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Peer Navigator (Part Time) ~ Student Success Division (Basic Needs Center)

WSU Tech
Wichita, KS

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Summary

Company: WSU Tech

Hours per Week: 20-28

Employment Term: Regular

Employment Type: Full Time

Required Education: Some College

Required Experience: 1 to 2 years

Description As a part of the team who helps students be successful in their quest for a degree, technical certificate or training to support a career change is where this position resides. This is a new position with the college & an opportunity to highlight your desire to help others with what life throws at them. If you are someone who likes to see others succeed but also up for the surprises of not know who or how students will need help, this is just the variety in a job you are looking for! Apply now to get started on this role a few days out of the week.
This position is grant funded.

Pay Rate: $15 /hr
Schedule: Part Time ONLY, afternoons & evenings 3-4 days a week; South Campus

Quick Glance Duties and Responsibilities:
    Utilizes Recruit, Navigate, Banner, and other enrollment management technology to support recruitment, advising and retention of students.Assists in the development of defined goals for student retention, persistence, and completion that are ambitious but attainable and appropriate to the mission, student populations, and educational offerings.Assists in the collection and analysis of information on student retention, persistence, and completion in WSU Tech programs and offerings.Participates and serves on assigned committees to champion student retention, persistence and completion initiatives.Assists in the identification of program and course specific retention and persistence opportunities for improvement.Works with Faculty, Staff administration and students to implement retention initiatives and track progress toward goals.Maintains a library of community and college resources available to WSU Tech students in need.Assists with the enrollment and advising of students as needed to complete special projects and other duties as assigned.At all times, engages in and promotes legal compliance, policy compliance, and safety in the WSU Tech workplace.

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required (some college experience preferred)
    • Professional-level communication skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with others in arriving at solutions to complex problems.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.
    • Flexibility to work at different campuses based on students’ needs.

WSU Tech is committed to inclusive and equitable practices to create an environment and culture where students and employees thrive. We acknowledge that through valuing diverse identities, experiences, talents and gifts, we excel by fulfilling our mission to create a talent pipeline, establish workforce equity, and improve economic prosperity for our community. WSU Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Why WSU Tech?

Everyone here is DRIVEN by our mission of creating opportunities for a better life to our students and to provide the best trained workforce for employers. 

To accomplish that, we take care of our employees too!  We offer benefits and perks that are second to none.  Meaningful jobs, amazing Rock Star employees, awesome benefits, what more could you ask for?

Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid holidays – We currently have 17 paid holidays
  • PTO (Paid time off) – 18 to 28 days annually (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave – 6 weeks of paid leave for birth or adoption of a child
  • Generous insurance plans
  • Tuition Waiver Program for employees & dependents
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System benefit
  • 457(b) Retirement plans
  • Paid Community Service 
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • & More!!


WSU Tech has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WSU Tech continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment.


The Mission of WSU Tech is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy.


To be one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful two-year colleges.


Values: Values Based Culture

The WSU Tech team operates in a values-based culture and strives toward the following behaviors in everything we do.

SAME TEAM. One Role, One Goal: Unite and include many diverse perspectives to achieve our mission. 

PEOPLE FIRST. Treat everyone consistently with compassion, respect, and kindness. 

INTEGRITY. Uphold the highest standards in all our actions. 

VISIONARY.  Future focused. Redefining education by inspiring innovative ideas, bold explorations, and continuous curiosity. 

LEADERSHIP.  Leadership is an activity, not a position. Anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere. 

SERVICE TO ALL. Provide exceptional experiences to all that we serve.


Guiding Principles

  1. Provide our students an opportunity to a better life through education and training.
  2. Provide a highly educated and trained workforce for our community to be globally competitive.
  3. Ask ourselves as we make decisions, is it in the best interest of our students, employees and community.


We are happy you chose WSU Tech as a potential employer for your career journey. What we offer as a technical college is unique – a mix of specialized technical programs, general education, and online courses.

WSU Tech houses the number one ranked aviation and advanced manufacturing programs in the nation at its National Center for Aviation Training. In addition, we serve students seeking careers in 60 fields of study listed on our website including nursing, dental assisting, surgical technology, patient care, and other health sciences, automotive technology, climate and energy control, welding, machining, engineering and interior design. We also offer transferable general education coursework that will lead to our Shocker Pathway partnership with Wichita State University or transfer to other public four-year universities. Our aim is to provide our students with not only the technical training and education to be successful, but with the values and professionalism necessary to excel in their chosen careers by having the staff, faculty and employees that exemplify this as well.

WSU Tech is a public college supported by the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents and Sedgwick County and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the same accrediting body that accredits many colleges and universities across the country.

If you are considering WSU Tech as your next employer, you are making a great choice!

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