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Academic Intervention Specialist

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5





Date Posted:

Apr 19 2022 3:26PM

Close Date:

Jun 30 2022

Position Description

Job Summary:
Under the guidance of the Dean of Academic Support Services, the Academic Intervention Specialist manages the University’s supplemental instruction and tutoring programs, engages in individual and group career coaching and developmental advising, and teaches 100-level courses aimed at student success outcomes. The Specialist also works closely with the international student population at the University. Evening and weekend responsibilities are required for this position.


Primary Responsibilities:
1. Using the frameworks of strengths-based advising and trauma-informed practices, provide individualized and developmental advising and career coaching support and resources for students from all backgrounds and ability levels:
a. Develop personalized plans for improvement and monitor student progress throughout the semester.
b. Provide guidance for resume, cover letter, and other career-related documents or activities.
c. Support the Career Closet and events related.
d. Develops focused Professional day events for certain colleges or majors.

2. Oversee, manage, and evaluate the University’s supplemental instruction (SI) and tutoring programs to include the determination of courses for SI and tutoring, the selection and training of para-professional staff members, and the assessment of program outcomes.

3. Serves as the instructor with the Academic Performance Specialist and develops content for one-credit student success-related courses.
a. IN113: Exploratory Studies (for students with an undeclared focus on developing their academic identity and choice of major)
b. IN 113: College Foundations.
c. IN 110: Academic Strategies

4. Serve as a Student Development Advisor within the MilliKinship retention program, advising a caseload of assigned students. This includes but is not limited to: contacting and meeting with advisees, collaborating with academic advisors, faculty, and other partners, using technology platforms to record student interactions and access student information, and attending required training and professional development regarding advising students.

5. Utilize student information systems/platforms to provide effective and efficient information to students, faculty, and other constituents while maintaining student confidentiality in accordance with the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act.

6. Serve as an advocate for student success through frequent attendance at campus and community programs, events, and activities.

Other Duties:
1. Other duties assigned by the Senior Director of the Center for Academic and Professional Performance.

Application Process

Go to the Millikin Web page and apply at the link below

Institution Information

Size 1,600 students Mission To deliver on the promise of education Millikin University has been true to its founding vision for 100 years. Our students learn through real-world projects that reinforce classroom experiences, help develop practical skills, and express the University's responsibility to the community. They learn to see connections with other academic disciplines to demonstrate the diversity of human experience, the interactions between technology and society...And they learn about themselves and others, developing respect for differences and for the dignity of all. At Millikin, we prepare students for Professional success Democratic citizenship in a global environment A personal life of meaning and value

Additional Information

Starting date would be August 1st.

Contact Information

Carrie Pierson


Required Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or Counseling required, Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work or Counseling or related field preferred.
• Experience in teaching K-12 or remedial college coursework.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and technology skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, student information systems, and emerging technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in the development and creation of innovative student service programs.
• Demonstrated understanding and a solid commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Experience in academic plans and working with students with disabilities.
• Ability to work in partnership with staff, faculty, administrators, and student leaders.
• Understanding of student development with competence in departure theory, involvement theory, and other student development theories.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment, meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, and reprioritize projects as needed.