Academic Progress Coordinator



About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine and among the best regional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.


Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Academic Progress Coordinator provides persistence and achievement support to undergraduate students. This position primarily supports students experiencing academic difficulties, including those on academic warning or probation, returning from dismissal, or other students identified as needing greater academic assistance. Housed in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) this position works collaboratively with the Office of Advising, the Center for Student Development and the First Year Transitions (FYT) Program, and the Office of Retention. This position reports to the Director of Writing and Learning Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Academic Progress Report Initiative:

  • Coordinate and administer academic progress reports
  • Act as a point-person for faculty and staff members when they have questions or need to learn how to use additional functionalities of the academic progress reporting software
  • Serve as first point of contact for academic progress reports
  • Manage student cases submitted as Academic Early Alerts through our early alert or conduct management system, including assessing and re-assigning cases to the appropriate office/program to ensure each student issue receives the appropriate response
  • Collaborate with and provide updates - as appropriate and within FERPA guidelines -to faculty advisors, academic departments, academic advising office, CARE Team, student affairs, and others regarding the academic progress of these students
  • Work closely with the Director of Writing and Learning services on program administration, reporting, program development
  • Stay current on best practices in the area of at-risk student support


Academic Coaching:

  • Identify and monitor undergraduate students having academic difficulties (Academic Warning, Probation, Returning from Academic Dismissal, or other identified at-risk factors)
  • Provide academic coaching to students on academic warning and probation, including the creation of academic improvement plans
  • Provide academic coaching to students in the Ascension program, a specialized first-year support program for students with academic support needs identified in the admissions process
  • Provide updates on undergraduate students experiencing academic difficulties (Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension) to relevant programs, committees or staff members and academic advisors
  • Maintain an understanding of current academic and occupational degree requirements and graduation requirements


Peer Academic Coaching Program:

  • Collaborate with the Subject Tutoring Coordinator and the Writing Center Coordinator on developing, administering and assessing the peer academic coaching program
  • Prepare and conduct related presentations, trainings, and workshops on academic success skills for a variety of groups and audiences
  • Conduct workshops or provide one-on-one coaching to assist students with the development of skills such as time management, note-taking, and organization



Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree required in higher education, student affairs, counseling, psychology, or closely related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic advising principles, policies and practices, especially as applied to higher education
  • Established knowledge of student developmental theory and ability to effectively guide students toward setting and reaching goals
  • Experience with academic technologies used to support student success and advising (e.g. Colleague, Canvas TutorTrac or other student record systems or early alert systems)
  • Demonstrated commitment to student-centeredness
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of FERPA privacy regulations and the ability to handle confidential information
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years full-time academic advising experience


WORK SCHEDULE:

12-months Full-Year. Summer advising and program development


Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more


Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

Application Review begins April 12, 2021.

URL: www.salve.edu