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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.  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.  The incumbent is responsible for front-line customer service and work with students from recruitment through to graduation.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Status: full time, temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade:  AD-1701-09

Salary Range: $39,883 - $50,663

Closing Date:  August 8, 2013 (Second Screening Date)

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

Brief Description of Duties

The Student Success Specialist provides academic advising and other services to support student retention and success, develop programming and outreach activities related to student success initiatives, participate in recruitment, retention and communication efforts, monitor and evaluates students' educational progress by conducting academic progress and degree audits.  The Specialist also works collaboratively with faculty and other UDC offices, such as First Year Experience and counseling offices, assists in gathering and tracking data on UDC-CC student success rates, and establishes and maintains student files, academic records and databases.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required 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:  Temporary employment is subject to a one-year probationary period and may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

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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