Assistant Director, HBS Advising and Student Success
St. Cloud State University
Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Internal Number: 3611
Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
This position reports directly to the Director of the HBS Advising and Student Success Center to:
Provide holistic academic advising and success coaching for students throughout their academic career
Serve as an academic advisor for assigned students until student achieves Upper Division Status in the Herberger Business School. Serve as a Success Coach for assigned students for the entirety of their SCSU career.
Establish trust with assigned students upon admission; develop rapport and a working relationship that includes regular meeting, outreach messaging, careful documentation, tracking of student progress, and assessment of student success.
Provide timely intervention when students are identified as needing support through progress report campaigns, early alerts, referral from faculty or staff, or other retention efforts.
Assess student needs and provide appropriate academic and personal coaching, and when necessary, connect students to appropriate campus and/or community resources.
Develop Success Plans with students who are on academic warning or probation, monitoring goal progress.
Provide leadership to the HBS Advising and Student Success Center
Provide leadership and management of operations and functions of the HBS Advising and Student Success Center in collaboration with Director.
Provide work direction and schedule oversight for 2 to 3 Student Success Advisors, including providing training and support to advisors, and supporting the Director in hiring, training, and onboarding new staff within the Center.
Increase the visibility and influence of the Herberger Business School and the Advising and Student Success Office in order to enhance student success.
Master's Degree and 2 years of professional experience in Higher Education OR a Bachelor's degree and 3 years of professional Higher Education experience.
Familiarity with higher education system and current trends in student success, advising, coaching, and/or orientation.
Experience with interpreting student data and ability to navigate software programs and other forms of technology.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Experience and competency working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Understanding of Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration.
Experience working with students in an advising, coaching, admissions, financial aid, records & registration, or related role in higher education.
Knowledge of student development theory, academic advising, coaching, or orientation.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge using and/or interpreting student information systems, degree audits, student success management platforms (EAB's Navigate, Starfish, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite and shared cloud spaces (OneDrive or Google Drive).
Ability to work with underrepresented students and help them overcome barriers for success. Share St. Cloud State's commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU's It's Timestrategic framework.
Ability to embrace and drive change in a collaborative team environment.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour Northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.