MnSCU Academic Professional 1 - Student Services (Unclassified MAPE)
*This position will last up to one (1) year.
This position exists to represent Ridgewater College to recruit potential students and to assist these students through the application, registration and persistence processes. This position serves as an Academic Advisor to both prospective and current students, ensuring they have the information they need to make informed choices and that they are meeting their educational goals.
Knowledge of post-secondary education.
Knowledge of student development philosophy, policy, practice.
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in numerous formats for diverse audiences in order to motivate and share information, about the college and programs while also gathering required information.
Ability to multitask.
Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with the internal and external college and community including students, peers, key contacts, and stakeholders and to make decisions that will positively represent the college's reputation on a daily basis.
Experience working with extremely diverse populations.
Experience with successful event planning.
Experience with maintaining confidentially of private information according to law, rules, policies and procedures.
Experience with evaluating initiatives and data and integrate results into meaningful program activities. Creativity and the brainstorming of new ideas is an important aspect of this position.
Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
Experience with a Minnesota State College and University system institution.
Bachelor's or Master's degree.
- State and Federal statutes, policies, and regulations in regard to educational institutions.
- Student services/student life policies, procedures and promising practices.
- Or experience in student services and/or student life and event planning.
- Or experience with creating and monitoring budgets.
- Or experience working with student leadership programs, student activities and/or student clubs and organizations.
- Required computer software applications such as ISRS, Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and/or Adobe Photoshop, Access, Internet, Social Networking, etc. and well as office equipment (computer, fax, copier, etc.).
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Ridgewater College is a community and technical college that offers more than 100 educational programs in Transfer Education, transfer options, and technical education. Ridgewater College serves more than 5500 students on its campuses in the growing communities of Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. Ridgewater College also offers some programs that are unique in the state of Minnesota and nationall...y. Small class sizes, up-to-date technology, and access to many student activities and organizations (including intercollegiate sports, choir, theater, and Student Senate) give students the opportunity to enjoy a positive college experience. Ridgewater College is proud of its scholarship foundation, and excellent graduation and job placement rates. As a partner in the region's business and industry, Ridgewater College strives to maintain a quality of education for tomorrow's workforce, and to keep pace with the needs of the community by offering Customized and Continuing Education courses. Ridgewater College is recognized as an educational leader that exemplifies innovation and excellence within a student-centered learning environment, and is dedicated to providing an accessible, affordable, and supportive setting for all students.