Job Positions

Student Success Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

Center Of Student Success

Institution:

Carthage College

Date Posted:

Jan 25 2021 1:34PM

Close Date:

Mar 20 2021
 

Position Description

The Student Success Advisor provides specialized retention outreach and support services within the Center for Student Success to facilitate Carthage students’ successful transition to the College and ongoing academic success and persistence through graduation. Center for Student Success staff work closely with other college personnel to holistically address the academic, developmental, and social needs of students, with particular focus on supporting underrepresented/under served student populations. Position may require shared supervision of a limited number of Peer Mentors and/or other paraprofessional staff as they serve students in order to ensure development of their leadership skills and positive outcomes for the department.

Duties

• Provide high touch, developmental retention outreach and support to approximately 600-650 Carthage students. Establish an intentional relationship with students. Collaborate with faculty advisors and career specialists to facilitate students’ smooth transition to these additional resources as they confirm their programs of study and explore personal and professional interests.
• Provide case management to increase students’ likelihood of academic and personal collegiate success.In consultation with Center staff, utilize alerts, probationary statuses, account holds, low mid-term grades, and other signifiers to identify and prioritize student retention concerns; facilitate successful interventions; coordinate communication with faculty and staff regarding alerts, and connect students with appropriate resources.
• Prepare for and teach assigned sections of College Success Seminar for incoming students with the goal of supporting them through their transition and moving them toward responsibility for their own academic and collegiate goal achievement.
• Coordinate designated special project areas. Establish timelines and roles, develop programming, evaluate effectiveness and make recommendations for future improvement. Projects may include Peer Mentors, First Generation Student Programming, Communications and Outreach, or Carthage Academic Achievement Program. Actively participate in the implementation of other projects led by colleagues in the department.
• Maintain timely and accurate recordkeeping of outreach and student meetings, College Success Seminar attendance, special project area data, and other data points for departmental reporting.
• Support the Center staff in professional development. Assist with strategic planning including strategic internal and external partnerships, identification of supplemental resources, development opportunities for faculty and staff, and/or student advocacy as appropriate. Populations may include first-generation, international, military-affiliated, commuter, and transfer students.
• Fulfill a variety of assigned administrative responsibilities to accomplish individual and departmental goals, as well as other administrative and operational duties as assigned. Some of these responsibilities may include serving students during drop-in hours, contributing to campus committees and learning communities, and assisting during staff vacancies. Participate as a visible member of and positive contribution to the Carthage community, as well as a model of lifelong learning and development for Carthage students. Please note: Our office currently works with a blended in-person and remote combination schedule.

Application Process

Apply Online https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/carthage/jobs/1652727-122305

Institution Information

2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140

Additional Information

Application requires; letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references

Contact Information

humanresources@carthage.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.)
Requires a Master’s Degree in higher education leadership, counseling, or related field.
Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students, and families.
Requires the ability to utilize tact and proper judgment while providing academic support to students, including an understanding of and ability to appropriately enforce the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and Title IX Amendment of 1972.
Requires the ability to use standard office equipment and technology, including a telephone, keyboard, and personal computer and tools such as Microsoft Office Suite, Jenzabar Suite, and various Google applications.
A minimum of three months of experience in student success, retention programming or academic advising is preferred.
Experience working with underrepresented/underserved populations is preferred.
Experience with Workday, Calendly and Microsoft Excel are highly valued.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of three months of experience in student success, retention programming or academic advising is preferred.
Experience working with underrepresented/underserved populations is preferred.
Experience with Workday, Calendly and Microsoft Excel are highly valued.