SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Schreiner University’s Learning Communities (LCs) are a cornerstone of our student success initiatives. Students enrolled in Learning Communities benefit from active and interdisciplinary learning experiences, mentoring, and integrated learning experiences as well as support services that make it more likely they will stay in college, do well in their courses, and achieve their academic goals. The Off-Site Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, advising, creating co-curricular learning experiences and teaching one IDST course each semester. The Off-Site Coordinator must be able to respond effectively to multiple and changing priorities; she/he collaborates with staff/faculty across campus. This position includes working with diverse groups of students and staff and therefore a demonstrated commitment to diversity and student development is critical.
- Recruit incoming freshman to the program.
- Attend regional college fairs, community events, and other recruiting events.
- Work closely and intentionally with area high school administrators and counselors.
- Teach one section of IDST 1301 and one IDST class each spring.
- Monitor students’ progress in online courses; assist as needed to ensure student success in the online environment.
- Assist students in matters ranging from adapting to the university environment to giving guidance about academic programs and offering career planning.
- Be familiar with the undergraduate curriculum, as well as university rules and regulations.
- Stay abreast of national best practices relative to learning communities, assist in identifying and informing staff on national, regional and local educational issues impacting learning community students.
- Collaborate with Enrollment Services to promote Learning Communities for incoming students; help recruit incoming class each year.
- Mentor and advise learning community students.
- Monitor student performance and participate in retention interventions as coordinated from the Retention Office.
- Coordinate with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Digital Learning, the Center for Advising and Career Development, and the Library to integrate academic support services, campus resources, and appropriate pedagogical learning experiences (both curricular and co-curricular) into Learning Community programs.
- Coordinate with Institutional Research to collect, analyze and disseminate qualitative and quantitative Learning Community data; coordinate with Institutional Effectiveness to assess student members’ achievements and to conduct regular program reviews.
- Coordinate with University Relations to develop internal and external promotional materials.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
- Master’s degree
- Ability to attend summer faculty development (scheduled times to be determined; summer events could be scheduled during May 15 – August 10) and other events at the main campus throughout the year.
- Some teaching experience required; two years prior experience in post-secondary education preferred.
- Experience in academic advising and mentoring of students.
- Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
- Successful project management experience.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, computer database, writing and communication skills.
- Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
- Experience in learning communities or other high impact practices (i.e. collaborative and community-based learning, diversity and global learning, first year experiences) preferred.
- Background in student development theory and practice preferred.
- Must have a valid Texas driver’s license, related insurance and good driving record.