Coordinator of Transfer Student Success and Persistence - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Coordinator of Transfer Student Success and Persistence reports directly to the Associate Director of Academic Success. The Coordinator is responsible for expanding retention efforts aimed at retaining and graduating transfer students. The Coordinator will execute these duties through reviewing, collecting and evaluating data, collaboration with staff and faculty across the campus community, creating innovative programming/services for transfer students, and meeting individually and as groups with transfer students.


(35%) Collaboration with Campus Community: The Coordinator of Transfer Student Success and Persistence will be responsible for outreach to campus constituents relevant to transfer students such as: Admissions, Academic Advising, Orientation, Registrar, Financial Aid, etc. as well as faculty. The Coordinator will work with various departments to connect existing programs/services and provide a streamlined transition for transfer students from recruitment through graduation. The coordinator will work with staff and faculty to provide training that will facilitate consistent advising of transfer students and transfer initiatives, and how to best serve our transfer student population through reviewing and implementing best practices for transfer students. The coordinator will be responsible for creating a feedback process for staff, faculty, and students to communicate their experience with and as transfer students.
(10%) Data Management and Technology: The Coordinator will be responsible for reviewing, collecting, and evaluating current MSU Denver data regarding the persistence, retention, and completion of transfer students as well as researching other similar institutions and best practices surrounding transfer students. The coordinator will evaluate online resources, helping to streamline technology and online resources for transfer students.
(35%) Programming: The Coordinator will review best practices and evaluate current programming for transfer students to create or adjust services. The coordinator will collaborate with campus constituents to provide comprehensive services. The coordinator will evaluate programming for effectiveness.
(10%) Support Services for Students: Support services include the following: advising/coaching, career planning, referrals to appropriate resources on campus, assistance with financial aid forms, goal/future planning, encouraging students to participate in campus activities, academic guidance, and tracking of academic progress. The Coordinator will also be responsible for communicating with faculty concerning the academic performance of assigned students.
The Coordinator will also be responsible for understanding Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Pathway Courses and MSU Denver Articulation Agreements.
(10%) Other Duties as Assigned: Perform additional duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Academic Success. The Coordinator will assist and support comprehensive retention management initiatives. Represent the program on various University committees/task forces related to student retention and academic support student issues.

Required Qualifications

• A Master’s degree in behavioral sciences, social sciences, psychology, communications or other related areas.
• One year experience in higher education working directly with traditional and non-traditional students.
• Experience working with diverse populations.
• Experience providing supportive services to students such as major declaration, course selection, graduate school preparation, and career evaluation.
• At least 3 years of experience working with Microsoft Office.
• Experience creating and managing a program that provides support and assistance to students.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience gathering data and conducting data analysis to inform decisions
• A minimum of 3 years of experience working directly with higher education faculty and/or staff with the intended outcome of increased student satisfaction and retention.
• Experience working with transfer students.
• Awareness of college student retention theories and practices.
• Familiarity with various academic support initiatives and research.
• Database Management.
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Experience creating and implementing workshops or training for professional staff.
• Familiarity with Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Pathway Courses and Articulation Agreements.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Keyword Phrases

  • Student Academic Success
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Admissions & Enrollment / Recruiting
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: CV/Resume
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