Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: The Transition Coordinator will report to the Director of School/University Partnership Office and is responsible for developing and implementing student assistance and academic support services designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of students from SVSU-authorized public school academies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Track public school academy students' academic progress on a regular basis, using programs like -Student Learning and Colleague, as well as accompanying referral and follow-up services. The position will meet regularly with public school academy students; providing both social and academic advising.
Maintain communication with all University academic services (Enrollment Management, Multicultural Services, Student Affairs, Academic Achievement Center, and School University Partnership Office). Act as a liaison with academy high school staff, students, parents, and guardians.
Generate quantitative and qualitative reports that reflect student progress on a regular basis.
Recruit Academy students to SVSU (elementary/middle/high).
Gain knowledge about general operations of School/University partnerships, in general, and curriculum / compliance challenges, in particular.
RELATED DUTIES: Other duties as assigned that are required and requested
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
Earned bachelor's degree.
Must be proficient with computer and database software.
Must possess demonstrated skill in working effectively with people of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Must be an enthusiastic learner.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have experience making presentations to large groups.
Must possess demonstrated initiative, independence, and leadership skills.
Must have ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
Must possess demonstrated conflict resolution and problem solving skills with high school/college aged students.
Must be able to travel.
Must have a valid driver license.
Must have experience designing and implementing initiatives that lend themselves to successful college transition.
Master's degree and experience in educational administration, guidance, social work, or school leadership is preferred.
Also preferred, an interest or knowledge about educational research, especially in regards to student success in college.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016 and 2017.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54067
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.