Retention Specialist

Cheney, WA
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Program Leading to University Success (PLUS) at Eastern Washington University is currently seeking skilled and team-oriented candidates for the following position: Retention Specialist.

The Retention Specialist will work with the PLUS team to deliver and coordinate broad professional support to students at Eastern Washington University including one-on-one tutoring, study groups, and eTutoring services on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses. The position will also be responsible for student advocacy, workshops, and the hiring, supervision, and training of student workers. The Retention Specialist position will require travel to both the Cheney and Spokane campuses.

See the job description on our website for more details about the position responsibilities.

Applications for this position will be accepted through March 22nd; screening of applications will begin March 23rd.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 13,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position is part of the PSE bargaining unit.

Must be able to perform position's essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be available to work assigned schedule.

Contact the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381 to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt or, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check for continued employment.

Required Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree in counseling, education, English, psychology, social work, sociology, or related fields of study from an accredited university/college by position start date.
  2. Work experience coordinating university programs that provide academic services to multiple participants.
  3. Work experience utilizing university educational best-practices, particularly in the areas of student learning and/or academic support to facilitate student success inside and outside of the classroom.
  4. Evidence that demonstrates an ability to build partnerships and work effectively in a team setting.
  5. Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Two years' experience coordinating a university or college student success program.
  2. Three years of experience working with university students.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Work experience involving hiring, supervising, training, and/or organizing employees or volunteer staff will be very helpful.