Position Summary: The purpose of the Circle Back Initiative is to provide holistic support to current and returning students so they can navigate college processes, connect to support systems, build community connections, and reach their goals. The Circle Back Specialist is a full-time staff member in the Academic Hub who will mentor students in the Circle Back program, a case management initiative for students returning to Fort Lewis College after taking time off and students who need additional support academically while at college. The Circle Back program will identify eligible students through collaboration with faculty and staff across campus, develop interventions to support the students’ success, maintain personalized and responsive relationships with CB students, and provide support in all aspects of the return-to-campus decision-making process.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Monitor progress of Circle Back students in caseload with through Success Coaching meetings, proactive outreach, and connecting students with campus services that promote personal and academic success.
- Represent Circle Back on a variety of academic committees to advocate for student concerns
- Act as the Admission Counselor for returning students.
- Provide academic advising to students about course selection and degree requirements, undergoing continuous advising training with the Advisors in Skyhawk Station.
- Develop and deliver curriculum related to student success content through courses and workshops
- Assists students in developing self-efficacy by identifying and overcoming obstacles impeding academic success; work with students to develop metacognitive skills and strategies, time management and organizational skills; motivate students to practice self-regulation and take ownership of their academic success.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
- Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
- Produce and remediate Digitally Accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Specialized Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good organizational skills and the ability to complete tasks within strict timelines.
- Familiarity and/or willingness to work with Excel and Office 365 cloud functionalities.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships across academic units and with other offices on campus.
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Preferred Education, Specialized Skills and Experience:
- Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university
- Knowledge of higher education systems and policies
- Knowledge of mentoring techniques
- Knowledge of trends, issues and best practices related to student persistence and retention
- Previous teaching or coaching experience