Essential Functions: The Lewis Latimer Scholars Program is a comprehensive student support program and learning community that supports the success of 10 incoming Fall 2018 first-year students and a second cohort of 10 incoming Fall 2019. In partnership with the Warrior Vision and Impact Program (VIP) Coordinator and a team of other Academic Success Center Coordinators and departments across the university, the Lewis Latimer Scholars Program Coordinator is responsible for the management of the program to ensure students' successful transition into college and their positive engagement in the university setting. As part of a broader student-centered program, the Lewis Latimer Scholars Program will help students acquire and strengthen the academic and personal skills necessary to successfully persist at Wayne State University and to challenge themselves as leaders beyond graduation. This is a subsidy conditioned appointment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Manage the Lewis Latimer Scholars (LLS) Program to assist students in meeting their academic goals Advance the community to help students thrive intellectually and personally Collaborate with the Warrior VIP, faculty, staff and other departments such as the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, the Office of Student Financial Aid, Student Disability Services, Learning Communities and Career Services to deliver supports to meet students' needs. Work closely with Academic Advisors to ensure students' progress Encourage students' connection to research, career exploration, leadership and multicultural opportunities Work with the university's Learning Community program, the Warrior VIP and the Office of Housing and Residential Life to provide leadership, training and ongoing professional development for approximately three to six peer mentors and Ghafari Residence Hall resident advisors assigned to LLS students Establish learning outcomes and program assessments; monitor LLS student retention, progress, academic achievement and degree attainment; and, in collaboration with others, implement program improvements based on assessment and monitoring information Help foster new students' identity with STEM disciplines and declaration with STEM majors Establish collaborations with STEM partners including LSAMP, McNair Scholars, the STEM Commons and UROP Communicate effectively and accurately academic and non-academic requirements, policies and procedures Assess students' individual learning needs and work with appropriate campus resources to support the learning process Remain informed of university and national data regarding academic retention and persistence to inform strategies to promote student success Maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty, University committees and advisors in a coordinated effort for delivery of services Work with the Academic Success Center Director, the Warrior VIP Coordinator and departmental staff to prepare program reports Participate in University programming and activities Assist with on-going needs assessments Actively participate in national and regional programs and conferences Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: University Counselor Assistant I and II - Bachelor's degree required; University Counselor I - Master's degree required Educational background in STEM field, education, counseling or related discipline Three years of experience in student support, development, education, or academic advising
Internal Number: 76_206352
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.