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Completion Advisor/Retention Specialist (Success Coach)

Posted: September 3, 2014
Description: The Completion Advisor/Retention Specialist will advise students and assist them in making informed decisions regarding their education and career choices.  Major responsibilities include working with other admissions and advising staff and faculty to assist students, develop and implement retention plans, and perform other duties to ensure student success. This is a Part-Time Position.
  1. Associates degree required. Bachelors degree preferred.
  2. Experience in education is preferred.
  3. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  4. Strong organizational skills and problem solving skills are required.
  5. The ability to maintain and foster strong relationships with state and local agencies and local employers is required.
  6. Must be available for occasional evening and weekend assignments.
  1. Provide students with degree plans that meet their short-term and long-term educational and career objectives.
  2. Provide academic and personal guidance/advising and referral services to students.
  3. Develop and implement and early alert system by working with the faculty to provide timely feedback to students about their academic progress, to identify students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic success strategies, and refer students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or further career guidance.
  4. Stay current with trends and best practices regarding student retention, develop retention strategies for the college, and work closely with faculty, student outreach services staff, and other Texarkana College staff in implementing, evaluating, and improving retention strategies.
  5. Perform intrusive advising through the use of technology.
  6. Assist students in employment readiness, resume building, interviewing, and job opening identification.
Salary: Commensurate within the Texarkana College pay scale for this position.
Method of Application: Apply online
To apply via mail or in person, a signed Texarkana College application, resume, including three professional references, and verification of post secondary educational credentials must be received for formal consideration. Submit application materials to:

Human Resources
Job Code033-2014
Texarkana College
2500 N. Robison Rd.
Texarkana, TX 75599

We prefer you email your application materials to: human.resources@texarkanacollege.edu .

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires we employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment (see form I-9). No one will be placed on the payroll until all employment procedures are fully satisfied, including completion of a criminal background check. Information contained on job vacancy announcements are subject to correction as a result of typographical error, omission, or changes resulting from institutional restructuring and / or funding. Grant funded positions are subject discontinuance per grant stipulations. Specific job requirements and / or physical location of this position render this position security sensitive, and hereby subject it to the provisions of Section 51.215 of the Texas Education Code.


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