Graduate Assistant for Retention Support

DeSales University Center Valley, PA

Position Summary:

The Graduate Assistant for Retention Support primarily supports the Assistant Director of Academic Success, the Coordinator of Gateway To Success, and the Coordinator of Tutoring. This role will involve a variety of functions designed to contribute to students’ success and retention, including but not limited to early alert responses, targeted interventions for subpopulations, and meetings with individual students. This individual may also assist with the planning and implementation of the Gateway To Success Summer Program, to the extent that their schedule allows for this, in addition to supporting Gateway To Success during the academic year in areas such as programming, assessment, and individual student guidance. Finally, this position will include oversight of the center’s textbook lending library and assistance with event planning.


·         Current enrollment in the DeSales University Master’s in Higher Education program required

·         Passionate about helping students to achieve academic success

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·         Basic computer skills , including the ability to learn and utilize software effectively

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality and ensure compliance with a variety of state and federal laws, guidelines, and regulations

·         Schedule requires occasional evening and weekend hours

·         Sensitive to issues of ethnicity, disability, and diversity

·         Dedicated to the mission of a Catholic, liberal arts institution

DeSales University is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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