The Student Success Consultant promotes an increase in learning,
persistence, and graduation through holistically addressing
students' W&J experiences. The Student Success Consultant
provides educational guidance, support, and assistance using a
variety of consultative techniques to create personalized
interventions, coaching, and support services for W&J
first-year students. As a member of the Student Life Team, the SSC
will champion a student-centered approach in supporting student
development and success. Each consultant will also have a
collateral assignment which will involve focus on an additional
program/initiative at W&J.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct one-on-one meetings with students to develop learning,
financial and life strategies that promote student success,
specifically focusing on developing skills in time/stress
management, managing freedoms, goal setting, creating study plans,
understanding resources and other student success skills and
- Co-supervise the LINK peer mentor program.
- Work closely with other College departments and offices to
provide institutional resources and guidance to students to
overcome barriers to student success.
- Foster the development of critical and creative thinking
skills, problem solving, learning strategies, and skills to improve
success inside and outside of the classroom, more connections to
the campus community, and emphasis on future goals.
- In collaboration with faculty advisors, assist students with
success in academic planning in terms of academic opportunities at
- Determine the best personalized course of action to proactively
serve individualized students, as well as provide follow through
and track the advancement of provided services through intentional
assessment and evaluation.
- Identify policies, processes, procedures, and behaviors that
create barriers to student success and work with the VP of Student
Life & Dean of Students to address and resolve institutional
- Manage and monitor early alert issues for first-year students
to create intervention strategies to resolve student issues.
- Serve on college committees and work collaboratively with key
areas to support student persistence and graduation
- Perform other duties as required; some evening and weekend
hours may be required.
- Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred.
- A minimum of two years of experience working in an academic
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively
with key stakeholders and constituent groups and foster a spirit of
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to use technology to effectively manage case load and
work with students.
- Superior negotiation, problem solving, and service skills.
No supervisory duties.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list
of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor
are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities
required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe
the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are
illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and
responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington &
Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job
description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description
and any attachments do not constitute or represent a
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documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of
applications will begin immediately.
Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit
package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision,
and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD
coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition
benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the
employee's total compensation package.
Getting to Know W&J
Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a
small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy
access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby
Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781,
W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that
is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced
professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our
students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive
education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced
change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences
as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in
many other equally worthy professions.
Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all
backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse
educational community. The College strives to be a place where all
students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live,
study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The
College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the
belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow
beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating
the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and
learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse
Equal Opportunity Employer
Washington & Jefferson College W&J is committed to
increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues
individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College
complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and
provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and
activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for
all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion,
age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status,
gender identity, or national origin.