Advisor, Student Support Services
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island College invites applications for the full-time position of Advisor, Student Support Services (SSS). This is a grant funded position and is renewable contingent upon continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
The SSS Advisor will provide advising and support services to first generation, low income, and students with documented disabilities that are accepted into the SSS program. The individual will maintain regular, consistent, and meaningful contact with SSS students throughout their collegiate experience, as well as track student academic progress (GPA and credits completed), facilitate early alert meetings (students at risk for not meeting satisfactory academic progress or college retention requirements), and make referrals to other campus offices as needed. The advisor will be responsible for developing and facilitating group sessions and meetings that are sensitive to needs and development of college students in transition. The advisor will also be responsible for assisting the Project Director with outreach and recruitment efforts to eligible student populations. This position is expected to work closely with student organizations, and campus offices and programs to identify eligible students for SSS. This position will support students who are STEM majors in the SSS-STEM Program.
The purpose of the SSS Programs is to support eligible undergraduate students through postsecondary persistence and degree completion. Students eligible for SSS identify as first generation and/or as low-income, or identify as a student with a disability. The SSS programs are house in the Center for Scholar Development (CSD). CSD creates educational pathways in an affirming environment for first generation scholars in their pursuit of post-secondary success. The Upward Bound Program, Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP), Student Support Services (SSS) and McNair Scholars Program values the diversity of individual experiences and provides holistic support to students through advising, summer programs, research opportunities, and community building.
Required qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field, and a minimum of one to two years’ experience working in higher education and advising college students.
Application deadline: May 3, 2021.
For a full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.