Transfer Transition Advocate (NASNTI Grant)

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The Transfer Transition Advocate works with students transferring into the University from other two- or four-year institutions. The Transfer Transition Advocate (TTA) collaborates heavily with the University personnel in the Undergraduate Office of Admissions, University College, faculty, and other offices across campus to assure a smooth transition to UNCP; mobilizes the supports to sustain University success; participates in strategizing and research to document best practices and successful structures/resources/collaboration and interventions; provides outreach to students.

This position will

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships and communication with faculty and staff of key University departments to support and track students.
• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with counselors at Community Colleges.
• Develop and implement recruitment activities and conduct presentations and meetings with students at Community Colleges system wide.
• Collaborate with Community College partners to provide mutual student support and to strengthen relationships
• Assist in the development and implementation of information sessions to better prepare students for transitioning into UNCP.
• Arrange site visits to UNCP to orient students to place, space and the University departments and contacts.
• Develop and implement both in person and virtual workshops on transitioning and persisting in the University
• Assist students with completing the FAFSA and review students’ financial aid packages to assure maximum aid is obtained and that the student understands their aid packages.
• Conduct financial literacy one on one and group meetings in person where possible and virtually.
• Provide individual support to students in the retention cohorts on site and on partner campuses.
• Collaborate with faculty and University College advisors in tracking students enrolled in their first semester and follow up with survey, phone call, or one on one meeting to assess connectedness, service support, and address questions the student may have.
• Develop and maintain an early warning system to determine which students are academically struggling and may need intervention to address students’ registering for upcoming semesters.
• Provide study groups/tutoring for students as needed.
• Assist in arranging activities and celebrations to advance cohesion and peer support.
• Assist students with exploring career and job opportunities through job readiness skills, resume development, and interviewing skills.
• Maintain all required statistical and narrative documentation and demographic case notes.
• Participate in staff trainings and meetings including partnership meetings/conferences/presentations and professional development.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

This is a grant-funded, time limited position funded through September 30, 2025.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  Master’s Degree preferred or Bachelor’s degree in related field and prior experience working with college age students required.
Bilingual candidate preferred, not required.
Experience with access University mission preferred.
Prefer candidate with knowledge of Banner, Admission Pros, uAchieve (degree audit system), Canvas, etc.
Must possess strong teamwork, communication (verbal and written), and organizational skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suites applications
Strong ability to engage students and parents in activities that support completion of college.
Ability to work evenings and/or weekends.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  

Please attach cover letter, detailed CV, and list of three professional references.

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.