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Academic and Student Success Advisor
|Job Type:||First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs Other Student Affairs Administration|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 8,000 Students|
About Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), in the land grant tradition of learning, discovery and engagement, provides high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate education for approximately 9,000 students in Northwest Indiana and beyond. We offer more than 70 academic programs in five colleges and an engaging honors college, feature 13 varsity athletic programs that compete in the NCAA Division II, and engage students through more than 100 student organizations and 40 intramural programs.
Located in Northwest Indiana, PNW has two beautiful campuses. Our Hammond, Indiana campus is set on 172 acres just miles from the Chicago border and 25 miles from the heart of downtown Chicago. The campus includes two residence halls that are home to approximately 900 students. Our Westville, Indiana campus is set on a picturesque 269 acres located 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. It is located approximately an hour drive to both Chicago and South Bend, Indiana.
About Purdue University Northwest Students
We may be partial, but at PNW, we think we get to work with incredible students. The average age of our degree-seeking undergraduate students is 21 and 80% are enrolled full-time. Approximately 60% of our undergraduate students are first-generation college students, over 30% of our students are students of color, and 8% of our students are international students. 300 of our students participate in our honors college and 270 are student athletes. Our student athletes boast an impressive average GPA of 3.23!
In 2016, PNW embarked on a new five-year strategic plan. The first goal in our strategic plan and a significant focus of our work as an institution in increasing student success. We continually work to improve student support and resources so that students can thrive at PNW. Academic Success, which is housed within Academic Affairs, is a newly redesigned area focused on increasing student retention, persistence, and graduation. The area includes Exploratory Advising which serves students who are undecided in their major and students who are not yet academically qualified to declare their desired major and Student Academic Support which provides centralized tutoring and supplemental instruction. Academic Success also collaborates extensively with our colleges to improve the student academic experience and increase student success across our institution.
Academic and Student Success Advisors work in Exploratory Advising and work specifically with students who have not yet declared a major. Academic and Student Success Advisors play a significant role in our renewed focus on increasing student persistence, retention, and graduation. They work with students in their first year (or two) and focus on assisting students in successfully transitioning to college, choosing a major, and becoming academically qualified to declare their major. We currently have an opening for an Academic and Student Success Advisor positions on our Hammond campus. Highlights of the responsibilities of the positions include:
Student Success and Retention
For a complete version of the position description, please visit our website: Academic and Student Success Advisor
This position requires professional work experience within a higher education setting in a student affairs, academic advising and/or student success/retention-related position. Candidates who have held at least one previous full-time position post-graduate school are strongly preferred.
This position requires high cultural competence, knowledge of the needs of students traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including first generation students, students of color, low-income students, non-traditional age students, and students with disabilities. Appreciation for and ability to facilitate success amongst a diverse community of students is essential.
Interested applicants should apply directly through our Purdue University Northwest website. To be fully considered, please be sure to include an updated resume and cover letter with your application.
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