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Retention Counselor

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Student Affairs, Counseling
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Title::

Retention Counselor

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Full-Time Or Part-Time::

Full Time



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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Athletics provides equitable opportunities and support for male and female students to participate in 11 intercollegiate athletic programs and to compete successfully in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. The mission of the Fayetteville State University Intercollegiate Athletics Program is to bring positive recognition to Fayetteville State University through a program built on concepts such as excellence, integrity, and enthusiasm. The mission is integral to the university’s educational mission to provide the highest quality learning experiences and operates under the principles of amateur athletics and fair play, as established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).All activities hold paramount the academic, personal and physical welfare of the student-athlete, and emphasize physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership, and the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship, and personal performance. Student-athletes are representative of the general student population and are afforded similar opportunities and treatment. Programs, staff, faculty and facilities reflect the excellence of the institution and contribute to the quality of campus life.

Description of Work Continued::

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Retention Counselor provides academic and support services for student-athletes to promote retention and academic success. The Retention Counselor will engage student-athletes in a variety of student services, activities to ensure progression towards graduation leading to career or graduate school goals working in collaboration with faculty, various student support services professionals and students of FSU. The position supports an integrated service delivery to boosts engagement, progress and success and monitors the student experience.

1. Assess assigned students’ academic and non-academic preparation for college and construct in consultation with students an academic success plan incorporating academic support, academic advisement, and academic enrichment activities, as well as strategies to address personal, social, career, and financial well-being.
2. Administer advising and student success initiatives to support student-athlete persistence.
3. Help students develop sound instructional and study skills that perpetuate academic success.
4. Assist athletics office with compliance on NCAA rules.
5. Mentor assigned students and assist them in selecting and declaring a major.
6. Monitor assigned student progress and intervene as needed with students in academic difficulty, referring students to university resources as needed.
7. Monitor assigned students’ progress toward mastery of core student learning outcomes.
8. Collaborate with colleagues in the Bronco One Stop, Advising Center and throughout the university to design, implement, and assess programs to assist students in their successful transition.
9. Organize the planning and development of the Freshman Seminar and University Studies courses and assist in the scheduling of these courses; plan and implement the common activities of these courses—assessments, assignments, presentations and activities involving other units, etc.; collect information on at-risk students and follow-up appropriate university personnel.
10. Assist in the planning and implementation of special events, such as New Student Orientation and other campus events to support athletes.
11. Provide counseling to students with personal issues that may interfere with academic success.
12. Support retention efforts through the utilization of technology to enhance student success that guides continuous improvement

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements::

Hold an earned graduate degree in higher education or other education related area. Must have experience working with student success programs in a higher education setting.

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Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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