Responsibilities: 1.Student Advising. Provide academic, financial aid and career advising and personal support for TRIO-eligible students. Assess student eligibility for the TRIO Student Support Services program. Conduct a needs assessment and develop individual support plans for qualified students. Collect and analyze data for use in writing the grant proposal and annual performance reports and for use in evaluating program outcomes and future program needs.
2.Program Coordination. Coordinate the SSS Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Program. Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, mentoring, and replacing tutors for the SSS program. Responsible for coordinating all paperwork and processes related to the employment of SSS tutors with the Business Office and Financial Aid Office. Coordinate the supplemental instruction program in consultation with the same program in tutoring services.
3.Academic Skills Trainer/Coach. Responsible for the development and oversight of time management and study skills programming for SSS students. Work individually with students to improve time management and study skills. Develop resource materials. Work as the SSS program expert on academic skills development.
4.Liaison to Tutoring Services. Collaborate regularly with staff of WSU Tutoring Services to facilitate services that meet the needs of SSS students. Develop and implement a comprehensive system to evaluate SSS Tutoring services to ensure that student needs are met. Coordinate annual evaluation of SSS tutoring services by participating students and other stakeholders.
5.Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of WSU. Including but not limited to participating on committees and work groups, managing an assigned operating budget, and participating in professional development opportunities.
Master's Degree in higher education, social work, education or related fields from an accredited college or university.
Two (2) years of professional experience working a TRIO federal program or similar program/project for disadvantaged and at-risk college students.
Experience advising and assisting participants with the graduate school, admissions, and financial aid process.
Professional or personal experiences in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting participants.
Experience in programming that promotes student success in higher education
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience in higher education environment
Knowledge of academic support strategies and methods
Knowledge of retention theory and practice
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent public relations and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with students to establish trust and influence actions
Ability to handle sensitive material in confidential and professional manner
Strong organizational skills
Flexible hours for evening responsibilities related to conferences and workshops
Occasional weekend work
Occasional overnight travel
Must be able to travel independently
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
About Winona State University: Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today WSU serves approximately 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota (MN). Winona State was named the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's
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About Winona State University
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.