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Student Success Advocate - Social Work

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Student Success Advocate delivers programs and services dedicated to ensure OPTIMISE Rural NC students have the support they need to achieve academic excellence from matriculation to graduation. Reporting to the OPTIMISE Rural NC Program Director, the position will partner with departments across campus to ensure the academic needs of students are met.
  -Provide academic advisement and support  -Develop and implement services and initiatives that strengthen student education using relevant student development theories and practices -Assist with planning and coordination of recruitment and training events -Prepare reports based on student progress and regularly communicate the progress, outcomes and direction of work to the Program Director  -Coordinate outreach efforts to raise awareness of the program  -Maintain regular communication with faculty and key partners to assess and address the needs of students -Network to develop new field training sites and provide job placement services for new OPTIMISE Rural NC graduates -Provide “coaching” and problem solving for students and field training site supervisors to ensure program goals are met.

This is a grant-funded, time-limited position through June 30, 2025.
    Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:     • Master’s degree in social work or counseling. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of integrated behavioral healthcare settings. 
• Expertise in delivering program and education services to diverse populations 
• Ability to acknowledge, affirm and advocate for under-represented groups 
• Ability to navigate university systems to pull, interpret, and analyze data and adapt programming accordingly 
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal, public relations, organizational and communication skills 
• Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment 
• Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively 
• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities 
• Computer literacy knowledge and ability to utilize office equipment and computer software  
  Special Instructions to Applicants:  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.
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