Retention and Advising Specialist

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Posting Number S140614 Position Title Retention and Advising Specialist Department First Year Experience & Student Success Division Student Development Classification Professional FLSA Classification Exempt Union/Non Union Non Union Full Time / Part Time? Part Time Hours per week Up to 28 hours per week Temporary? No Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 03/15/2019 Closing Date 03/25/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check
• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College
• Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Advertising Summary

Would you like to work for one of the first choices of employment?

Do you want to be part of a strategic organization?

One that prides itself on educating our future workforce.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

•Medical
•Dental
•Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings

Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

•Federal holidays
•Vacation
•Personal
•Sick

Link to Human Resources website

http://www.jjc.edu/about-jjc/college-leadership/administration/human-resources

Job Description

POSITION TITLE:SPECIALIST, Retention and Advising
STATUS:Part-time (28 hrs per week)
DEPARTMENT:First Year Experience & Student Success
DIVISION:Student Development
CLASSIFICATION:Exempt
UNION:Non-Union
REPORTS TO:Manager, Student Advising Center
PLACEMENT: Professional, grade 07

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Retention and Advising Specialist is responsible for providing guided academic pathway and intervention support to new students at JJC. The position is designed to increase new student engagement, academic persistence, and success by providing first-year students with intentional coaching and intervention that assist them with clarifying their educational and career goals, leading student to establish a clear pathway to successfully complete identified coursework, certificate, or degree requirements.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Provide guided academic pathway coaching and intervention to new, first year, and reverse transfer students, supporting their ability to develop an academic plan/map that meets their identified educational and career goals, as well as support their motivation to persist.
2.Provide new students with guided academic pathway coaching seminars/workshops with emphasis on degree completion and/or completion of goals. Work intentionally and collaboratively with Student Development to provide effective support that increases students’ progress and persistence toward educational goal attainment.
3.Actively provide knowledge, support, and direction that will increase educational direction, completion of developmental sequence, and exploration of their career outlook.
4.Document all guided pathway coaching and interactions utilizing the intervention software.
5.Provide information and generate reports as requested, utilizing appropriate technologies in all areas reflective of advising and administrative best practices.
6.Collaborate with Student Development Directors, Academic Department Chairs, Coordinators and Deans, to provide on-going training to support curriculum updates, transfer policy, articulation changes and other pertinent information necessary to ensure accuracy for students seeking guided academic pathway support. Support academic intervention priorities that are identified by the college. Monitor data that informs proactive outreach efforts to connect with academically challenged students, which may include providing follow-up with students placed on academic caution and probation.
7.Implement a clearly designed communication plan with first year new students, using various modalities.
8.Collaborate with academic support and student development departments to stay abreast of appropriate referral resources, understand student trends across the institution, and share aggregated results of advising sessions that may impact other areas of the college.
9.As directed, participate in and present at various college outreach activities that support the orientation and advising of new and first-year students, along with their family supporters.
10.Assist with hiring, training, mentoring, and advising of student employees designated to work in the department.
11.Maintain confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students and others who may obtain advising services.
12.Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1.Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
2.Three (3) years of experience advising and supporting students at the college level.
3.Demonstrated skill in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of abilities, ages, ethnic groups, and national origins as well as GLBT issues and adult populations.
4.Experience with effective use of technologies that support advising best practices.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1.Master’s degree in Student Development, Counseling, Higher Education, or a related field
2.Experience advising and supporting students within the community college environment.
3.Experience and understanding of educational, career and transfer planning.
4.Experience delivering group presentations and effectively facilitating large & small group discussions.
5.Expertise in using appropriate technologies in all aspects of advising and counseling practices.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1.Normal office physical demands.
2.Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.
3.Ability to travel in state and nationally.

WORKING CONDITIONS
1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.

Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu”

Application Deadline: March 25, 2019

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:
• Satisfactory results of a background check
• Post-offer, pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College
• Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.

ANNUAL CLERY SAFETY REPORT (ASR) NOTICE FIRE SAFETY REPORT (FSA) and MISSING PERSON POLICY (MPP) FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN “ON CAMPUS” STUDENT HOUSING
Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :
www.jjc.edu/cleryreport

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least (3) years of experience advising and supporting students at the college level?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have any experience working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of abilities, ages, ethnic groups, and national origins as well as GLBT issues and adult populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have any experience with effective use of technologies that support advising best practices? If yes, please tell us about your experience in no more than 3-4 sentences.If you do not have experience with this, type 'none'.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Student Development, Counseling, Higher Education, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have any experience advising and supporting students within the community college environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have any experience and understanding of educational, career and transfer planning?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have any experience delivering group presentations and effectively facilitating large & small group discussions?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have any expertise in using appropriate technologies in all aspects of advising and counseling practices?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

 

 

 

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