Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Retention Specialist is responsible for increasing retention for developmental education and transfer students. The Retention Specialist will conduct data analysis to develop retention initiatives. Retention Specialist is dedicated to conducting activities in a manner that promotes student success and lifelong learning. Works closely with the Morton College Arts and Sciences faculty to assure that learning needs are met for the students. Counsels and advises developmental education and transfer students about academic programs; supports students as they progress through the transfer program.
Bachelor’s degree with coursework or related experience in education, academic advising, counseling and/or social work. Experience teaching, training or tutoring in English or Math. Familiarity with the needs of developmental education students. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.
Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity. As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.