Academic Retention Specialist

at University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, United States

Job Description

University of Idaho

Academic Retention Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Equity and Diversity-MID

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $47,424 annually

FTE: .923

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Academic Retention Specialist will provide direct service to first-year and undergraduate underrepresented 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; overseeing 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 Mental Health 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
  • Working with students in a mentoring and/or advising role
  • Using computer software and applications for word processing, email, internet research and social media engagement
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality
  • Explaining policies and/or procedures to others

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people from other cultures and languages
  • Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented and underserved student populations
  • Ability to:
    • Interface professionally with departments, staff, faculty and students
    • Manage a variety of projects simultaneously
    • One year experience organizing, coordinating and/or managing academic retention programs
    • Familiar with UI policies and procedures
    • Bilingual in Spanish

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • None

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004504P

Posting Date: 07/08/2024

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Position remains open until filled with a first consideration date of July 22, 2024.

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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Job Posting: 2234255

Posted On: Jul 10, 2024

Updated On: Jul 10, 2024

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