Detailed Job Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,500 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
Reporting to the Director of Student Academic Support Services, this position assists all undergraduate students to integrate learning, in and out of the classroom, and engages in the planning, implementation and integration of academic advising and support programs that help students achieve their academic and life goals, and balance those goals with the objectives of Saint Mary’s College’s curricular and co-curricular mission. Academic Advising
- Participate in First-Year Experience programs and New Student Programs activities as appropriate, such as new student orientation and first-year success seminars.
- Assist students in establishing realistic educational goals, learn critical information about curriculum and college requirements, and utilize other appropriate college resources.
- Work to support academic achievement and enhance the total educational experience of students as they transition into college and progress to graduation.
Multi-Cultural Student Academic Advising
- Coordinate, train and participate in the development and coordination of student peer mentoring/advising programs.
- Develop and implement academic advising and support programs that are culturally relevant and address the socio-cultural, individual, and institutional factors that impact learning and overall academic performance for Latino students and other culturally diverse students populations.
- Participate and partner with programs coordinated by the Intercultural Center aimed at establishing an integration of cultural, social, and academic adjustment for diverse student populations (i.e., students of color, LGBTQIA students, first generation students, etc.).
- Collaborate and partner with the Career Development Center to develop and implement career programs for Latino Students and other culturally diverse student populations.
- Assist with professional development/training for faculty advisors to enhance culturally sensitive and relevant advising practices when working with diverse students.
- Develop academic advising and support interventions to assist academic probation students achieve good standing, and monitor student progress.
- Conduct individual and group advising to assist undecided students with major exploration and academic decision-making.
- Assist faculty advisors to address issues of academic transition of undergraduate students.
- Participate in the development, implementation, and administration of the two week High Potenial Summer Bridge Program. Serve as core academic advising and support staff for the program.
- Recognizing that academic advising is multidimensional, network with various campus resources for student referral and program collaboration, (i.e., Counseling Center, Residence Life, Intercultural Center, etc.). Collaborate with the Career Development Center to conduct programs that help students understand the relationship between academic and career development.
- Conduct program assessments and evaluations to measure effectiveness of our advising practices and workshops.
- Participate in organizing and facilitating program activities.
- Attend national and regional conferences.
- Conduct research on how to better serve marginalized populations in higher education (e.g., students of color, first generation students, LGBTQIA students, low income students, etc.)
Other Duties As Assigned
Serve on committees having campus wide impact (Sexual Assault Crisis Response Team, Disciplinary Hearing Board (DHB), Campus Committee for Inclusive Excellence (CCIE) as assigned Attend the meetings of and provide support to campus student multicultural clubs and organizations.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Bachelors required; Master's Degree preferred
- Minimum of 3 years in higher education relevant to academic advising, career development, or other related areas of student development
- Demonstrated success and experience working with diverse student populations and specifically with Latino students; knowledge of issues related to multicultural student academic success and persistence in higher education; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills (including group presentations).
- Highly desirable: Experience teaching college-success or first-year seminars; experience working with students on academic probation; experience working with undecided majors; experience facilitating or conducting peer and faculty advisor training; general computer competence or skills in word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, and degree audits.
- Preferred: Spanish speaking.
Depends on Qualifications
Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College2) A resume 3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.