Program Coordinator for Retention

Iowa State University in Iowa

Deadline March 09, 2014
Date Posted February 12, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

As a unit within the Dean of Students Office in the Division of Student Affairs, The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) provides leadership through the development of programs and services that enhance the recruitment, transition, retention and graduation of multicultural students. Working in collaboration with University partners, the office assists in fostering a campus climate that recognizes, appreciates and shares a mutual understanding of respect for all cultures in addition to supporting students' academic, cultural, personal and social development.

The Program Coordinator for Retention Programs is responsible for implementing multicultural student scholarship programs (such as the George Washington Carver Academy). The position is also responsible for coordinating retention programming and academic intervention initiatives for first-year and continuing scholarship students, assisting with MSA outreach programming, and contributing to MSA assessment efforts.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the knowledge of the experiences of multicultural college students and have a willingness to work in a flexible environment, understanding that the needs of students and the needs of the institution will evolve over time.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience, OR Master's degree and related experience, OR a combination of related experience or education totaling 6 years. Related experience would include serving multicultural students and/or developing programs related to the academic success/retention of multicultural students.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in college student personnel, counseling, educational leadership, or a related field.

Demonstrated experience in academic success programming for multicultural students such as conducting academic interventions, developing first year experiences, implementing scholarship programs, and/or academic advising.

Experience with student learning outcomes assessment and/or program evaluation.

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