Academic Recruitment and Retention Liaison: Science



Position Summary:

The Science Academic Recruitment and Retention Liaison reports to the School of Science Dean. They are the primary link between the academic school and the offices of admissions, student success, and career and personal development. Primary duties require effective recruitment of talented high school students intending to major in a program offered by the School, assisting in the mentoring and advising of enrolled students such that high levels of retention are reached, and planning and leading activities designed to recruit and retain students in that academic school.

Main Responsibilities:

· Recruit an acceptable number of new students each year in accordance with the mission and goals of the university. Primary focus will be on especially academically talented students.

o Regularly contact assigned students via the phone, text, email, postal mail and social media.

o Travel to some high school, academic and college-bound events.

o Work with the School Dean to coordinate with faculty members on student outreach, campus visits and school-related programming.

o Create and consistently improve the campus visit experience for prospective students within the School.

· Effectively mentor students within the School such that their retention at the university remains at a high level by monitoring academic performance and implementing measures to support their academic performance.

o Create and lead events designed to bring students and faculty regularly together.

o Assist faculty with academic advising.

o Monitor students’ academic progress.

o Become knowledgeable of and proficient with the new EAB Student Success Management System and help faculty with learning and utilizing this system.

o Work with School Dean and the University Director of Student Success on retention initiatives.

o Work with the Career and Personal Development Office to assist students with post-graduation plans.

· Become highly knowledgeable about the strengths and unique qualities of the academic and co-curricular programs offered within the School and effectively communicate the same to prospective and current students. Majors in the School of Science will include biochemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, computer science, data science and analytics, environmental science, exercise science: kinesiology, mathematics, physics, and rehabilitation health sciences.

· Attend appropriate School and admissions staff meetings.

Minimum Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably within a field offered by the academic School. A current driver’s license and ability to travel is required. Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends is also required.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate.

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