Summit Fellow for Retention Strategy and Transition Programs

Employer
Trinity College
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details



Title
Summit Fellow for Retention Strategy and Transition Programs

Department
Career Development and Student Success

Regular or Temporary
Regular

Hours Per Week
40

FLSA Determination
Exempt

Weeks Per Year

52

Open Date
06/25/2021

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks to hire a Summit Fellow for Retention Strategy and Transition Programs for a two-year position. Summit Fellows work to advance particular strategic goals and initiatives, as well as support College-wide implementation of Trinity’s bicentennial strategic plan, “Summit.” The Summit Fellow for Retention Strategy and Transition Programs will report to the Director of Retention Strategy and Transition Programs and work to help improve Institutional understanding of student experience data and further institutional support of students’ navigating transitions. Work includes intentional focus on strategies and programs to support under-represented students within the larger student body, including those who identify as BIPOC, First Generation and/or ‘non-traditional.’ As a member of the retention ecosystem, this Summit Fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from the Career and Life Design Center, Office of Analytics and Strategic Initiatives, and peer Summit Fellows on a variety of projects to help identify barriers to student success and develop proactive initiatives to promote student retention leading to degree completion at Trinity College.

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Primary Areas of Responsibility include:

  • Proficiently interact with data, presentation, email, and other institutional software
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis to mobilize retention narratives
  • Populate and monitor data rosters and validate quality and integrity
  • Conduct robust literature research and prepare reports/presentations on industry innovations
  • Develop and recommend interventions for improved student engagement
  • Collaborate on creation and pilot of student stakeholders’ teams and facilitate focus groups
  • Collect and analyze qualitative experience data through direct contact with students in critical transitions: LOAs, return from withdrawal, and exit interviews
  • Participate in appropriate training sessions


Qualifications

Fellows must have successfully earned an undergraduate degree in any field within the last 3 years, preferably from a liberal arts college. They must be agile, creative, and passionate about the liberal arts experience and Trinity’s mission and strategic goals. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of being highly collaborative and committed to inclusiveness, demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis, and an interest in thinking innovatively about the future of higher education.

Other desired qualifications include:

  • Proficiency of relevant software applications including MS Office
  • Proficiency in creative problem-solving and customer relations
  • Ability to positively interact with colleagues and customers from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to the team environment
  • Organizational skills with an attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated proficiency with and affinity for mathematics
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis (using Tableau, Excel, SPSS, SQL, and/or Access)


Compensation
Summit Fellows will receive a competitive salary, health insurance, and access to professional development opportunities. Fellows who choose to enroll in one of the college’s graduate programs are eligible for tuition remission.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to discuss in their cover letter their commitment to and/or experience working with diverse individuals or in diverse communities.

Review of applications will begin July 25, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

Quick Link
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2369

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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