Job Positions

Student Services II - Retention Coordinator (Job ID#37088)

Categories: South Central Region 7


Office of Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion | Student Success & Academic Affairs


College of Education & Human Development | University of Missouri

Date Posted:

Jul 4 2021 3:59PM

Close Date:

Jul 14 2021

Position Description

The College of Education & Human Development is seeking a Retention Coordinator to assist 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 undergraduates in 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 & Human Development, 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.

Application Process - Search Job ID# 37088
Online Application, Resume, Cover Letter, and References
Salary Range: $19.47 - $24.04/hour

Institution Information

University of Missouri
We are Mizzou! Our distinct mission, as Missouri's only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, is to provide all Missourians the benefits of a world-class research university. We are stewards and builders of a priceless state resource, a unique physical infrastructure and scholarly environment in which our tightly interlocked missions of teaching, research, service and economic development work together on behalf of all citizens. Students work side by side with some of the world's best faculty to advance the arts and humanities, the sciences, and the professions. Scholarship and teaching are daily driven by a sense of public service — the obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that will improve the quality of life in the state, the nation and the world.

Additional Information

Diversity Commitment
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 Director, Diversity & Inclusion


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

The preferred candidate will have:
- 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