Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Student Development Specialist, for the grant funded TRiO ACHiEVE program.
Primary Job Duties: The Student Development Specialist is responsible for implementing student success and retention strategies for program participants; and advises, mentors and support all participants based upon individual student need; Implements and evaluates the academic improvement of each participants and monitors student progress; Advise students in course selection and degree completion. Responsible for maintaining accurate student records of program services according to university policies and federal regulations and manage the SSS website. Support students with graduate school and job application processes. Assist in the preparation of resumes, job searching, career possibilities and preparing for the interview process.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in counseling, higher education or student personnel, psychology, social work or related field with a minimum of 3 years work experience in an educational setting providing academic services and activities to assist low-income, first generation, and disabled students who are in need of academic assistance.
Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to conduct individual and small group advisement sessions. Demonstrated ability to understand the needs of and work effectively with first generation, academically and socio-economically disadvantaged college students; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Demonstrated ability to successfully work with the target population; experience in working with students from backgrounds of economically and educational disadvantaged is strongly preferred.
This is a full-time 10-month, exempt contingent grant-funded position with a limited benefits package. Annual renewal of the position is contingent on funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Anticipated start date for this position is January 5, 2014.
Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.
To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit all of the following: A cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail.
Applications received by December 1, 2013 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
Salisbury University utilizes an Online Employment Application System. As indicated by Job Opening, interested applicants MUST apply for certain designated positions via this online system.
Note: Applicants interested in obtaining a Faculty position and plan to utilize an Online Credential Service Provider (Interfolio, EPCS, etc.), please follow the instructions in the online system and in the job posting/job advertisement.
See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for more information and instructions.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Director of Fair Practices & EEO/AA, Title IX Coordinator, 131 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.