Job Summary:Â Under general direction, responsible for daily activities in collaboration with other departments and programs within Saint Louis University (SLU) that support students with academic success; works directly with students providing guidance and connecting them to services; determines needs and outcomes of service utilizations; develops and implements retention programs; works with faculty advisors to support students in targeted populations.
Collaborates with faculty and staff to identify factors which put students at risk of dropping out of the school of nursing program and develops an assessment protocol to identify those students.
Develops a personalized retention plan or individual student plan, focusing on self-advocacy, resilience time management, priorities, learning styles, test-taking strategies and study skills; refers students to academic or personal resources as needed.
Coordinates the Introduction to Nursing (NURS 1400) course.Â Works in collaboration with faculty instructor to help develop curriculum, hire and train student peer mentors, provide regular support and supervision to the mentors and coordinate administrative tasks, as necessary.
Works with various assigned small groups of students of all grade levels to plan curriculum and facilitate monthly group meetings to support students.Â Provides time for required individual meetings with each student.Â Creates presentations for classes and small groups regarding study skills, success strategies and academic resources.
Maintains detailed database of student tracking and retention data for use by Academic Advising, the Traditional BSN Program Coordinator, and school leadership for use in external reporting.Â Creates reports for the student dismissal process in order to inform the Admission, Progression and Graduation Committee as they make decisions on student appeal hearings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of higher education principals, policies, and procedures
Knowledge of higher education student expectations
Verbal and written communication skills
Independent judgment and problem solving skills
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population
Ability to identify students needs in order to make appropriate referrals
Ability to manage high student caseloads
Ability to advise and counsel effectively
Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately convey sensitive information
Interpersonal/human relations skills with students in particular who may be emotionally distressed
Bachelors degree, masters preferred; supplemented with two (2) years of related work experience. Experience working in an academic setting with at-risk students preferred.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.