Student Success Specialist

  • Imperial Valley College
  • Imperial, CA, USA
  • Jan 07, 2020
Full time   Student Affairs

Job Description


Student Success Specialist

Application Deadline:
1/21/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Representative Duties

Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, coordinates student success and support related programs, components and activities; assists in the planning, coordination and implementation of support programs and services associated with the college plans, including the college Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and Student Equity plans; assists in planning and coordinating follow-up and retention activities for at-risk students including those on probation and dismissal.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Student Success Specialist performs responsible and varied work involved with planning, promoting and implementing the Student Success agenda. Work requires extensive interaction with participants/students, faculty, staff and others, well-developed organizational skills and specialized technical knowledge related to the provisions of student support services.

Student Success Specialist provides a variety of support services for students to assist them in achieving their goal of receiving their degree, certificate, or continuing their education at a four-year college or university.

Manages student success and support program activities, including required steps for priority enrollment, follow-up and retention services. Provides high-level support in ensuring coordination and training for all the components of student success, and specifically those components outlined in the SSSP Plan.

May assist appropriate administrator/supervisor in budget development and coordination; prepares required state and district reports. Assists in conducting program review and strategic planning for the SSSP programs.

Provides leadership for student intervention programs. Participates in recommending, developing and monitoring systems to provide and track support services to new and continuing students. May train staff to provide student support related services, including but not limited to follow-up and retention activities.

Attends college, district, and departmental meetings in an effort to ensure coordination of support services, and follow-up activities. Assists in ensuring compliance with and implementation of student services related regulations, policies, and procedures. May assist in gathering and maintaining data and statistical information in an effort to ensure appropriate services are provided to students in compliance with district and state regulations, policies, and procedures. May provide daily training and supervision to students and temporary classified employees involved in student services activities.

Under the direction of the appropriate supervisor, may oversee college programs focused on student success, such as First Step, Summer Bridge, or other related programs. Provides extended orientation activities to connect First Time in College (FTIC) students to college programs and services. Participate in Senior Saturday events. Communicate with students to move them through the Steps to Success and core services of Assessment and educational planning. Assist with professional development activities for faculty and staff to support student success and SSSP. Provides transition workshops and activities for entering students coming directly from high school.

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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, counseling, education, or related fields from an accredited college or university. Two years of responsible experience in student services on a college campus or in a community agency that provides services to students, young adults, or diverse community members.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for the position applying for, applicants must submit the required items by the deadline, which include: online IVC application, current resume, and ALL unofficial transcripts (transcripts must show degree was awarded or conferred with a completion date). All attachments will be uploaded into the online application. Applications which do not include all of the required materials will not be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration. Materials submitted become property of the District and will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings.

Supplemental Information

Initial salary placement is normally at Step 1, no higher than Step 3. Please click here to review current salary schedule.

EEO Information

Imperial Valley College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Employer/employee paid medical coverage options, dental, vision, and life insurance. For additional information, click here (Download PDF reader).

Earned annual sick leave.

Earned annual vacation leave for classified and confidential classified employees.

Enrollment in a California Retirement System.


Please answer the following questions specifically and completely. These supplemental questions will be used with other application materials to screen applicants for interview. Applicants should submit at least one well-developed paragraph for each pf the supplemental questions. Answers should be thoughtful, substantive, carefully edited and may be much longer than one paragraph. If your response exceeds the maximum 600 character limit, you may continue your response by attaching an additional typed document. Please make sure to identify the questions by number. I have read and understand the above statements.

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Supplemental Question A: Please describe what you consider to be the most important qualifications you have that would especially qualify you to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.


Supplemental Question B: What values or qualities would you bring to Imperial Valley College that would make a positive contribution to the campus?


Supplemental Question C: How would you ensure inclusiveness and diversity in your daily activities?

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The Imperial Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, political or organizational affiliation, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.

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