This position reports to the Director of the Student Success Center (SSC). The Student Success Adviser supports the mission of the Student Success Center through direct student support, shared oversight of the academic alert program, and development of student centered programs and initiatives. The Student Success Adviser serves as a key campus navigator, and supports students in accessing resources appropriate for their needs. The Student Success Adviser will also assist with providing disability resource support, commensurate with qualifications.
Oversees academic alert program for students beyond the first year Provides holistic drop-in student support and advising Plans and organizes programming and initiatives supporting student success Analyzes student needs and connects students to appropriate SSC & campus resources Collaborates with other members and projects of the SSC
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The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life. A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris combines a student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMN Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body numbers nearly 1500 with a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. UMN Morris serves one of the most diverse student bodies in Minnesota. More than forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin. UMN Morris is the only federally recognized Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution in the Upper Midwest. UMN Morris is highly ranked by national publications – U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris campus in its list of “the best” and “most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching and students consistently win national awards, as demonstrated by UMN Morris’s status among the top baccalaureate institutions producing student Fulbright awards. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.
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BA/BS with at least 2 years of student support experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years. Demonstrated excellence in attention to detail, accuracy, organization, and time management skills. Technological competence with G Suite programs and Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new systems and software programs. Demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to work with persons with varied educational needs, and ability to contribute to the UMN Morris commitment to a diverse, inclusive learning environment.
One or more years of related work experience in a higher education setting. Experience with software programs including PeopleSoft, APLUS, APAS. Ability to identify and suggest opportunities for improvement and implement changes. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated successful experience working with confidential data. Demonstrated successful experience in using interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills and professional manner. Ability to adapt and be responsive to different people, situations, and requests and to prioritize differing patron requests and needs. Assist with Disability Resource Center where possible and commensurate with qualifications