Position Summary: The Academic Retention Specialist will provide direct service to first-year and undergraduate multicultural students requiring extensive academic support. General responsibilities include: Meeting on a monthly basis to monitor academic progress; assessing and providing academic tutoring opportunities for students; oversee daily study tables; guiding and mentoring students in exploration of their choice of majors and coursework; advising/mentoring students on personal, financial, social, cultural, and academic related matters; researching scholarship and internship opportunities; and collaborating with a wide variety of university resources and personnel to provide students with comprehensive and culturally appropriate services. The OMA Academic Retention Specialist is expected to work closely with the staff in the University Advising Services, Student Support Services, Counseling and Testing Center, and other departments to provide the support services needed for the retention and completion of the students' undergraduate degree. This position facilitates workshops and/or support groups, orientation activities and completes other duties as assigned by the Office of Multicultural Affairs Director.
Bachelors degree Demonstrated experience: o Working with underserved and/or under-represented populations. o One year working with post-secondary level students in a mentoring and/or advising role. o Computer skills and Microsoft Office programs. o Maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
Demonstrated experience of cultural responsive program development and implementation. Demonstrated experience working with domestic multicultural populations. Ability to: o Interface professionally with departments, staff, faculty and students. o Manage a variety of projects simultaneously. 1-2 years of experience organizing, coordinating and/or managing academic retention programs. Familiar with UI policies and procedures. Bilingual in Spanish.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Available to work evening and occasional weekend hours. Ability to have a valid driver license.
Posting Number: SP002353P
Posting Date: 11/05/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Individuals interested in applying for this position should include a letter to address the required qualifications and preferred qualifications as applicable along with a current resume. Application materials received by December 3, 2019 will receive first consideration.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.