Retention Advisor for Career and Technical Education
Rowan College at Burlington County
Location: Mount Laurel
Internal Number: 4245701
The CTE Retention Advisor shares responsibility for providing front-line advising services to RCBC students in identified CTE programs with an emphasis on persistence and completion. The CTE Retention Advisor will also manage a cohort of CTE students, including but not limited to, students at risk for failure to persist or complete. The CTE retention advisor is responsible for offering hands-on persistence programs, providing guidance and accountability for individual students.
They have responsibilities for project-based work which may include development and assessment of student learning outcomes, creation of advising tools, and campus-wide programmatic efforts. This position also has a particular focus on leveraging technology to assist with retention of at-risk CTE students, particularly underrepresented, first generation, and non-traditional populations.
This is a grant funded position.
Assist with the advising of CTE students in the academic options and requirements within the context of an academic setting.
Work with assigned caseloads of CTE students to develop co-created academic plans guiding them from matriculation to graduation.
Partner with other EMSS departments and other campus divisions (such as workforce development and career services) to implement student success programming.
Assist with the coordination of retention related outreach, meeting with institutionally targeted populations (near completers, stop out students).
Assist with the identification and completion of Advising and Retention department goals related to CTE students in coordination with the Director, Assistant Director, and Advising team.
Assist with the use of predictive analytics and decision making based on retention data.
Represent CTE programs and students in Retention Committee meetings as needed and assist with committee-based initiatives to impact CTE student success.
Other duties as assigned.
OVERALL PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY: The primary and most important overall responsibility of all employees is to provide service in a pleasant, helpful, and effective manner to our students and other members of the College community.
Education Required: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in a relevant area (Student Affairs, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, etc.) preferred.
Direct experience with the delivery of student services in an educational setting.
Experience in program and workshop development.
Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience in student services, higher education, or a related field.
Skills/Abilities /Knowledge /Other Requirements
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively.
Strong project management and organizational skills: ability to set priorities and meet deadlines while balancing multiple projects.
Ability to adapt readily to changing situations.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external clients.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to understand, interpret, and implement policy and procedures and to problem solve effectively.
Ability to engage and contribute effectively in planning and organizing work product and programs/activities carried out by the Division.