Job Positions

Advising and Retention Manager

Categories: Northeast Region 1

Department:

Career Development Center

Institution:

Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted:

Oct 12 2021 9:31AM

Close Date:

Dec 11 2021
 

Position Description

Advising and Retention Manager
Penn State Schuylkill is seeking an Advising and Retention Manager to lead our academic advising and retention efforts. Housed within the campus' cross-functional Career Development Center, specific responsibilities will include supervising professional advisors and providing guidance to faculty academic advisors while maintaining an advising portfolio, providing expertise in best practices, data analysis, and the scholarship of advising, retention, and student success, and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders across campus to include colleagues within the Career Development Center and across campus in Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs

Specific responsibilities will include:
• Supervising professional advisors and providing guidance to faculty academic advisors while maintaining an advising portfolio
• Providing expertise in best practices, data analysis, and the scholarship of advising, retention, and student success
• Collaborating with a variety of stakeholders on campus to include colleagues within the Career Development Center and across campus in Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs

Additional responsibilities will include:
• Managing the Advising/ DUS staff by providing leadership to the staff members, planning and facilitating regularly scheduled staff meetings, regular personnel reviews and assistance with professional development, facilitating change when new processes and policies which impact advising are implemented, managing the budget and assessment
• Working as an academic advisor with an assigned caseload and providing walk-in coverage on a shared basis with the other advising staff members
• Lead the retention efforts of the campus to include the following specific responsibilities: Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders on campus to include colleagues within the Career Development Center and across campus in Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and others to assess campus retention efforts and work towards increased student retention. Serve a lead role in the Retention Action Team and Retention Committee and develop and update campus retention plan. Oversee and coordinate summer PaSSS program and other retention initiatives
• Responsibility in planning, implementation and assessment of New Student Orientation in collaboration with the office of Student Affairs and also for ensuring that all new incoming students including advanced standing students and change of assignment students get registered for appropriate courses within their planned program of study and are assigned an academic advisor
• Additionally, this position is responsible for the oversight of all Division of Undergraduate Students, Provisional Students, and non-degree students who would benefit from academic advising The academic advising staff includes the coordinator and 3 full-time advisors. The advisors and other staff in the Career Development Center assist all Schuylkill students (more than 600 annually), perspective students, faculty and staff on an as needed basis to optimize student success from the beginning of their academic careers through their professional careers. They support faculty advisors through training, mentoring and professional development with the goal of ensuring that all advisors are as accurate and up to date as possible with advising policies and programmatic changes. This individual serves on campus and college-wide committees and ensures that student retention, advising issues, contributions, concerns and needs are included in plans, programming and decision-making. The position typically requires a Master's degree or higher and 3 years experience. Or a combination of education and experience. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2548283

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