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Advisor-Casa Latina

Posted: 05/12/2024

Advisor-Casa Latina

olAdvisor and Student Services Coordinator, Casa Latina

PAY $47,122

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Casa Latina

LOCATION: Grand Rapids Michigan - Lettinga Campus

REPORTS TO: Casa Latina Executive Director; Executive Director of Student Services

SUMMARY:

You are the primary contact for all Casa Latina dual language program students regarding all University student service functions with the support of the Student Services Counselor. Your responsibilities include advising students in the development of their student success plan toward completion of their degree program, reviewing and revising students' graduation plan, assisting students with course selection which results in a schedule for the upcoming academic year, coordination of required experiential learning, and being the student's primary contact. Contacts with students will be in the language (English/Spanish) of their preference, taking into consideration cultural and national origin diversity. You will perform these responsibilities in close collaboration with the Executive Director of Student Services. These responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent with the University's mission, vision, and values which include diversity, equity and inclusion.

You will love this job if you are: A warm and caring person who understands and empathizes with multilingual students. This position also requires a high level of attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Maintain working knowledge of, and adhere to all DU programs, policies and procedures and provide accurate information about institutional policies, procedures, resources and programs. Provide excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) and culturally sensitive customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of our customers. Adhere to all FERPA rules and regulations.
• Build relationships with dual language program students to enhance student engagement, success, and retention. Implement and maintain the student alert process and monitor standards of progress, establishing appropriate steps for the students' success. Reaffirm the student's decision to enroll at Davenport University.
• Advise all students on course selection each year maximizing ACL (average credit load). Achieve all enrollment goals.
• Assist students in evaluation or re-evaluation of barriers toward established educational goals. Work closely with all students so they understand all degree and graduation requirements. Provide prompt and consistent follow up to resolve student concerns.
• Understand and refer students to the various support services available throughout the university, such as tutoring, career services, financial aid, bursar's office, registrar, etc.

Awesome if You Have:

• Professionally Bilingual (verbal and written communication) in Spanish and English is required.
• Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred in education, social sciences or field in which dual language programs are offered.
• 3-5 years' experience in higher education, social or community service experience preferred.

Extra Awesome If You Have:

• Multicultural and multilingual lived experiences..
• Banner experience.

Our culture, benefits and perks Empower U with:

• Freedom to grow. We offer Limited part-time employees: 100% tuition remission to a maximum of two courses per semester. Nationally recognized internal training and leadership programs, and career development. Is your program not available at DU? Ask about Tuition Assistance.
• A caring culture DU values work-life balance and offers generous and flexible paid time off, 403(b) with an employer contribution plus the opportunity for an additional employer match with an employee contribution, paid volunteer time off, relocation benefits and more…
• A Healthier U. Wellness program, free use of Athletic Facilities, Employee Discounts, and access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP.)

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Davenport, we believe that engaging diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to achieving educational and institutional excellence. We invite you to join us as we band together to create an environment of equity and inclusivity that leverages diverse life experiences, ideas, backgrounds and perspectives. We respect diversity and are committed to fostering an environment of support, inclusiveness and learning, both in the workplace and throughout the application process. With that in mind, we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including people of color, people with disabilities, Veterans and the LGBTQ + community. We recognize that not all job seekers have all the preferred qualifications listed in the job ad, but we strongly recommend that you apply if you meet most of the criteria.

About Davenport University:

At Davenport University, we know what it takes to be successful. With over 155 years of providing quality education under our belts, thousands of Davenport graduates are making an impact on the world with the knowledge and skills they learned here. Our team of faculty and staff collaborate to make this possible. Joining DU means growing and advancing your own career, while making a lasting impact on our students, colleagues and the communities in which we serve.

Would you like to be part of our success? It all starts here!

EEO-Davenport University is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of a person(s) national origin, race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, transgender identity, veteran or military status, marital status, height, weight, genetic information, and any other category or classification protected by law.

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