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Job ID: 133160

Academic Retention Specialist
University of Idaho

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2019
Title Academic Retention Specialist
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Part-Time/Temporary Staff
  • Educational Services

University of Idaho

Academic Retention Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Equity and Diversity

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $39,208 annually

Full/Part Time: Full Time

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Closing Date:

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.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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