The College of St. Scholastica is seeking a student-focused individual with excellent inter-personal skills to provide students with academic advisement services and support through individual meetings.
Provides academic and non-academic advising, assistance and advocacy to ensure students receive accurate and timely academic program information to make the best decisions based on personal and professional goals; provides campus-wide referrals to ensure a successful transition. • Provides students clarity on academic policies and procedures; provides expertise and knowledge on core curriculum and major program requirements; provides accurate information regarding graduation requirements and make referrals when necessary. • Participates in orientations, registration and records activities; fields questions from students; walks through the process from major/minor declaration, to registration, to graduation; initiates and conducts student persistence and retention efforts, including student advocacy and individual student meetings to formulate plans for success. • Reviews and authorizes probationary students’ enrollment and course schedule to ensure it is realistic, attainable, and conducive to success and continued retention; reviews and provides recommendations to student review panel regarding whether or not students should be dismissed or on continued probation at the College.
Requirements Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; AND two (2) years of academic operations support experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of: • Student development theories, counseling theories, advising theories, campus policies, and academic catalog. • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. • The use of specified computer applications involving data processing, records maintenance, word processing, web page maintenance, and/or standard report generation. • Business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials
Skill in: • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction. • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment with established guidelines. • Organizing and maintaining accurate records and files. • Operating standard office equipment.
• Working effectively with coworkers and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to enriching education and promoting opportunity through a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in a person who values the Catholic and Benedictine nature of the College of St. Scholastica.
About The College of St. Scholastica
CSS was founded in 1912 under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, with a mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work within the context of Catholic Benedictine values. The founding Benedictine Sisters offered courses to a class of six women students on the stately and beautiful Duluth campus. Today CSS programs are offered to more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Duluth, as well as an online campus and satellite campuses in Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Rochester, Austin, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. The guiding principles of the Benedictines run deep in the roots of life at CSS. The College’s mission is to develop thoughtful and engaged leaders, sharpened and sensitized by their educational experience who are prepared and committed to serving and transforming the world. The values at the heart of the College mission---community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning---animate the college community experience.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwate...r lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up for the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.