Job Positions

Retention Coordinator / Job ID#37088

Categories: South Central Region 7


College of Education - Student Success & Academic Affairs


University of Missouri

Date Posted:

Jun 14 2021 10:30PM

Close Date:

Jun 23 2021

Position Description

The College of Education (Mizzou Ed) is seeking a Retention Coordinator to assist Mizzou Ed in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Retention Programs. The individual in this position reports to the Director of Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion and facilitates the retention, outreach, and overall success of all members of our community, especially those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in education (e.g., Dorsey Leadership Academy). The role includes administrative assistance, data collection and analysis, event coordination, mentorship, collaboration, and educator duties that shift based on student need, projects, and programming occurring during the academic calendar.


- Serving as a program mentor to Dorsey Leadership Academy participants through 1-on-1 meetings, workshops, and events
- Serving as the primary contact for administrative duties related to the Dorsey Leadership Academy (e.g., scheduling, attendance tracking)
- Liaising between Student Success and Residential Life (e.g., setting up meetings, facilitating committees, initiating programming)
- Coordinating and hosting events (e.g., room reservations, collaboration, marketing, set up, clean up, catering) pertaining to Academic, Financial, and Social themes (in-person and virtual)
- Collaborating with staff and faculty across the College of Education, campus, and other institutions on retention and student success initiatives
- Following retention and student success trends, including data analytics, and developing and implementing retention strategies
- Assisting the Recruitment Coordinator and Advising staff with recruitment and enrollment into the Dorsey Leadership Academy
- Maintaining databases and data files on undergraduate retention (e.g., Dorsey, Family Tree, student organizations)
- Teach/Co-Teach an SSC 1150 course Supporting the overall team of the Office of Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion and other projects as assigned.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Application Process Job ID#37088

Institution Information

Additional Information

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Contact Information
Theresa Solis Metz


Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

- A Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
- 4 years of related experience post-Master’s degree.
- Experience with diversity and inclusion efforts and programming.
- Proficiency in public speaking, facilitation, data collection and analysis, and event coordination.
- Familiarity with Outlook, Google Drive, Microsoft Office Suite, Teams, and Zoom.
- A valid Driver’s license