<p>Position Overview: <br /><br />This position is a generalist position within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) Student Services unit, responsible for a wide range of student services, programs, and processes. The unit’s needs and services change over time, but the position is currently responsible for coordinating New Advanced Standing (NAS) transfer student orientation and managing several student services functions for current students including the Academic Progress Audit System (APAS) for a portion of CFANS majors, Dean’s List and degree clearances. This position also provides leadership for CFANS Day during the University’s Welcome Week, serves as the liaison to CFANS Living and Learning Community faculty/staff leaders, serves as the co-advisor for the CFANS Transfer Advisory Group (CTAG), serves as co-advisor to the CFANS Transfer House Living and Learning Community in Bailey Hall and provides co-leadership for undergraduate Commencement. The position reports to the Director of Student Services. Salary: $38,000-$43,000, depending on qualifications.<br /><br />A. Student Services<br /><br />Act as a liaison between academic departments, undergraduate student services and the college’s administrative units to ensure the processes of transfer student orientation and registration, academic audits, and graduation degree clearances are planned and implemented smoothly each academic year.<br /><br />Major Areas of Responsibility:<br /><br />1. Academic Planning Support and College Registrar: 60%<br /><br />• Manage APAS programming for an assigned portion of the CFANS undergraduate majors and serve as a liaison to the central programmer in Office of the Registrar. <br />• Advise students from diverse backgrounds on interpretation of APAS reports.<br />• Process degree clearances for a portion of the undergraduate population.<br />• Manage the Dean’s List process.<br />• Manage, develop and enhance new student orientation programming for a diverse group of incoming internal and external transfer students.<br />• Advise current students and potential transfer students with course articulation and selection of courses from other institutions to meet major and degree requirements.<br />• Provide departments with initial transfer credit evaluations in preparation for transfer student orientation programs.<br />• Create and provide written content for new transfer student orientation materials.<br />• Collaborate with freshmen orientation program coordinator on new student orientation programming for incoming freshmen, including day-one and day-two activities.<br />• Monitor and manage advisor holds for all incoming freshmen and transfer students.<br />• Resolve problems relative to the student registration process arising from either central Admissions and/or Office of the Registrar.<br /><br /><br />2. Student Services program coordination: 40%<br /><br />• Serve as co-coordinator of undergraduate Commencement; charged with planning and implementation of CFANS Commencement programming.<br />• Provide leadership for CFANS Day as a part of the U’s Welcome Week for incoming freshmen.<br />• Coordinate the college’s Living and Learning Communities (LLC), convening the leads of each LLC and serving as the liaison to Residential Life.<br />• Serve as co-advisor (along with the CFANS Transfer Admissions Counselor) to the CFANS Transfer Advisory Group (CTAG) and CFANS Transfer House (CTH).<br />• Coordinate CFANS Parent/Family Weekend programming in collaboration with central PFW staff.<br />• Coordinate CFANS involvement/programming for the University-wide Major/Minor Fair.<br />• Serve as the CFANS liaison to the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE).<br />• Regularly assess and evaluate effectiveness of the current enrollment and registration process and make recommendations for changes and adjustments.<br />• Contribute to the college’s valuing of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued, respected, provided the opportunity to flourish, and unobstructed in their pursuit of excellence.<br /> </p>
<p><br />Required Qualifications:<br />• Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of related experience, including at least one (1) year experience working in a student services’ or admissions’ office at an institution of higher education, or combination of related education and relevant experience totaling six (6) years.<br />• Strong written communication skills.<br />• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and serving underrepresented student populations.<br /><br />Preferred Qualifications:<br />• Advanced degree.<br />• Experience working with transfer students.<br />• Significant experience in higher education student services.<br />• Evidence of experience with the enrollment, registration, and class assignment processes.<br />• Demonstrated strong organizational, oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.<br />• Demonstrated cultural competence and experience effectively serving underrepresented student populations.</p>
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