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Lauren M. Watson
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Subject :Penn State New Kensington, Assistant Coordinator for Academic and Student Success

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Campus/Location: Penn State New Kensington
Date Announced: 04/17/2019
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 87157
Level/Salary Band: 02 – G – Exempt
Work Unit: Penn State New Kensington
Department: Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time: Full–Time


The New Kensington campus of The Pennsylvania State University, which is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Coordinator for Academic and Student Success. The campus serves approximately 600 students and offers 15 Bachelor and Associate degree programs, and students can begin more than 160 Penn State majors at the campus. The Assistant Coordinator for Academic and Student Success reports to the Associate Director of Academic Advising and assists the Associate Director of Career Services and the Learning Center Coordinator by providing academic and career advising, planning and developing special events and programs, and managing office operations. Duties include the following: provide professional academic advising to DUS and conditional students, make appropriate referrals, and ensure confidentiality and maintenance of student records; guide students in course selection and scheduling, assist in resolving academic problems, and monitor student progress; coordinate and develop Career Services sponsored events and programs (e.g. career fairs, networking programs, etiquette dinners, workshops); assist Career Services with development and management of specialized experiential-learning initiatives (e.g. professional development programs for engineering students, sponsored internships program, regional networking conferences); coordinate Success Center office operations including arranging staff meetings and ensuring the completion of routine clerical tasks; develop and maintain digital presence for the Success Center including web pages and social media; assist Learning Center Coordinator with administrative duties related to Disability Services and tutoring; supervise, train, and develop paraprofessional training for student Success Coaches; assist with the development and coordination of the New Student Orientation program; provide direct career counseling and support services to students to include assessing career interests and preparation for student internship and job search (resume reviews, interviewing skills, assessment of employment opportunities and resources, etc.). Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or a closely related field is preferred. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required. This position requires knowledge of student development, career services, and academic advising theories. Some aspects of the position will require self-motivation and independent work. This position is a central part of a team, and the incumbent must be able to support team decisions. Excellent written and oral communication is required. The incumbent must be able to solve problems within the ethical and professional standards set forth by the University and by relevant professional organizations (e.g. NACADA and NACE), and the selected candidate will be expected to keep current with professional standards and best practices. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Andrea Adolph, Director of Academic Affairs ([email protected]). When applying online, please submit a resume and cover letter that address your experience and how it relates to the described duties. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.
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