Transfer Advisor-Student Support Services

Deadline

Full-Time: Review of applications begins May 18, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.


SUMMARY

Southern University at Shreveport, Louisiana (SUSLA) is accepting applications for the Transfer Advisor- Student Support Services position. SUSLA is a comprehensive community college serving Shreveport, Bossier City, and surrounding areas in Northwest Louisiana.  It is one of five campuses constituting the Historically Black Southern University System.  The University serves approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and offers 32 undergraduate degrees and certificate programs in a variety of fields including Allied Health, Nursing, Aerospace Technology, Business Studies, Behavioral Science/Education and Science & Technology.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under immediate supervision of the Director of Student Support Services the Transfer Advisor will serve as a full-time staff member of the Student Support Services program.  The Transfer Advisor is devoted to providing a variety of academic support services to SSS participants who are first generation, low income and/or students with disabilities. Generally, the SSS Program staff will focus on the required services of tutorial advisement, graduation/ transfer assistance, financial literacy and education advisement.  In regards to these required services, the Transfer Advisor coordinates with the Admissions office, Student Success Coaches, The Williams Center for Undergraduate Achievement and the Registrar’s office to develop the graduation/transfer services for the SSS program.  graduation/transfer services are primarily used to enhance the overall advisement services to participants and ensure a seamless transfer to other institutions from SUSLA. In addition to this specialized function, the Transfer Advisor will maintain a caseload of participants who are provided comprehensive academic and SSS project enrollment services including developmental advising, career planning, academic progress reviews and referrals to four-year institutions.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSBILITIES: 

  • Works with SSS program staff to ensure that they have adequate transfer information and career plans to assist their students attain their destinations.
  • Develops and coordinates graduation/transfer and career assistance for SSS program participants
  • Works directly with university faculty, Admissions, Student Success Coaches and Registrar’s office to enhance graduation/transfer services for SSS program participants
  • Develops and maintains SSS program records regarding graduation/transfer outcomes
  • Evaluates graduation/transfer services effectiveness through the development and dissemination of faculty and participant surveys, performance of best practices research and analysis of project participant cohort outcomes.
  • Provides comprehensive academic advisement and enrollment services to include persistence and drop-out counseling, assistance with completing graduation requirements (2-year degrees) and completing steps necessary to transfer to a 4-year institution
  • Maintains current and accurate records and submits accurate reports on participants’ services and activities
  • Inputs data into data information systems
  • Facilitates activities to enhance personal, social and academic adjustment to college
  • Designs and presents workshops/seminars for participants
  • Assists in collecting program evaluation and tracking data
  • Assists participants in developing an individual academic plan (IAP), individual financial plan (IFP), and career plans.
  • Assists in recruiting new participants
  • Assists in the development of SSSP grant proposal
  • Coordinates workshops and seminars regarding financial literacy, career planning and academic preparation
  • Assists students with on-boarding services, i.e., orientation, new students’ welcome week and related activities
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years of administrative experiences in project development and program activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the development and implementation of academic support services
  • Demonstrated ability to provide counseling services to SSSP target populations including students challenged academically in math, science and English.
  • Must have problem solving skills
  • Must be able to travel and operate a motor vehicle and feel comfortable driving a 15-passenger van for student trips
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills (ability to meet deadlines).
  • Able to build relationships with academic partners

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s in counseling/social work or related field.
  • Working knowledge of student data base systems such as Banner, Student Success systems and BLUMEN preferred

 

SALARY:

$32,590-$38,000 annually

 

Type

Full-time

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter, resume, transcript(s), and three references to:

Quiana Skidmore, Director of Human Resources

ATTN: “ Transfer Advisor – Student Support Services” Vacancy
Southern University at Shreveport
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107
HResource@susla.edu  (NOTE: Please type “Transfer Advisor- Student Support Services” in the Subject line)

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

Review of applications begins May 18, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

 

Southern University at Shreveport does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or any other protected class. Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Tuesday W. Mahoney, Fine Arts Building, Room C14, (318) 670-9201. Section 504 Coordinator: Dr. Anjelica Hart, NCR Building, Room 125, (318) 670-9367.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform duties.

Criminal background check and reference verification is required.

Southern University at Shreveport, an institution within the Southern University and A & M System, seeks to provide quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates, diplomas and associate degrees; and offers courses and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.

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