Instructor, CC (Learning Resources/Retention Specialist)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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General funds, to begin approximately March 2013, contingent on satisfactory performance, operational needs, actual staffing requirements, and availability of funds. Position may be converted from 11-month to 9-month or 9-month to 11-month, as operational
needs are required
Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the design, development, implementation, and coordination of retention programs at the College.

Provide leadership for the development and implementation of Strength-Based advising and retention programs into academic content areas and curriculum.

Identify areas of needed change that would increase student retention in a continuous improvement environment.

Develop policy recommendations on solutions, alternative systems and procedures that will increase student retention.

Analyze persistence, graduation and transfer data, and develop reports based on this data.

Provide faculty and staff with professional development and training on system/campus retention philosophy, systems and tools.

Develop and implement strategies for increasing student, faculty, and staff participation in retention programs and Strength-Based programming.

Perform needs assessment, planning, data collection and analysis in order to make continual improvement to on-going retention programs.

Establish and maintain Retention Programs website which would include student, staff, and faculty resources on Strength-Based philosophy and tools.

Ensure the steady recruitment and progression of students from one academic year to another, with the ultimate goal of increasing graduation rates by working with students who may otherwise leave the college.

Must be familiar with the stages of student development and with new developments in counseling theory.

Prevent students from dropping out or facing academic reprimands for poor performance by working face-to-face with students and faculty to establish and implement action plans.

Provide an essential student service of academic advisement to students by being knowledgeable of the academic policies and procedures unique to the College as well as the University, guiding students in decision-making and learning how to accept responsibility for their decisions, assisting all students seeking academic information and directing students to resources within the College that provide additional assistance (e.g. financial aid and testing, career services and student employment).

Facilitate the development and implementation of a retention plan for the College by researching literature on student retention, attending workshops, conferences, and seminars specifically addressing student advisement and retention, and recommending alternatives designed to assist students in progressing towards degree completion.

Facilitate the registration process by assisting in planning, organizing, and presenting individual and group advisement sessions that provide information and assistance regarding degree requirements, major selection, and schedule building and explaining and enforcing the requirements for admission to the College, thus maintaining the integrity of the degree accreditation.

Ensure the success of student orientation, advisement and registration by presenting incoming students with requirements unique to the College, advising individual students on course selection and determining how approved transfer credit applies to a degree.

Facilitates service development, improvement, and evaluation, designs and implements surveys and studies that foster student achievement and achievement of program objectives and targets, and draft program reports and studies, to determine the effectiveness, performance, and future needs of programs.

Serve on campus committees and participate in campus and system planning initiatives.

Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Must have a driver’s license.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in any field or discipline offered at the College.

Three years in one or more of the following: learning center coordination, community college teaching, curriculum development, counseling, teaching English as a second language, teaching developmental English or teaching development math.

Desirable Qualifications

Degree in training and development or adult and higher education.

Experience in teaching at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

Demonstrated experience exemplifying a high degree of initiative, sound judgment and resourcefulness.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and maintain strong interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated professional experience at a post-secondary educational institution working with curriculum, standards and policies.

Demonstrated experience working with students and student groups.

Demonstrated experience working with minority and/or disadvantaged students.

Demonstrated professional experience working in outreach (i.e., college fairs, job fairs, career planning, etc.)

Demonstrated knowledge of retention strategies.

Knowledge of computerized database software.

Familiarization with customer service programs.

Experience in academic advising and new student orientation.

Experience working with diverse populations.

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island,...