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Summit Fellow for Retention Strategy and Transition Programs

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Career & Life Design Center


Trinity College

Date Posted:

Sep 30 2021 11:04AM

Close Date:

Oct 22 2021

Position Description

The Summit Fellow for Retention Strategy and Transition Programs is designed as a two-year position. Summit Fellows work to advance particular strategic goals and initiatives, as well as support College-wide implementation of Trinity’s strategic plan, “Summit.” The Summit Fellow for Retention Strategy and Transition Programs will report to the Director of Retention Strategy and Transition Programs and work to help improve Institutional understanding of student experience data and further institutional support of students navigating transitions. Work includes intentional focus on strategies and programs to support under-represented students within the larger student body, including those who identify as BIPOC, First Generation and/or ‘non-traditional.’ As a member of the retention ecosystem, this Fellow will collaborate with colleagues from the Career and Life Design Center, Office of Analytics and Strategic Initiatives, and peer Summit Fellows on a variety of projects to help identify barriers to student success and develop proactive initiatives to promote student retention and degree completion.


• Proficiently interact with data, presentation, email, and other institutional software
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis to mobilize retention narratives
• Populate and monitor data rosters and validate data integrity
• Conduct robust literature research and prepare reports/presentations on industry innovations
• Develop and recommend interventions for improved student engagement
• Collaborate on creation and pilot of student stakeholders’ teams and facilitate focus groups
• Collect and analyze qualitative experience data through direct student contact
• Participate in training

Application Process Applications actively sought; search concluded when vacancy filled

Institution Information

Located in Connecticut’s capital, Hartford, Trinity College is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution. With over 2,100 full time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the College maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. The College enjoys the benefit of being situated in an urban center and has strong academic, social and philanthropic connections to our home city of Hartford. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries with 21% students of color and 50% women. Just over 90% of students live in campus residences. Our mission is to prepare bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Additional Information

The division of Student Success and Enrollment Management engages students in a cohesive, integrated, and exceptional experience from recruitment through graduation to career formation, and we are proud to be members of this team! We seek individuals who appreciate rich complexities of diverse perspectives, who create a healthy environment that values self-challenge and growth, and who cultivate a culture of curiosity in a community of learners. We seek those who enjoy listening to and working with students holistically, helping them navigate transitions; who appreciate the momentary foibles of college students and help them realize they can get up if/when they fall; who help bring out students’ better selves. We seek those who strive to help students find the balance of freedom and responsibility, of independence and interdependence; who see an opportunity in problems to find solutions, and to build rapport and connection. We seek those who see this realm of higher education as an individual and collective enterprise.

Contact Information

Position info: Roberta Rogers, Director of Retention Strategy and Transition Programs
Application submission:


Required Qualifications

Fellows must have successfully earned an undergraduate degree in any field within the last 3 years, preferably from a liberal arts college. They must be agile, creative, and passionate about the liberal arts experience and Trinity’s mission and strategic goals. Candidates should demonstrate a record of being highly collaborative and committed to inclusiveness, experience in quantitative analysis, and an interest in thinking innovatively about the future of higher education.
• Proficiency with relevant software applications including MS Office
• Proficiency in creative problem-solving and customer relations
• Ability to positively interact with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work independently while contributing to a team
• Organizational skills with an attention to detail and accuracy
• Demonstrated proficiency with and/or affinity for mathematics

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with quantitative data analysis (using Tableau, Excel, SPSS, SQL, and/or Access)