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Retention Specialist

at Louisiana Delta Community College

Posted: 8/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2530085
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

•Advises and assists students in making informed college major and career choices.

•Works with college faculty district-wide and other community college personnel to remain current with transferability of courses, majors, and admissions requirements.

•Works with other student/outreach staff and faculty to assist students; develop and implement retention plans, and perform other duties to ensure students are successful.

•Develop strategies to recruit and retain students pursuing non-traditional occupations.

Examples of Duties

•Develop and implement an early alert system by working with faculty to provide timely feedback to students regarding their academic progress.

•Identify students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic success strategies, and to refer students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or career guidance.

•Stay current with trends and best practices regarding student retention, develop retention strategies for the college, and work closely with faculty, student/outreach services staff, and other LDCC staff in implementing, evaluating, and improving retention strategies.

•Develop and enhance academic support of 1st-year and non-traditional students.

•Place a special emphasis on closing the gap between special population students and non-special population students.

•Analyze statistical data for retention studies.

•Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Success Services or the Executive Director of Enrollment Management.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred with at least three years of experience creating student retention programs.

Supplemental Information

In addition to completing an online application, a cover letter, resume and transcripts must be attached online for full consideration.

Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher educations for all persons, including faculty and employees with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. LDCC prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities, A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.

LCTCS and its colleges are EEO/AA/ADA Employers