Housed at Tarrant County College in downtown Fort Worth, the Manager of Pathways and Persistence will serve as a key member of the Division of External Operations at this important outreach location overseeing day-to-day operations of Tarletonâ™s floor at TCC Trinity River and related programs. In addition, the position will support student enrollment and retention initiatives, including but not limited to community college relations, matriculation support to varied pathway programs, and student and faculty communication and culture building. This role, serving as the Tarleton Operational Lead for the Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership, will also support students in Stephenville, Waco, Bryan, and Online as needed. Â
This is an in-office position located in Fort Worth, Texas with work hours of Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm or as work requirements indicate, which may include after hours.
Must be able to work remotely at the request of the University.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
40% Operations & Program Support: As a member of the Division of External Operations, provides day-to-day oversight of Tarletonâ™s floor at TCC Trinity River including the supervision of an administrative coordinator; Assists staff, faculty, and students with inquiries, requests, and questions related to undergraduate admissions/transfer admissions, student services, dual enrollment, Apply Texas processes, among other areas; Helps with scheduling appointments for students; and supports faculty and staff members with location needs. In addition, assists in the preparation and execution of events; Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other student success related offices (i.e., Disability Services and Testing, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Veteranâ™s Services). Employee should exercise initiative and sound judgment in supporting leadership and staff with divisional tasks and activities. Performs specialized tasks requiring proficiency in the use of computer and software, while maintaining a neat and orderly office and campus environment.
35% Persistence Coaching & Navigation: Once enrolled, educates students on the steps necessary to complete a certificate or degree program. Regularly meets with admitted students to guide them to and through their educational journey; Assists in persistence and retention activities of the university and serves as a point of contact for students, including but not limited to the oversight and execution of T3 related signature events and persistence coaching support.
25% Pathway Planning: Provides support to community college initiatives including but not limited to the Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership, Dual Admissions, and the Distinguished College Partnership; Assists with communication and follow-up correspondence as needed; Works collaboratively with other division areas such as Financial Aid, Career Services, Registrar, and Advising to provide resource connections to students while promoting student recruitment efforts with Transfer Centers. Â
Required Education and Experience
Education â“ Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience â“ Five years of student support experience or related experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience working with community colleges and recruitment of targeted student groups.
Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively.
Ability to work nights or weekends when needed.
Social Media Integration + Strategy
Preferred Qualifications -Bilingual, Spanish
Commensurate with experience
The target base annual salary is $48,120 and may be negotiable based on funding availability and candidate experience/skillset in relation to the minimum requirements of this position. Tarleton State University offers a career filled with purpose and opportunity in addition to competitive wages. As part of the Tarleton family, the following benefits are also available to full time and qualifying part time employees:
Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.