SCSU Online is a part of the Center for Continuing Studies and, in addition to offering online courses, coordinates and provides a variety of complementary academic support services for online students. Current academic support services offered by SCSU Online include:
- Individualized student service and assistance
- Academic resources and services
- Proctored testing and distance proctor assistance
- General education and academic advising
The successful candidate for this position will assist students enrolled in online courses offered through the Center for Continuing Studies.The Coordinator will work- in collaboration with the Associate Director- closely with online faculty and staff to develop and implement proactive strategies and initiatives to increase student engagement, retention, satisfaction, and overall success in the online environment.
In addition, this position will be essential in providing a comprehensive approach to student success by working closely with staff and campus resources to identify and meet the needs of online students and faculty, while continually assessing the effectiveness of present and proposed intervention efforts.
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative Service Faculty (MSUAASF) which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/index.html
- Master's degree in Education or related field
- A minimum of one (1) year of experience providing college or university student or academic support services, such as student advising, tutoring, or residence life
- Evidence of strong communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work with students in crisis and make well-reasoned determinations of next steps (referrals, etc.)
- Strong computer and technology skills
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty
- Staff, current and prospective students, and parents staff, current and prospective students, and parents
- Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Master's Degree in College Counseling and Student Development, Higher Education Administration, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Education, Sociology or related field
- Experience with data management, Microsoft Excel, ISRS, and report development
- Knowledge of or direct experience applying student development theory, student success, retention theory, and degree completion strategies
- Experience working with distance, adult and/or other nontraditional student populations
- Knowledge of and/or experience with how using Social Media as a vehicle to inform and engage students
- Previous experience using Desire2Learn (d2l)
On its campus along the Mississippi River 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Cloud State University is a community of 16,000 students participating in challenging academic experiences and vibrant campus life. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better taking knowledge out of the classroom and into the community and the global workplace to make an impact. St. Cloud State has built its identity around four learning commitments essential to a well-rounded education: active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement a rigorous academic structure offering more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 240 student organizations. Now Minnesota's second largest university, St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925 and master's degrees in 1957. In 1975 the institution became St. Cloud State University, and in 2005 state universities were authorized to offer doctoral programs in applied fields of study. Doctorates of Education in Higher Education Administration and in Educational Administration and Leadership programs are offered at St. Cloud State, which is the largest of 31 institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from 82 countries.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu
Application Review begins July 30; Please submit the following materials in addition to the online application:
- A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications in the order listed above;
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
- Copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required;
- A list of three (3) current professional references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
Laurie Luethmers, Search Committee Chair
Student Success Coordinator for SCSU Online
Phone: (320) 308 - 3081
St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
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