Title III Strengthening Institutions Retention Specialist



Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, independent institution anchored in the lovely Homeland neighborhood of Baltimore city with outreach programs in the state serving central and southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore. Founded as a Catholic women's college in 1985, NDMU now a comprehensive university, offers baccalaureate degree in the women's college and co-ed undergraduate programs for adults, and graduate programs through the School of Arts, Sciences, and Business; School of Education; School of Nursing; and School of Pharmacy.

Notre Dame of Maryland University is seeking a Title III Strengthening Institutions Retention Specialist to coordinate, document and assess a broad range of activities and programs that support student success and retention. The Retention Specialist will help develop, coordinate, and facilitate activities and programs in conjunction with instructional and student services units that will help ensure the retention and success of students in the Women's College. The Retention Specialist will also help implement and evaluate policies and procedures to ensure alignment with the Title III Grant Project.
Primary functions of this position include:

  1. In consultation with the Title III Grant Project Director and AVP for Academic Affairs ensure retention results are reflected in assessment reports and continued project and college operations and new initiatives as well as new Title III activities become institutionalized across NDMU.
  2. Use data driven metrics to work with the faculty, student services staff, Office of Institutional Research and other members of the University community to identify populations of students who are most at risk of not completing their educational goals (e.g. first-generation students, minority students, developmental education students) and ideates with others activities to improve student retention for these populations.
  3. Monitor academic progress of students who are identified at-risk. Work with the student, faculty, and other academic support offices to offer resources and interventions that enhance success. Coordinate with the AVP for Academic Affairs outreach for students who are on Student Success Plans for probation and Financial Aid SAP.
  4. Review retention data with the Title III Grant Project Director, AVP for Academic Affairs, the Provost, the Retention Committee, and First-Year Student Coordinator to identify common trends and barriers impacting progress; work collectively to strategize pathways for success.
  5. Use EAB and other platforms to organize and maintain data, compose and prepare correspondence, reports and other materials.
  6. Advocate for and monitor EAB Navigate efforts by providing training for faculty and advisors, and key personnel to efficiently use EAB as a retention tool.
  7. Attends staff meetings; serves on committees; submits monthly and quarterly reports; develops communication and strategies for retention of students.


Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree; master's degree preferred in Education, Liberal Arts, Social Science or related field. Minimum of 3 years' experience with student retention practices and programs. Demonstrated experience working with students in higher education setting. Experience designing and implementing successful strategies and programs involving faculty and staff. Experience with EAB Navigate and other student information systems.

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts and ideas to individuals and groups. Knowledge of student retention strategies. Skill in operating various software packages, student information software, database management, dashboard updates and data analytics. Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment with regular interruptions and multiple competing demands. Ability to work with at-risk and culturally diverse populations. Excellent time management skills.

Additional Information:

Normal office environment. Some overtime may be occasionally required. This is a grant-supported position subject to the continued availability of funding throughout the project period.

Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or human_resources@ndm.edu . Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Salary requirements
  3. Resume
  4. Contact information for 3 professional references


Questions can be directed to the hiring manager, Dr. Angela Williams, Director Title III Program, at awilliams@ndm.edu

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