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Retention Specialist, College of Education  « Position Deleted on 8/09/2011 »

Institution: Northern Illinois University
Location: DeKalb, IL
Category:
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Posted: 06/09/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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The College of Education at Northern Illinois University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position as a student retention specialist beginning July 16, 2011. The College of Education houses multiple teacher certification programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels (early childhood education, elementary education, physical education and special education), and multiple non-teaching programs (counselor accreditation, exercise science, athletic training and sport management).

Responsibilities: The qualified candidate is expected to work with campus colleagues to improve student engagement and retention, and academic success in the College of Education. The Coordinator will assist in the assessment of the effectiveness of COE initiatives and provide feedback for review of policies and procedures.

Essential duties:
  • Develop, monitor and facilitate in leading the COE retention activities
  • Gather, analyze and utilize data to implement strategic interventions for student success.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in student services or related area.
  • Knowledge of higher education retention research, policy impacting student success, and college completion agenda.
  • Strong computer skills (familiarity with MS Office 2010) and commitment to the use of technology in education.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate from an accredited institution.
  • Highly developed public presentation skills, or teaching experience.
Submit: Letters of application, current vitae, two original and current letters of reference specific to this position, and copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required prior to hiring) to: Dr. Connie Fox, Associate Dean, College of Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Fax: 815 753-2100. Electronic applications must be sent to Connie Fox, cfox@niu.edu.

Review of applications will begin June 20, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Northern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Institution that recognizes dual career issues. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Pre-employment criminal background investigation required.
Northern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Institution that recognizes dual career issues. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.