The Retention Specialist is responsible for the retention and degree completion of TRIO participants. The Retention Specialist will conduct intakes to access academic need, monitor participants’ academic progress, and help participants design academic plans to achieve their goals. The Retention Specialist will provide academic counseling regarding course selection, degree options, and strategies to improve academic performance. The Retention Specialist will also create and host a variety of workshops, activites, and events to participants’ academic skills. This position will also identity participants who are on Academic Probation and participants with early alert referrals to coordinate efforts in creating a plan to improve their academic performance. Additionally, the position will identify participants who are not registered for classes and make address the needs of those participants. Duties include:
*Provide leadership to retention initiatives for TRIO SSS participants
*Collect, analyze, and report data related to the academic progress and academic performance of participants
*Create and host programming for participants related to improving academic
*Utilize Blumen for data entry and analysis
*Collaborate with campus departments to connect participants with campus resources
*Other duties assigned by the Senior Program Coordinator to fulfill the objectives of the program

Note: This is a time-limited, grant funded position through August 31, 2025.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  Master’s Degree preferred or a Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of experience working with high school and/or college age students. Preference given to individuals with experience working with a TRIO program or experience working with similar TRIO programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants musts apply online via the UNCP Online Employment System via the following link:  http://jobs.uncp.edu/postings/6562

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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