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Program Coordinator for Student Retention and Success

Company: Southwestern University
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

Southwestern University seeks candidates for the position of Program Coordinator for Student Retention and Success. The Program Coordinator has responsibility for supporting student retention and success initiatives in collaboration with the Director of Advising and Retention (supervisor) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM Program Director. This is a full-time, 12-month, in-person position that is eligible for benefits. Primary Duties include, but are not limited to: Assist with strategic plan initiatives for retention programs, specifically those geared at historically underrepresented students. Provide administrative and organizational support for NSF S-STEM programming, other retention programs with a cohort model, and Office of Advising and Retention (OAR) events and initiatives. Coordinate the assessment and evaluation of retention programs and S-STEM initiatives. Work with the S-STEM Program Director and/or Director of Advising and Retention to write, edit, produce and disseminate documents and websites that inform the community about OAR and S-STEM programs and opportunities. Assist the S-STEM Program Director in managing budgets and tracking expenditures. Conduct research on best practices related to advising, retention, and student success. Collaborate with departments on campus to advance advising and retention efforts. Additional Duties: Respond to online, telephone and walk-in requests from alumni, parents, and members of the campus community. Collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Academic Success and the Registrar---s Office on special projects as needed. Oversee student workers who are providing additional support on S-STEM grant-related activities. Perform other duties as assigned. Position Requirements: Bachelor---s degree from an accredited college or university. Relevant experience, preferably in a higher education setting. Skills to manage and execute events and program planning. Ability to adjust to fluctuating priorities, and effectively prioritize work. High level of energy, ambition, and orientation toward details. Excellent interaction and communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to work effectively in a team, particularly in groups comprised of individuals from different backgrounds. Knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of cultural differences and diversity. Professional manner with all internal and external University constituents. Ability to attend work consistently in Georgetown, Texas with occasional evening or weekend work. General computer proficiency. Preferred Qualifications: Attained or currently seeking a graduate degree in higher education. Experience with web page content and management. Experience in a related position utilizing customer service skills. Experience in research and data analysis. Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu/. To apply: The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/105213. Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references and salary expectation. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. The Committee will review all completed applications until the position is filled and plans to move quickly through the search process. Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as quickly as possible. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University---s Background Check Policy process. EOE/M/F

Keywords: Southwestern University, Georgetown , Program Coordinator for Student Retention and Success, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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