Waverly, Iowa


Title of Position –  Pathways Center Student Success Advisor  

Preparation Date:  October 2020    

Function of Position :  

Responsible to the Director of the Pathways Center for overseeing the operation of the Peer Learning Lab that includes support for writing, reading, speaking, and mathematics related support. Collaborate with students, faculty and staff to support the succ ess of all students while paying particular attention to domestic multicultural students, first-generation, low-income, and/or academically underprepared students by providing year-round proactive coaching and guidance throughout their undergraduate career s that addresses academic success, self-care, socio-emotional well-being, career-related exploration, graduate school and other post-baccalaureate opportunities. As a student success/retention specialist, foster collaborative partnerships with departments  across the college with the primary goal of cultivating a culture that embraces student success as shared responsibility. Serve as a resource to campus committees and task forces as appropriate. This is a full-time, 12-month position .  

Principal Duties and  Responsibilities :  

Peer Learning Lab (50%)  

Promote academic support services utilized by all students and specifically encourage usage by domestic multicultural students. Serve as Student Success Advisor by mentoring students throughout the life of their a cademic program to ensure they are making meaningful progress toward their academic, personal and professional   goals.  

Coordinate marketing and outreach to inform the campus community about Peer Learning Lab   services (writing, reading, speaking, mathematics , and careers/vocation), with an emphasis on domestic multicultural student   success.

Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and assess student paraprofessionals providing services in the Pathways   Center   Peer   Learning   Lab;   supervise   communication   with   faculty   regarding   students’   work   in   the Lab.

Consult   with   student   groups   and/or   individual   students   to   provide   feedback   to   improve   their   writing, reading, speaking and mathematics skills.  

Provide support services for athletic study tables in partnership with athletic director and   coaches.  

In   partnership   with   the   Biology   and   Chemistry   departments,   manage   all   aspects   of   the   tutor   lab   including scheduling and student   payroll.

Collaborate wit h “Writing Across the Curriculum” coordinator and Assistant Dean for Faculty   Development   to provide in-service for faculty related to Peer Learning Lab and serving multicultural students.  

Multicultural Student Support (35%)  

Develop and launch a new initia tive to onboard new domestic multicultural students to the vast network of support services offered within the Pathways Center. This effort will focus on academic, personal and professional initiatives designed to enhance domestic multicultural student suc cess, satisfaction, and retention. Provide academic coaching, mentoring, and major/career exploration for domestic multicultural students, first- generation, and historically underserved and/or underrepresented students.  

Partner with Admissions to cultiva te relationships with appropriate community-based   organizations.  

Collaborate   with   appropriate   departments   and   individuals   on   campus   to   ensure   that   operational   structures are in place to serve domestic multicultural students in the areas outlined   above.  

P articipate   in   strategic   planning   initiatives   and   serve   on   campus   diversity,   recruitment,   and   retention committees and commissions as   needed.  

Students on Academic Probation Support (15%)  

Identify students who are not reaching program milestones. Prepare, implement, and assess customized intervention   plans   to   support   the   success   of   students   who   ar e   at-risk   based   upon   academic   standing   and/or who do not achieve benchmarks, including satisfactory GPA and progress toward   graduation.  

Supervision :  

Employee proceeds independently working toward established objectives requiring the use of a wide range of procedures. Employee prioritizes own work and resolves unusual cases in consultation with supervisor.  

Minimum Qualifications :  

Bachelor’s degree and  experience in related field, plus a dedication to and proven track record of working with multicultural students on academic, personal and professional success plans. Experience with academic advising a plus. Lived experience of diversity is strongly desir ed. Candidates of color are especially encouraged to apply.    

Application Procedure:   

Send letter of interest, including a statement regarding qualities you offer within the context of the Wartburg College mission, résumé, and contact information for three references electronically to: hr@wartburg.edu. See www.wartburg.edu for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.   

WARTBURG COLLEGE is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented ethnic and minority groups .  

Waverly, Iowa

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