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Student Success Specialist
Title:Student Success Specialist
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street

The University of the District of Columbia Community College is seeking a dynamic, patron-centered individual with collaboration skills and experiences to support the success of its Student Achievement Department.  In order to better serve the specific needs of the community college students and assist in the development of the institution, the community college created a Student Success Transition Team (SSTT).  The Student Success Specialist will work in conjunction with other SSTT staff members to accomplish the goals of the department.  The position reports directly to the Director of Student Success Team who makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities, and deadlines and assists with unusual situations that do not have clear precedents.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Status: full time, temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade:  AD-1701-09

Salary Range: $39,883 - $50,663

Closing Date:  September 13, 2012

Location:  University of the District of Columbia Community College, 801 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

Develops programming and organization for student orientation.  Provides academic advising and other services to support student retention.  Connects students to other available resources such as tutoring and mentoring.  Develops new policies and programs to enhance student support services.  Some efforts will include creating a student information center to ensure that community college students have a central location to go to for questions and assistance, creating systems to follow-up with students that are in danger of not persisting, and creating systems to help students prepare to transfer to four-year institutions.  Participates with the community college leadership team in the long-term planning process of conceptualizing and developing key programs and systems  related to ensuring student success which will be incorporated into the five-year strategy plan for the community, and work collaboratively with other UDC offices and services such as the First Year Experience, counseling offices and the advising center.  May be expected to assist in gathering and tracking data on community college-UDC student success rates and other related duties pertaining to the development of the community college as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in higher education or related field preferred.  Background in student support services preferred.  At least two years of experience in higher education, student services, or related field.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment: 

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer:All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-6769.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/



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