Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is Catholic and historically Black. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service. Xavier University of Louisiana Pre-Collegiate and Summer Bridge Programs provides middle school, high school, and newly admitted college students with opportunities to enrich their academic and social development in the world’s most fascinating city. Participants are able to explore areas of interest on a deeper level through in-class discussions, laboratory experiences and cultural explorations. As part of the learning experience at Xavier, students can enhance their educational foundation and get a jump start on college life. The Coordinator of Pre-Collegiate and Summer Bridge Programs/Academic Advisor coordinates all aspects of BIOStar, MATHStar, CHEMStar, Super Scholar Excel, and the Stress on Analytical Reasoning (SOAR) Programs. The coordinator will also work closely with other staff in the Student Academic Success Office and assist in planning the Summer Start Institute (SSI).
Coordinate the application process for Pre-Collegiate and Summer Bridge Programs, including managing communication, promotion, and marketing (e.g., brochures, handouts, newsletters, and website) for each program. Recruit, select and supervise professional staff and student workers for each program
Recruit and select participants for each program and maintain student and program application files
Work closely with program instructor and develop a calendar of program activities for each program
Monitor the academic progress of participants and design a systematic approach to provide individual feedback
Respond to inquiries, requests or complaints from students, faculty, or staff and assist in their resolution
Track the academic performance of summer participants and the educational attainment and progression of former participants
Work with program instructors to compile all program assessment data
Assist with the preparation of internal and external reports and projects related to Pre-Collegiate and Summer Bridge Programs
Serve as the Advisor to Summer Start Institute participants who matriculate to Xavier and maintain regular contact with students until graduation, providing accurate information about degree programs and requirements, university procedures, policies, resources, programs, and curriculum
Manage student progress reports, early alerts, and develop action plans and interventions for students.
Serve as liaison between students, staff, faculty and administrators: provides referral services for students: assesses and coordinates services and streamlines processes in a changing environment
Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in to https://jobs.xula.edu. Submit a cover letter emphasizing qualifications for the position, a comprehensive CV/resume, and contact information for three references. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is Catholic and historically Black. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.
Dr. LaDrika Carey
Bachelors’ degree from an accredited institution
Two years of leadership experience with planning, implementing, and evaluating programs designed to prepare students for college
Relevant academic advising and experience in a secondary or a higher education environment
Ability to establish and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with administrators, faculty, students, staff, parents, alumni, and community partners/agencies (e.g., middle and high schools)
Ability to resolve conflict and respond to students and key stakeholders timely and appropriately
Strong data management skills
Master’s Degree in education, counseling and guidance, college student personnel administration or related area Three years of program planning and relevant academic advising in a post-secondary setting
Understanding of organizational and business practices in a college/university setting.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment
Ability to work independently and develop new business processes to improve operations to effectively meet program outcomes
Energetic and enthusiastic