decision-making Initiated a registration process for student organizations that strengthened the budget management process while also providing the college with real numbers of students involved in student groups.
  • Designed and implemented several assessment instruments for unit effectiveness plan and the reports necessary to generate critical success measures and actual outcomes.
  • Originated and implemented an experiential leadership series open to all students.
  • Conducted orientation sessions for student organization officers and faculty advisors With the support of the Vice President of Instruction, worked with faculty to.
Director of Student Activities, 01/1987 to 01/1991
  • Responsible for a diverse program of campus activities for a non-residential, urban student body of approximately 9,000.
  • Supervised staff of nine.
  • Advised student organizations, including Student Government Association, Judicial Review Board, and University Program Council.
  • Developed and managed five fiscal budgets totaling $285,000.
  • Developed multicultural awareness initiatives, leadership development programs and retreats, and officer training workshops.
  • Initiated and designed a campus activities calendar that led to the development of a university master calendar.
  • Formulated and updated university policy statements and procedures relating to student affairs.
  • Committee appointments included Auxiliary Services Committee, University of Houston Athletic Marketing Committee, and Student Publications Committee.
Coordinator of Student Activities, 01/2016 to 05/1987
  • Coordinated social, cultural, and educational programs for the college and the Amarillo community, and advised student government and organizations.
  • Counseled students and assisted with academic advising of undeclared majors.
  • Planned and implemented leadership development outreach programs presented to Amarillo area high schools and middle school students.
Assistant Director, 01/1980 to 01/1982
  • Cultivated and solicited 60,000 alumni toward an annual fund goal of $5 million; managed the class agent system.
  • Developed and managed SMU Alumni/Student Telefund.
  • Raised $270,000; at that time it was considered one of the nation's largest four-week telefunds.
  • Designed and presented volunteer orientations, including all support materials (direct mail pieces and brochures).
  • Received a CASE Award for outstanding alumni giving publication.
Collegiate Field Secretary, 01/1978 to 01/1979
  • Traveled to 40 colleges and universities across the U.
  • S.
  • as a fiscal and operational management consultant.
  • Responsible for organizational analysis, leadership training, public relations, and innovative work in the group development.
Director, 01/1991
  • Planned, coordinated, and implemented two special event fund-raisers (art auction and pledge walk) for the non-profit, educational and social service organization.
  • Marketed and managed agency's third annual AIDS Walk, Run and Roll that attracted over 1300 participants and grossed over $135,000, which at the time set a record for the Houston AIDS Foundation.
  • Organized volunteer leadership teams and coordinated committee assignments.
M.Ed: Counseling/Student Personnel Administration Minor:Busi, Jan 1980 University of North Texas - Denton, Texas
B.F.A: Communications (Broadcast/Journalism), Jan 1978 Southern Methodist University - Dallas, Texas
NASPA Alice Manicur Symposium for Women Preparing to Become Chief Student Affairs Officers, 2000National Society of Experiential Education Member (NSEE), 2000 National Conference; NSEE Workshop: "Fundamentals of Experiential Education", 2000National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Member (NASPA)
National Law and Higher Education Conference Workshop: "How to Investigate and Resolve Employee and Student Complaints or Grievances and Prevent Litigation or Legal Liability", 2001
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Previous Companies:

  • San Jacinto College

Previous Job Positions:

  • Counselor
  • Dean of Student Development
  • Associate Dean of Student
  • Director of Student Activities
  • Coordinator of Student Activities


  • University of North Texas
  • Southern Methodist University

Level of Education:

  • M.Ed
  • B.F.A

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