Overview

Primary Purpose of Organization Unit:
Recruit, Retain and propel toward graduation.

Primary Purpose of Position:
The Transfer Transition Advocate works with students transferring into the University from other two- or four-year institutions. The Transfer Transition Advocate (TTA) collaborates heavily with the University personnel in the Undergraduate Office of Admissions, University College, faculty, and other offices across campus to assure a smooth transition to UNCP; mobilizes the supports to sustain the University success; participates in strategizing and research to document best practices and successful structures/resources/collaboration and interventions; provides outreach to students.

Job Description:
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships and communication with faculty and staff of key University departments to support and track students.

Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with counselors at Community Colleges.

Develop and implement recruitment activities and conduct presentations and meetings with students at Community Colleges system wide.

Collaborate with Community College partners to provide mutual student support and to strengthen relationships

Assist in the development and implementation of information sessions to better prepare students for transitioning into UNCP.

Arrange site visits to UNCP to orient students to place, space and the University departments and contacts.

Develop and implement both in person and virtual workshops on transitioning and persisting in the University

Assist students with completing the FAFSA and review students’ financial aid packages to assure maximum aid is obtained and that the student understands their aid packages.

Conduct financial literacy one on one and group meetings in person where possible and virtually.

Provide individual support to students in the retention cohorts on site and on partner campuses.

Collaborate with faculty and University College advisors in tracking students enrolled in their first semester and follow up with survey, phone call, or one on one meeting to assess connectedness, service support, and address questions the student may have.

Develop and maintain an early warning system to determine which students are academically struggling and may need intervention to address students’ registering for upcoming semesters.

Provide study groups/tutoring for students as needed.

Assist in arranging activities and celebrations to advance cohesion and peer support.

Assist students with exploring career and job opportunities through job readiness skills, resume development, and interviewing skills.

Maintain all required statistical and narrative documentation and demographic case notes.

Participate in staff trainings and meetings including partnership meetings/conferences/presentations and professional development.

Perform other duties as assigned.

This is a time-limited, grant-funded position through September 30, 2025.

Management Preference:
Strong work ethic, support and leadership abilities.

Posting Number: EPA00482

Special Instructions to Applicants:
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.