Increase mentorship capacity through recruitment, training, and supervision of student peer academic leaders
Recruit, train and supervise a team of Peer Academic Coaches in The Study. (Peer Academic Coaches research and create content, provide in-person coaching, assist with event promotion, and facilitate social media presence.)
In coordination with the College Success Course Director, recruit, train, and supervise a team of Peer Mentors who serve the College Success course. (Peer Mentors are assigned to specific sections of the College Success course to help new students develop a sense of belonging and connection to campus resources. The Study will serve as a home base for Peer Mentors, who may also be employed as Peer Academic Coaches.)
Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and deliver a common training program for peer tutors across academic departments. Additionally, coordinate with faculty and staff to research and share best practices in hiring tutors.
Manage and create content related to peer academic leader training (web, Canvas LMS)
Track and assess peer academic leader training.
Direct service to clients of The Study
Contribute to a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment in The Study; reflect this commitment in carrying out position responsibilities.
Develop outreach and marketing to connect students with The Study's services. Liaison with faculty and staff who serve specific student groups (e.g., Honors Scholars, Intercultural LEAD, First-Generation Student Organization) to cultivate awareness of The Study's services/opportunities, and of students' academic needs.
Maintain weekly office hours for individual meetings with students seeking academic skill development.
Represent The Study as needed at presentations/events for current and prospective students and other campus constituents.
Collaborate with ASN departments to effectively promote ASN activities
Work with ASN directors to maintain a calendar of functions and events related to the ASN.
Oversee creation and dissemination of student-facing promotional materials for events and programs, including forms of social media.
With direction from the Academic Dean, assist in communications related to the ASN as a whole, developing materials to promote the newly organized network of existing departments.
*Departments in the Academic Strengths Network include Academic Advising, First Year Experience Program, Libraries, Math Center, Registrar's Office, Student Accessibility Services, The Study, and the Writing Center.
Strong interpersonal skills to support work with faculty, staff and students in collaboration, mentorship, and training
Demonstrated experience and/or strong commitment to cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion
Effective organization and communication (written and verbal) skills
Ability to learn and leverage a variety of communication platforms (CSB/SJU uses Canvas learning management system, Ingeniux Web content platform, Microsoft Suite, and social media platforms)
Ability to exercise sound professional judgment and confidentiality as appropriate
Ability to adapt and be flexible as the vision for The Study evolves
Professional experience in an educational (especially higher education) setting
Experience creating and implementing content for job training, education, mentor programs, or related areas
Skill in developing engaging promotional materials
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.