Student Success Navigator

Idaho, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Work Site Location: Coeur d' Alene Campus

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, this position will provide recruitment and retention support to assist nontraditional, single parents or displaced homemakers in achieving their academic and professional goals. The Navigator will develop programming activities and coordinate with student support services personnel to provide recruitment, retention, referrals, and resource navigation services.

About the Department: The Center for New Directions (CND) at North Idaho College (NIC) believes that equitable access to curricular and co-curricular experiences encourages empowerment, self-advocacy, and the creation of social networks, which enhance a student’s ability to achieve personal and academic goals and facilitates timely movement from college to career. CND serves: Career Pioneers (nontraditional by gender): Individuals training to work in a field traditionally held by the opposite gender. Single Parents: Unemployed or underemployed individuals who are responsible for a dependent in the home. Displaced Homemakers/Displaced Workers: Individuals who must seek training for livable-wage employment due to separation, divorce, death, or disability of spouse, or due to loss of employment.

Job Duties:

This list includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Assist nontraditional, single parents or displaced homemakers in understanding their needs for being successful in college; make referrals as necessary to both on and off campus resources/services.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Guide students in their progress towards graduation and provide them the necessary resources to do so; conduct follow-up interviews with participants to determine if their needs have been met.
  • Maintain a library of resources for student success e.g. written materials as well as online resources.
  • Work with faculty, Deans, Division Chairs, and other student support services personnel to ensure entry, retention, and successful completion of students.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by law, campus policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Perform specialized recordkeeping requiring compilation and classification of varied information, data collection and database management of Career Technical Education (CTE) students campus-wide including nontraditional, single parents or displaced homemakers for State reporting purposes.
  • Serve as liaison to the State Division for non-traditional, single parents and displaced homemaker programming; assist in data collection and reporting out of all CTE nontraditional, single parents or displaced homemaker target programs for performance and compliance.
  • Develop, prepare and update CND student success initiatives or program materials in coordination with other CTE and non CTE student support services on campus.
  • Check student progress toward degree, maintain records of student progress, analyze and prepare reports as required; handle student records confidentially.
  • Advocate throughout the institution for recognizing and meeting the needs of nontraditional, single parents or displaced homemaker students.
  • Give presentations regarding CND student success initiatives or programs as requested by faculty, Student Services or the community.
  • Respond effectively to students, staff and the public with information regarding CND student success initiatives or programs.
  • Promote a student-centered perspective.
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders, including but not limited to students, staff and faculty.
  • Maintain a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, students, and the community.

Departmental duties

The following responsibilities are specific to this position:

  • Attend and represent NIC at meetings and conferences as assigned.
  • Assist in providing recruitment presentations for prospective nontraditional, single parents or displaced homemaker students.
  • Assist in coordination of special orientation or retention events as assigned.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining CND materials.
  • Assist in faculty initiatives to increase student success.
Marginal duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience : Bachelor’s degree and two years full-time related work experience is required

Required License and/or Certifications :
Must have valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to conduct effective training and presentations
• Proficient skills using Microsoft Office applications
• Basic skills using student records system
• Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, and copier

This position is funded $20,460 (73% of its total cost), from a grant awarded under the Carol D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as implemented by the Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education; and $14,167 (27% of total cost), from a grant awarded under the Equal Opportunity for Displaced Homemaker Act, as implemented by the Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education. This position is subject to continued federal funding and is currently funded through June, 30, 2021.

Advertised: 11 Jan 2021 Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: 22 Jan 2021 11:55 PM Pacific Standard Time

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