Ohio University Lancaster invites applicants for the position of Advising and Retention Specialist.
The Advising and Retention Specialist provides proactive academic support services to students as they strive to achieve their academic goals. This position works collaboratively with Student Services, faculty and staff to provide resources and programs in the areas of advising, academic support, and student engagement. This position is necessary to support student retention and degree progression and completion.
Advising: Provides essential information to students regarding program and course requirements, including course selection, majors, and registration processes. Provides support to new, continuing and College Credit Plus students. Counsels students on degree progress, course load recommendations, academic and co-curricular achievements, and academic obstacles and challenges. Connects students to campus resources as possible. Interpret university policy regarding FERPA, SAP, FAFSA and HIPPA.
Retention: Manage and maintain the early alert system (MyOHIO Success Network) and serve as the first point of contact for early alert referrals. Design and implement appropriate interventions for students. Coordinate and implement program activities which enhance student engagement, academic success, and retention of students. Prepare reports as necessary.
Student Engagement: Plan, organize and supervise various student-centered educational, recreational and social events and initiatives. Work with communication and external relations coordinator to develop strategies that promote campus activities and services to maximize student involvement. Maintain and regularly publish an up-to-date calendar of events and activities.
Additional Support Services: Assist in the coordination of student services activities and initiatives, including student orientations, recruiting events, and Bobcat Blitz events. Assist with training of Student Ambassadors. Assist with administrative tasks.
At least a Bachelor's Degree is required with at least three (3) years of relevant or related experience.
High level of interpersonal, communication, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. Proficiency with computer literacy and willingness to learn new applications (Peoplesoft, SLATE, Starfish, etc.). Related experience in student programming, activities, and academic advising. Additionally, the candidate will have experience in program and event planning. Demonstrated ability to balance and manage multiple tasks.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, or related field preferred.
Planning Unit: Regional Higher Education
Department: LNCSTR Student Services
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Kathy Holt, [email protected]
Employment Type: full-time regular
Commensurate with experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package that includes health benefits, paid time off and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
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