Student Success and First-Generation Support Coordinator
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 185792308
Job Description Summary Reporting to the Assistant Director of Strategic Projects, and housed in the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Student Success and First-Generation Support Coordinator will be responsible for leading and managing various division-wide student support and success efforts, with an emphasis on first-gen students.
Lead and manage support, peer engagement, and college transition initiatives for first-generation college students.
Develop intentional on-ramps and ongoing engagement initiatives with the BentleyPlus program for FGCS, students of color, and international students
Collaborate with New Student Programs and Student Equity and Inclusion to infuse FGCS support into early arrival, first-year orientation, and transfer orientation programming
Serve as a liaison for first-generation college students and their support networks, developing consistent communications to families to include them in their student's collegiate experience
Manage and track first-generation college student engagement and retention data, providing regular updates to the Vice President's Leadership Team
Facilitate first-generation college student educational workshops, equipping staff and faculty with the knowledge and tools to best support FGCS
Assist with division-wide equity and inclusion training initiatives for student leaders.
Contribute to the development and implementation of the annual OVPSA Social Justice Action Plan.
Represent the OVPSA on the university-wide First-Generation Student Support Committee
Serve as a member of the Division of Student Affairs Care team
Represent the OVPSA on the university-wide Student Hardship Fund Committee
Other duties as assigned
Minimum of 1-3 years experience in student support and/or engagement settings with emphasis on student retention or related field working with students from identified populations
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Prioritization abilities, and problem solving techniques
Student success-oriented programming skills
Proven collaboration skills, and ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
Effective oral and written communication skills
Experience with data-informed decision-making and practice
Demonstrated attention to detail
Proficiency or fluency in language(s) other than English
Knowledge of higher education student success best practices
Demonstrated expertise effectively working cross culturally to meet programmatic goals
Familiarity with identity development
Typical office setting with extensive sitting, computer, and phone work
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.