The College of St. Scholastica is seeking a student-focused individual with excellent inter-personal skills to work in its TRIO, Student Support Services (SSS) program. This position is responsible for the execution of the SSS TRIO federal grant objectives in order to retain and graduate low income and first generation students and students with disabilities by providing direct services to participants through individualized, intensive support, advocacy, and advising in personal, career, academic, and financial realms. The Academic Specialist is also responsible for coordinating academic programs including tutoring. This is a full-time, grant-funded, 11-month per year position.
Responsibilities: - Through regular meetings with participants, design and implement individualized, intensive interventions and supports in academic, career, personal, and financial literacy areas for more than 60 at-risk students. - Independently oversee the department’s individual tutoring program for SSS participants. - Develop and lead an intrusive coaching program, College Advantage, for first-year student participants. - Embrace the work of diversity and inclusion and recognizes its value as an institutional practice. - Compile and document key information about student participants and analyze data and feedback to serve students successfully. - Develop and lead workshops and other group events that promote learning and engagement of student participants.
Requirements: - Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, student personnel, or related area - One to two years experience working with diverse populations including low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. - Awareness/sensitivity to low income and first generation student needs and needs of students with disabilities. - Knowledge and ability to uphold confidentiality and privacy. - Effective written, oral, computer, social media, and human relations skills.
For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity 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 - Duluth, MN
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.