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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 12/6/2022
This position entails a wide range of student services duties and responsibilities for an academic department/school/college or organization. Provides assistance to the Dean/Chair, faculty, and students in academic advising, recruitment, admissions, financial aid, visa/immigration matters, the evaluation and awarding of fellowships and block grant funds, student orientation and events, career counseling, and related programs.
Using skills as a seasoned, experienced student services professional, provides the full range of student services within an organization such as an academic department, school, or college. Independently advises students and resolves student services-related issues on the full range of academic issues inherent within the organization. Advises faculty and management on a variety of student issues. Works with the department's /school's / college's management to recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures. Guidance on issues requiring in-depth knowledge of specialized programs is provided by offices specializing in those fields, e.g., the financial aid office, graduate division, or student learning center, OR by the Chair/Dean and faculty of the department /school/college. May administer funds for student programs.
Applying professional student services concepts, provides the full range of student services to students in cohort programs.
Academic Advising: Advises instructors on university policies and procedures; reviews students' progress and advises students and instructors on requirements for program completion; identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions; devises curriculum planning in collaboration with partnerships manager, program directors, and the assistant dean.
Recruitment and Admissions: May participate in outreach programs with specifically targeted institutions; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; utilizing in-depth knowledge of the organization's admissions criteria, helps rank applicants for admissions; evaluates domestic and international transcripts for program eligibility.
Student Conduct: Responsible for interpreting organization policies and advising students and faculty on student conduct, student grievances, disputes, and issues regarding discrimination.
Events: Plans and implements complex, high-visibility student events, such as Orientation and Graduation events.
Course scheduling: In collaboration with the partnerships manager and program directors, schedule course sections for cohort programs. Assists with instructor hiring processes as needed.
Plans, designs, and provides workshops for students, such as information about the organization, or academic strategies and enrichment programs.
Using information learned from student and instructor interactions, makes recommendations for improvements to the program curriculum, course elements, or internal processes related to program execution.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem-solving, identifying measures of system performance, and the actions to improve performance.
Education and Training:
Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
Knowledge of complex U.S. visa and immigration procedures, compliance issues, and employment eligibility/authorization for international students and scholars.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full time 100% exempt Contract appointment that ends one year from the date of hire with the possibility of extension for another year.
Salary is commensurate with experience between the range of $65,000 - $70,000 annually.
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