Location: Alfred, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Mar 6 2019 Job Description:
Job Description Summary The Student Success Specialist assists students in improving academic behaviors and in making informed decisions about academic matters. The Student Success Specialist will identify, assess, advise, support and case manage new and continuing students deemed at-risk for the purpose of improving student performance through targeted interventions. This position may include advisement assistance of ASOP students in select programs, as well as Individual Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The success candidate will:
Meet with new and continuing students to provide information and advisement regarding programs, registration, admission, and interest and skill assessments.
Assist students in academic planning related to the students' abilities and interests.
Assist students in making appropriate academic and career choices through course selection, and support and referral to career advisement, and career planning.
Convey and interpret the College's academic rules and regulations, academic prerequisites, programs, majors and courses of study.
Respond to students concerns/problems by advising or referring students to appropriate college resources (psychological counseling, career planning, etc.) as appropriate.
Assist in other enrollment management functions to ensure successful retention of students including assessment, advisement, admission, orientation, and registration.
Coordinate and conduct group informational or advising sessions for new and continuing students.
Record, monitor and maintain student records.
Coordinate the development, implementation and case management of student success plans for a caseload of at-risk students.
Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to monitor assigned students, including academic progress, Early Alert, academic behavioral progress, and the adherence to any plans they have (study contracts and intervention plans).
Ensure faculty and staff have the information, knowledge, and resources needed to support at-risk students.
Conduct student success workshops.
Teach student success courses annually.
Maintain confidentiality, including all student records.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interpret and explain information to a variety of individuals and groups, including at-risk students.
Proven ability to address issues with students and staff related to at-risk, underprepared and transitioning students and academic success.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as the ability to work independently toward department goals.
Proven ability to navigate and resolve conflicts effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Knowledge and skill with technology including computer software programs for data collection, decision making, and communication.
Ability to work a flexible schedule (evenings and weekends may be necessary at times).
Bachelor degree in social science, STEM, or related field
Higher education work experience or academic student support experience
Teaching, tutoring, or counseling experience
Master's degree in related field, preferred
Experience with academic advising and/or career exploration
Background in Education, Counseling, Social Science, or STEM
Post-secondary teaching experience preferred
Reading specialist a plus
Ability to tutor math and/or science a plus
Online education experience for student support a plus
Experience with assessment, data collection and analyses
Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.
All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.
Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/university-police/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.
Internal Number: 108051
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