Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: Grant funded position to advise new and continuing students participating in the KCP Morris Hood Educator Development (MHED) and Select Student Support Services (4-S) programs on curriculum requirements, academic achievement, course scheduling, and university policies and procedures. Coordinate with First Year Transition Coordinator in implementing retention-based initiatives for KCP MHED and 4-S students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide information and assistance to students concerning academic programs, curricula, academic requirements, and related policies and procedures.
Annually recruit 20 new MHED eligible students.
Advise students in the selection of an academic program and related course selection.
Assist targeted KCP MHED and 4-S student populations to monitor their academic progress.
Maintain student records pertaining to academic advisement services for MHED and 4-S.
Participate in programs and services for new students (e.g., orientation programs).
Establish and maintain regular contact with targeted students.
Provide appropriate assistance and intervention support services.
Direct students toward appropriate support services/centers and MHED & 4-S staff in tracking the academic progress towards general studies completion, academic and career goals, and graduation for all KCP students.
Monitor and approve drop-add course activity.
Maintain communication with all University support services (Enrollment Management, Multicultural Student Services, Student Affairs, The Learning Commons Tutoring Centers, and School University Partnership Office).
Act as a liaison with public school academy & City of Saginaw Public School high school staff, students, parents, and guardians.
Generate reports for KCP MHED and 4-S that reflect student progress on a regular basis.
Assist in coordinating KCP MHED/GEAR UP/4-S Initiative program activities.
Assist in the implementation and administration of the MHED/4-S program.
Serve on committees as required.
Travel during recruitment season with the MHED Project Coordinator.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of relevant, related work experience.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively and efficiently use word-processing and excel database software.
Ability to work independently and under occasional pressure.
Ability to work a flexible and varying schedule.
Ability to work with diverse student populations.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016 and 2017.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.