Academic Advising and Enrollment Coordinator, SESS
Job no: 493533
Location: Moon Campus
Position Title Academic Advising and Enrollment Coordinator, SESS
Position Department School of Education and Social Sciences
Position Type Staff Full-Time
This position is complementing the advising provided by faculty and department heads in SESS with a focus on undergraduate recruitment and retention. The person will help to advise undergraduates, will assist the school in recruitment and career placement activities, and will serve as a point of contact for all SESS students for frequently asked questions and matters of procedure. Work is performed under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Education and Social Sciences (with the assistance of department heads). This position is funded through a grant. Continuation of this position is dependent upon extension of grant funding.
Advising/Retention Efforts: Advise prospective Education and Social Science students regarding programs, requirements for admission, necessary prerequisites, and scheduling. Attend all Admitted Students Day and Transfer Student Day events. Responsible for all freshman and transfer orientation activities and functions. Establish initial communication and provide ongoing advisement for all students related to the transition to college, progression, and retention. Deliver presentations in SESS First-Year Experience course sections. Advise freshman, sophomore, and transfer students in coordination with faculty advisors. Point of contact in case of emergency or absence of advisor, and for all undecided and transfer students. Develop expertise in our Student Success Collaborative CRM tool, CAMPUS, including but not limited to data analytics, reporting, and campaigns. Serve as a point of contact for faculty concerning this software. Work with SESS Department Heads, the Colonial Hub, Academic Affairs, the Center for Student Success, and the Career and Professional Development Center to help students with frequently asked questions and procedural matters. Track and target at-risk students for special advising, and conduct special programs for student retention. In conjunction with the Social Sciences Department Head, set up and maintain a repository of practicum sites for the social sciences majors. In conjunction with the Social Sciences faculty, promote undergraduate research by encouraging top students to present their work at the Undergraduate Research Conference, and by editing an annual journal of top student work. In conjunction with the Career and Professional Development Center, run the Career Exploration Launch fall event. Administer the completer survey for social science students. In conjunction with Department Heads, serve as a point of contact to advise students interested in RMU graduate, integrated, and accelerated programs. In conjunction with the Colonial Hub and academic departments, keep all programs of study and articulation agreements up to date.
A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's and Ph.D. degree are preferred.
Exemption Status Exempt
Act 153 Clearance Required Yes
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check Yes
Required to Pass a Credit Check No
Additional Posting Information None
Special Applicant Instructions None
Advertised May 17, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.
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