Office of Student Success
OPENING DATE: July 12, 2013
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Full time; 12 months
START DATE: September 1, 2013
George Fox University seeks a dynamic and collaborative individual who is able to coach students to recognize their God-given uniqueness, maximize their academic and experiential learning, and develop life-long career skills, so they will graduate on time, thrive both now and in the future, and experience exceptional life outcomes. This individual will be joining the newly created Office of Student Success, an innovative office providing the preeminent, undergraduate academic and career coaching on campus due to its skilled, effective and passionate team of career and academic coaching experts. This new office’s mission is to “coach students to discover and engage in their life direction, enrich their academic experience, enhance their transition to the world of work, and utilize our campus, alumni and corporate relationships so they achieve exceptional life outcomes.”
While prior career or academic advising experience is preferred, it is not required. We are looking for someone with a demonstrated ability to coach students and collaborate with academic departments to insure the University achieves new and innovative retention, internship, and graduate employment goals. A positive attitude, an ability to push through barriers, and skills in creative problem-solving are key requirements to this work. If you want a position working on one of the university’s top strategic initiatives, and have a passion for seeing students achieve their academic and career goals, then we would like to see your resume.
- Provide academic advising to traditional undergraduate students to ensure completion of graduation requirements; deliver coaching to assist students in setting vocational and educational goals; and guide students to develop plans to accomplish those goals.
- Update and maintain accurate student record information in institutional student information systems; participate in Genesis orientations to provide registration and advising information.
- Communicate effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students, and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect, and customer service.
- Implement communication strategies with current students to promote retention and facilitate progress toward graduation; communicate academic progress information to students as needed; use student record information to inform student communications; generate lists and reports as needed to support retention and data validation efforts;
- Input catalog and degree audit changes following approval from Curriculum Committee and faculty.
- Approve the conferral of the degrees/certificates upon completion of academic program.
- By actions, words, and lifestyle be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal, supervisory role.
- Demonstrate awareness, respect and appreciation for diversity of culture, background, race, sex, political views, expressions of faith, etc. and work well with a variety of people.
COMPENSATION: Pay Range E: $35,232 - $44,040 dep. on experience.
Competitive benefits: Vacation; sick leave; holidays; health, dental, life, disability insurance; retirement plan and tuition remission.
REPORTS TO: Senior Enrollment Counselor and Director of the Office of Student Success