Coordinator (Student Success and Retention) - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

The Opportunity Program (OP) at Skidmore College, a private liberal arts institution, seeks a Coordinator to provide advising and academic coaching to a cohort of OP students. Through the advising and coaching process, The OP Coordinator will discern the academic needs of students on academic review and academic probation and assist each student in developing an academic and personal plan of action for their overall growth and support. We are particularly open to candidates from under-represented groups who have experience with diverse populations and are able to contribute to the diversity and excellence of Skidmore's academic community.

Responsibilities of the Coordinator are as follows: meet regularly with students for advising purposes; develop student success plans for students on academic probation and academic review; monitor students' academic performance/progress toward degree completion; implement student success and retention strategies; assist students in securing content-specific academic support with OP Learning Associates or other on-campus content-based tutoring services; match students with the appropriate resources to aid in their success; educate students regarding stress-reduction and anxiety management techniques to promote academic success, personal wellness, and school-work-life balance; serve as instructor of the Academic Transformation course designed to guide first year OP students through their first year; keep accurate records for reporting and assessment; other duties as assigned.

The Opportunity Program Coordinator is essential to the success and retention of students in the program and must be completely committed to providing a culturally safe space for OP students and a judgment-free zone for academic exploration and continual learning. They must also share our commitment to the academic and psycho-social development of the whole student with special emphasis on self-efficacy, resiliency, and development of positive academic self-image among OP students.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree required. Strong background in academic and or student affairs, or academic advising experience.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with English Language Learners and students from under-represented backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to interact with persons from educationally and economically disadvantaged and other diverse backgrounds, and knowledge of issues related to access and equity in higher education.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
List of Three References

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Keyword Phrases

  • Opportunity Program
  • Coordinator (Student Success and Retention)
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
  • Academic Advising
  • Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
  • Counseling
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description