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Retention Coordinator (Tifton)

Company: Georgia State University
Location: Tifton
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

First-Year & Transition Programs in the Office of Student Success is seeking to hire a Retention Coordinator who will focus on retention by helping students make successful transitions in critical academic program areas through various interventions and initiatives. The Retention Coordinators will assist with delivering programs focused on undergraduate students' needs, primarily those in their first year. The support of these kinds of retention initiatives is an essential part of Georgia State meeting the Strategic Plan's goals. These positions are on the front line of the institutions' commitment to helping students from all backgrounds succeed at high rates. The selected individuals will work in conjunction with all resources on behalf of First-Year & Transition Programs to support undergraduate students' academic progression.Essential Job Functions:Retention Coordinator, Perimeter College (All campuses)* Meets with students who are at retention risk.* Assist with the coordination of programs, activities, and initiatives that focus on undergraduate students' support.* Teach sections of GSU1010 and/or PCO 1020: New Student Orientation.* Support retention and progression programs, including academic coaching, early alert, peer mentoring, and other initiatives designed to facilitate successful course and academic program completion.* Develop and enhance service-learning opportunities in programs for students.* Maintain records and provide narrative and/or written progress reports as directed, including program assessments/evaluations, budget reports, and program reports.* Be highly accessible to individual students, groups of students, and student organizations as an advisor and mentor on academic and personal concerns that impact academic performance.* Partner with academic and other departments to create and provide academic leadership development.* Works with the departmental officials and Directors in specific areas to support the implementation and assessment of programs and practices that support student retention, progression, and graduation.* Other duties and special projects as assigned.Retention Coordinator, Success Academy (Atlanta campus)* Assist with the coordination of programs, activities, and initiatives that focus on first-year students' support in the Success Academy program.* Assist with Welcome Receptions, New Student Orientation, and other onboarding events in the spring for students and parents.* Support retention and progression programs, including academic coaching, early alert, peer mentoring, and other initiatives designed to facilitate successful course and academic program completion.* Maintain records and provide narrative and/or written progress reports as directed, including program assessments/evaluations, budget reports, and program reports.* Be highly accessible to individual students, groups of students, and student organizations as an advisor and mentor on academic and personal concerns that impact academic performance.* Partner with the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, Advising, Dean of Students, and other relevant campus partners to provide individualized support for the summer, fall, and spring semesters.* Teach sections of GSU1010: New Student Orientation on an annual basis.* Other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities* Knowledge and understanding of different cultures and backgrounds.* Knowledge of research and best practices related to improving retention.* Skilled in coordinating, advising, tutoring, and facilitating small group discussions.* Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation skills.* Strong written and verbal communication skills.* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.* Ability to develop and maintain working relationships.* Ability to work with and demonstrate sensitivity to the educational needs of a diverse population.Bachelor's degree and one year of related experience; or high school diploma or GED and five years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Keywords: Georgia State University, Albany , Retention Coordinator (Tifton), Other , Tifton, Georgia

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