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Student Retention Specialist (Ref: KHSRS)
Remuneration: RR15 000 - R20 000

Position in the Education sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 21 August 2020
Job Description:

Higher Education Institution URGENTLY seeks Student Retention Manager

The Student Retention Specialist provides support services for students to promote retention and academic success. The Retention Specialist will engage students in a variety of student services activities to ensure progression towards graduation leading to career or transfer goals; works in collaboration with faculty, various student support services professionals and students at the college. This position may supervise work-study students and student workers

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with two (2) years of student retention or related experience at a college or university setting OR an Associate’s degree or 60 hours from an accredited college or university with five (5) years of student retention or related experience at a college or university setting.

Experience:

Experience in student development/engagement, academic advising, early alert intervention, and working with high-risk students from diverse backgrounds

Bilingual in English-Spanish

Experience in student development/engagement, academic advising, early alert intervention, and working with high-risk students from diverse backgrounds

Working hours may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements and special events.

Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work independently with little direction.

Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing, and prioritizing multiple and complex assignments/projects and maintaining records.

Ability to work independently according to established schedules and to complete assignments and projects, as per defined timelines.

Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, College employees and the public.

 

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Kay Henderson kay@armstrongappointments.com