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Academic Specialist

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: The Learning Commons invites applications for an Academic Specialist. You will work as part of a team of professional staff members who function as consultants to students, faculty, and staff in implementing retention strategies specific to Quinnipiac University. The Academic Specialist will serve as a nexus for retention strategies, academic outreach, and academic resources for students and the faculty and staff who work with them. Additionally, the Academic Specialist will provide supervision to the Academic Coaching staff and support the administration of the University’s student retention software.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.
  • Develop strategies aimed at identifying and supporting students who are at risk of leaving the University
  • Directly trains, supervises, and evaluates a student success team consisting of professional Academic Coaches
  • Under supervision of the Director of Academic Development and Outreach, this role will serve as the primary resource to Advise CRM users within assigned academic programs. This includes training new users, develop and implement communication campaigns, and consulting on projects
  • Support a wide range of individual students in evidence-based learning strategies
  • Promote the Learning Commons through classroom presentations, open houses, faculty orientations, and other opportunities
  • Develop positive working partnerships with faculty, staff, and professional support services on campus and in the community where deemed appropriate
  • Assist faculty and staff with academic intervention and support strategies
  • Attend conferences, workshops, and meetings pertinent to the responsibilities of this position
  • Assume additional responsibilities as deemed necessary by the director
Education Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related field required
  • 3-5 years of experience in providing academic support/outreach or skills assessments to college-age students
  • Excellent organization skills: attention to the detail of significant data collection, archiving and review
  • Strong data analysis skills: cognizant of the need for and participate in direct measurement of the effect of the program
  • Strong communication skills: proficiency in both small group and one-on-one settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and/or a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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