Coordinator, Orientation & Student Success (Part-time)
Salt Lake Community College is one of Utah’s largest schools and boasts the most diverse student body in the state. As the only comprehensive community college in Utah, SLCC plays a critical role in the success of our community by providing access to higher education to thousands of new students every year whose goals are to transfer to 4-year universities or gain skills to advance in the workforce. SLCC’s award-winning Orientation & Student Success department supports this mission by preparing new and returning students to thrive in higher education. The OSS Coordinator will be part of this team and work collaboratively to implement elements of a comprehensive student success plan, which includes new student orientations, a summer bridge intervention, the Bruin Scholars program, peer mentoring, parent and family programming, and college success workshops.
In addition to supporting our new student orientation efforts, the OSS Coordinator will be responsible for growing and expanding our Bruin Scholar (retention) program, developing student success curriculum for online and in person delivery. As a member of the OSS team, the coordinator will benefit from being part of a caring team environment made up of more than 20 people, which includes professional staff and student leaders.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Bruin Scholars and Peer Mentoring Programming
Coordinate West Valley Center efforts in recruiting and supporting Bruin Scholars, a program designed to support first-generation, undocumented, transitioning-out-of-foster care, nontraditional students, and students who just need help figuring out college
Work in tandem with the Taylorsville Coordinator to assist with the Taylorsville campus Bruin Scholar programing.
Meet with Bruin Scholar students throughout the academic year.
Track Bruin Scholars retention, GPA, graduation rates, and satisfaction rates
Develop and implement programing in partnership with other staff and faculty for consistent monthly meaningful and educational contact with Bruin Scholars.
Establish and maintain relationships with various departments in the Student Success, Enrollment Management, Institutional Marketing, Student Success and Leadership Studies, and Student Services units.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Student Success Initiatives
Review student success curriculum, facilitate lessons, and assess their impact on new students.
Maintain and update Student Success website.
Collaborate with other SLCC departments across campus to create or advertise student success workshop (i.e., SkillShops).
Preference will go to candidates who have:
A master’s degree in a related field.
Experience working in a higher education environment, particularly two-year schools.
Familiarity or involvement with SLCC services, resources, or student organizations.
Spanish speaker preferred.
To be considered for this position, all candidates must:
Have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, educational psychology, sociology, communications, ethnic studies, or related field.
Zero (0)-to-two (2) years of direct professional experience. Experience may be traded for education on a 2:1 ratio (2 additional years of education equals 1 year of relevant experience). Related part-time experience will be pro-rated.
Proven experience working with a highly diverse student body and staff as evident by an advanced level of cultural competency, critical thinking, and exemplary inclusive practices.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The OSS coordinator must:
Motivate, encourage, mentor, and teach new students how to navigate higher education.
Create a welcoming environment for new students and their families.
Demonstrate a personal commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice.
Demonstrate initiative, creativity, teamwork, conflict resolution, and decision-making skills.
Articulate the purpose of general education classes and teach students how to register for these courses.
Feel comfortable using technology.
Be familiar with student development and student retention theories.
Be dependable, have excellent organizational skills, and pay close attention to details.
Participate in ongoing professional development sessions.
Candidate should possess the ability to:
Communicate effectively (in writing and verbally) with a wide range of diverse individuals.
Deliver high quality presentations and lead discussions with large and small groups of students in new student orientations, or in classrooms with high enrollments of first-year students.
Provide excellent customer service and when necessary provide one-on-one consultations.
Work collaboratively with others in the OSS team, as well as our campus partners.
Assess the needs of students and create interventions or services to meet these needs.
Organize, process and disseminate large amounts of information accurately.
Learn the requirements of SLCC services, major prerequisites, programs and degree options, as well as college resources and processes (e.g., admissions, registration, financial aid, placement, and orientation).
Work well under pressure and function independently with integrity under minimal supervision.
Utilize basic computer operating systems (e.g., Microsoft Office Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SLCC’s student information system (i.e., Banner, MySuccess).
Prioritize assignments, plan and carry projects to completion.
Learn quickly, work well under pressure, and work ethically with confidential information.
Advocate for all students with an emphasis on new, first-generation, undocumented, former foster-care, non-traditional and all other underrepresented students.
Work a flexible schedule which may include telecommuting, mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, age and ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
The OSS coordinator must be able to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full time or part time.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.