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Completion and Transition Specialist

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois

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The Completion and Transition Specialist works with appropriate entities to develop and implement a broad range of activities and programs which support student success. This position works with current and prospective students to provide information and access to appropriate services, and assists students throughout the enrollment and completion process; assists students with planning in order to address barriers to completion and retention; provides one-on-one advising at all stages while enrolled and follow-up when students leave the program.


1. Provides student success services to students and prospective students including but not limited to program and information activities, assistance with registration, academic advising, career planning, student activities, etc.

2. Has direct responsibility for implementing program completion activities with students seeking to earn credentials.

3. Interacts with students and campus visitors to provide information about college programs and services.

4. Implements and revises a communication plan that connects student success initiatives on campus and promotes resources available to students and the campus community.

5. Assists students to identify perceived barriers to success in order to determine appropriate support services.

6. Coordinates the development of student resources which support all aspects of student success.

7. Facilitates students' goal setting process. Assists students in the development of Individual Education and Career Plans compatible with their interests, needs, and skills.

8. Assists with the coordination, development, and implementation of appropriate student success strategies.

9. Provides intervention strategies at critical points of the students' educational path.

10. Serves as a resource for development of new student success strategies.

11. Collaborates with relevant college areas to develop and implement student success programs and systems.

12. Responds to faculty request for resources related to college and careers.

13. Assists with the developing and facilitating of transition related activities that promote the enrollment of students in credit courses.

14. Maintains a presence and facilitates cross-communications between departments and the Career Center.

15. Maintain student files in accordance with funder and college requirements. Evaluates, assesses, and provides regular reports of progress of student success strategies and activities and provides support toward tracking student persistence and retention rates.

16. Remains current with funder mandates and WIOA requirements.

17. Serves on various department and institutional committees as assigned.

18. Serves on department, campus and district committees as needed.

19. Supervise and evaluate the performance and duties of assigned staff.

20. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Reports directly to Associate Vice President of Academic Innovation and Workforce Education  



Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology or related field; Master's Degree preferred.


A minimum of two years' experience as a student advisor or success strategist. Experience using retention strategies and technologies to monitor and support student success.


Knowledge of retention strategies and technologies to support and improve student success.


Strong written and oral communication skills as well as strong student service orientation required. Solid technology skills essential. Ability to manage short-term and long-term projects and grant reporting. Oral and written fluency in Spanish or Polish preferred. Experience fostering relationships with external partners.  




Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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