The Coordinator II will serve as a liaison between the Division of Student Success and the academic departments regarding retention and completion initiatives. Embedded in the academic department(s), the coordinator will implement and oversee projects related to retaining and tracking degree progress of FTIC and transfer cohort students until completion. The coordinator will collaborate with college leadership to identify, create, and monitor retention strategies for struggling student populations identified within the assigned school(s).
Coordinates data collection, analysis, and reporting around FTIC and transfer cohort lists, especially as it pertains to degree progression, graduation attainment, and completion efforts. Work with academic advising in assigned school(s) to reach out to high-risk students; create intentional programming and planning with students on academic probation and suspension. Evaluates retention efforts and provides feedback to improve case management approach and intentional interventions with FTIC and transfer student cohorts. Implements processes to provide updated 4-year degree plans to all affected FTIC cohort students following all drop dates and after each semester ends (after grades post). Serve as case managers for advisors to refer individual student issues to that are impeding progression to degree. Collaborate with academic department and Graduation Help Desk in monitoring completion rates and reaching out to students who have earned 90 or more credits to ensure they are on track to graduate in a timely manner; and conducting 2-year, 4-year and 6-year cohort reviews. Implement processes to bring a focus among Chairs and faculty on FTIC cohorts regarding course offerings and scheduling to ensure degree progression. Implement processes to bring a focus among Chairs and faculty on FTIC cohorts regarding course offerings and scheduling to ensure degree progression. Promote student success programs, events, activities, and initiatives with the college. Monitors the completion of gateway courses prior to earning 30 credits; implementing fall-to-spring and fall-to-fall re-enrollment campaigns. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Three (3) years of program coordination or project management experience or the equivalent experience. Experience in higher education, college student development, or a related field.
Master's degree in higher education, college student development, or a related field with experience equivalent to a master's degree.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Basic experience working with students in an advisory, administrative, or educational capacity. Basic knowledge of program models and best practices for offering services to various populations of students, including students in academic difficulty, and students at risk for leaving the institution. Working knowledge of college student services, college student development theory, and retention theory. Working knowledge of student information systems as related to student records and advising. Working knowledge of federal regulations such as Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Excellent analytical skills in interpreting quantitative and qualitative data. Strong skills in the use of Microsoft Office or related software in producing reports, presentations and a variety of other related documents. Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills. Ability to develop specific programming goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish desired outcomes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 11220
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.