Provides academic advising services to prospective and current multicultural, academically and economically disadvantaged RCTC students. Services may include outreach to high school and under-represented students, preparing academic plans, monitoring progress and promoting retention and completion. Serves as an advocate for multicultural students and creates an atmosphere that is open and non-threatening to students so they are comfortable making their needs known. Works with students requesting resource and referral information. Serves as back up to the International Student Advisor.
1.Serves as a Multicultural Student Services contact, advisor and resource for students, faculty, staff and administrators. Works with multicultural students and English Language Learners. Provides information to prospective, current, and returning students to understand the requirements of becoming a student at RCTC and what is required to complete specific majors at the college. Works with program faculty to understand any upcoming program changes and important program information to relay to students. Assists with staffing preview day and visits for new students. Provides registration assistance during orientation for new students, one-to-one appointments, and walk-in sessions throughout the registration season. Supports students in understanding local and college resources, assists students with grant applications, e.g., emergency fund, and refers students as necessary.
2.Provides academic advising including program/degree planning, course selections, course/academic performance and registration to RCTC students in assigned academic programs. Serves as back up to the International Student advisor. Explains RCTC's placement services and assists students in interpreting scores as related to course selection. Provides accurate information about graduation requirements, degree audits, transfer articulations and transfer evaluations. Provides accurate information about RCTC policies, programs, and services as is pertinent to the individual's needs. Participates in preview days, provides accurate information to students seeking admission in a compassionate and professional manner. Provides registration assistance during orientation for new students, one-to-one appointments, and walk-in sessions throughout the registration season. Supports students in understanding local and college resources, and refer students as necessary.
3.Develops programming to support diverse students to increase retention and completion rates. Serves on college wide work groups, e.g., Diversity Council, SEMC, to support student success efforts at the college. Leads retention programming efforts and compiles data and prepares reports. Provides case management support and outreach to diverse groups of students, offers on campus resource and referral information, e.g., library, FYEX course, tutoring, food shelf, etc.
Bachelor's degree in a related field
One year of academic advising experience or other related experience within an educational institution.
Training and/or experience in providing support services to individuals from groups that often experience inequities.
Knowledge of outside resources or the ability to locate resources to address student needs.
Knowledge of and proper use of technology.
Effective communication and human relations skills.
Data collection and analysis skills.
Master's degree in related field
Knowledge of agency and organizational services for diverse populations.
Knowledge of RCTC polices, procedures and programs.
Thorough understanding of college services and resources to assist applicants and students in making sound career and educational decisions.
The ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations and build strong professional relationships.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.
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Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 7,500 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC's expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 30 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 350,000 students each year, and produces 38,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous personal or vacation leave and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
Internal Number: 1522
About Rochester Community & Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. The 2005-2006 academic year marked RCTC's 90th anniversary. The college serves approximately 7,500 students in credit-based enrollments and 3,000 in noncredit courses.