Retention Program Specialist - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position performs specialized duties in support of the college’s student retention efforts.

Duties & Responsibilities


• Manages a caseload of at-risk students; develops individual achievement plans; monitors student academic progress; provides intervention strategies; refers students to campus and community resources.

• Organizes New Student Orientation (NSO): Sets NSO schedule, determines NSO staffing, and conducts NSO activities.

• Coordinates Service Learning activities related to program promotion; student registration, placement, and tracking; and faculty support as requested.

• Monitors retention software to track, document, and report student academic progress.

• Supervises student workers.

• Builds and maintains collaborative partnerships with campus and community stakeholders.
• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of student retention principles and practices.

• Knowledge of the characteristics of at-risk students.

• Knowledge of campus and community resources for at-risk students.

• Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Director of Retention assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include the employee handbook, software and site end user agreements, campus computer use guidelines, and other college and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


• The work consists of related specialized duties. The unique needs of each student contribute to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to perform specialized duties in support of student retention programs. Success in this position contributes to student success, retention and degree completion.

• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.

• The work is typically performed in an office.


This position supervises assigned student workers.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • A Bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field is required. • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with having had a similar position for two years is required. VALUES STATEMENT San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values: • Innovation • Collaboration • Accountability • Respect • Excellence

Starting Salary


Special Instructions to Applicants

You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. Attachment of Resumes and CV’s will not be considered as a substitute for this information.

Keyword Phrases

  • Retention Program Specialist
  • School of Business & Information Technology
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Community College
  • Counseling
  • Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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