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TRIO Student Support Services LA META Part-time Retention Coach (Temp)

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Position Title: TRIO Student Support Services LA META Part-time Retention Coach (Temp)

Position Overview:

This position is temporary. Will counsel students regarding academic endeavors. Acts as a resource person for academic information and decision-making strategies. Assists with campus retention and graduation efforts. Actively coaching students through degree attainment process. Attends applicable program and campus events with students. Meets with students on a regular basis to track their academic success. Responsible for an assigned group of students each year to follow through toward graduation. Completes degree checks for individual students and student groups as needed. Collects, organizes, and enters data to address issues relating to persistence. Monitors and tracks all student records to ensure persistence in enrollment, good academic standing, and appropriate progress toward graduation. Meets with students to advise and provide retention services. Maintains electronic documents. Converts manual records to a computerized based information system. Manages personal data in accordance with federal human protections certifications requirements. Develops and implement retention programs by following up on existing initiatives and identifying new outreach opportunities within Student Support Services. Coordinates and implements various recruitment programs and marketing strategies for special events relating to under-represented groups in the fulfillment of recruitment efforts. Performs other related duties as assigned. This position is a grant-funded position which can be renewed yearly for up to 5 years but is not guaranteed. 20-25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Collaborates with university faculty, staff, and administrators to design, develop, and implement new programs and adapt existing programs/courses/support services to increase the number of students at all class levels that stay or return to the university each year, complete their degree and graduate. Identify areas of needed change that would increase student retention in a continuous improvement environment. Collect and organize information on what causes students to leave and to develop policy recommendations on solutions, alternative systems and procedures that will increase retention. Serve as a clearinghouse for information on developing a customer service culture in higher education. Performs needs-assessment, planning, data collection and analysis in order to make continual improvement to on-going retention programs. Educates faculty, staff, students, and the community on retention philosophy, tools, and issues by publishing articles in campus publications. Design and implement evaluation and follow-up studies to determine the effectiveness, performance, and future needs of programs. Keep abreast of national trends in retention. Serves on standing advisory and ad hoc committees of the university and community as required.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

Requires a bachelor's degree in related field or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in chosen filed that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse student populations. Ability to work well with peers, supervisor, faculty, staff and students. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, public relations, and organizational skills. Excellent mechanical, computing, and networking skills. Ability to work independently, handles multiple tasks simultaneously, an interacts professionally with all segments of the University community. Ability to organize and coordinate personnel associated with the project. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be detail oriented.

Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Company

University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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