Student Success Advisor for Graduate and Professional Programs

Bangor, ME
Apr 13, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Student Success Advisor will offer support for students within the professional and graduate phases of cohort programs. The Student Success Advisor will collaborate with faculty to develop, implement, and monitor remediation plans, provide academic interventions, develop workshops that foster study and life skills, facilitate peer tutoring, act as a liaison between students and faculty, and effectively connect students to appropriate campus resources. The Student Success Advisor for Graduate and Professional Programs will also help in the creation and maintenance of living learning communities in support of these programs as appropriate. The primary roles of this position are to support student retention, on time graduation, and successful first time passage of the associated licensure examinations. The position is full-time, twelve months and some evening hours may be required.

• Expertise in Student Development and Higher Education.
• Ability to design, execute, and monitor effective remediation plans to address identified areas of academic weakness.
• Advocate for students in the fact-finding, conciliation/resolution process;
• Collaborate with the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research to collect, analyze and report on retention data;
• Ability to interact with a wide range of students and faculty.
• Strong organizational skills to track individual student progress in personalized remediation plans and to provide timely and appropriate interventions.
• Ability to provide leadership and structure to address student and faculty needs.
• Ability to provide faculty and student support as related to student success (as measured by retention, on time graduation, and first time licensure test passage)
• Other duties as assigned.

Education: Master's Degree in Student Development, Education, Higher Education, or related field.

Experience: Previous experience in Higher Education, Academic Advising, or Education preferred.

Special Skills: Communication skills that allow the individual to respond to the needs of faculty and students in an effective manner.

A successful candidate in this environment is self-motivated and a strong team player who values hard work and who is capable and confident interacting with a wide array of internal and external constituents. Candidates must be willing to take on new challenges in a dynamic and constantly changing environment. Candidates will also have:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills appropriate for a diverse audience
Basic computer skills required (Microsoft Office, Google Forms, etc.)
Strong organizational skills to enhance responsiveness to student and faculty needs
Leadership skills to create an environment in which student success is the expected outcome for all students

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.