St Edwards University
  • Academic Support Programs
  • TX, USA
  • Full Time

Academic Counselor/ Supplemental Instruction / Pre-Health Assistant

 

Overview:

St. Edward's University seeks qualified applicants for the position of Academic Counselor / Supplemental Instruction / Pre-Health Assistant.  This position will counsel and assist students as a member of an integrated student support service system by providing academic services and guidance.  The goal is to have a positive impact on the student experience, as we seek to improve student retention, graduation rates, and post-graduation opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Provide and coordinate leadership for the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program to include recruitment, training, scheduling, supervising and assessment of program.
  • Identify and secure campus resources for SI program including, facilities, learning materials and advertising.
  • Implement assessment mechanisms to evaluate the effectiveness of the SI program and manage data collection. Work closely with Institutional Research.
  • Create semester and annual reports on students' attendance and participation.
  • Collaborate with faculty, department chairs and deans to identify courses that would benefit from Supplemental Instruction.
  • Meet with SI leaders regularly, ascertain course requirements and maintain contact periodically throughout the semester with course faculty.
  • Attend SI sessions regularly in support of SI leaders.
  • Work closely with Admin Coordinator to track billing services and payroll reports for SI.
  • Promote Academic Support Programs (ASP) services and the SI program in particular, to students and faculty through classroom visits, presentations and workshops.
  • Collaborate with SI colleagues through regional and national conferences and online communication forums to implement new learning techniques and management strategies when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Tutor Coordinator and others to train SSC student workers.
  • Meet individually with academically at-risk upperclassmen, including those on academic probation.
  • Recommend appropriate actions for students in academic difficulty, provide guidance and support, and facilitate access to other support services.
  • Teach for-credit courses designed to enhance student success.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director of ASP, the Director of Academic Counseling and Support Programs and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs to track and report on the academic progress and retention of upper-class, at-risk students.
  • Work closely with the Pre-Health Professions Coordinator to develop and implement outreach strategies for first, second, and third-year students
  • Assist in creating and maintaining database of Pre-Health experiential learning opportunities
  • Assist with Pre-Health Professions programming efforts
  • Participate in and contribute to activities of ASP, including but not limited to: regular staff and planning meetings, trainings and professional development activities.
  • Develop and maintain a schedule that allows flexibility to attend evening meetings, workshops and classes.
  • Perform other duties as required.         

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred.
  • Prior experience in academic services and/or teaching or tutoring in a college setting required.
  • Familiar with supervising large numbers of students.
  • Experience with Supplemental Instruction preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge of Natural Sciences preferred.
  • Prior experience working with diverse student populations
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage tasks and projects independently as well as work collaboratively in a team.
  • Skilled working frequently with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as required.
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.

Salary

This is a twelve-month, full time benefits eligible position.

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas.  St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. 

An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at http://think.stedwards.edu/hr/benefits

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com Please attach a cover letter and resume. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers.  We do not offer Sponsorship at this time.

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