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Student Services Generalist (2 Positions)

Employer
Union County College
Location
Bayway, NJ
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Specialty
Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Other
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
Position Title Student Services Generalist (2 Positions) Campus Elizabeth Department One Stop Operations Full-time, Part-time, Adjunct Full Time Exempt or Non-Exempt Exempt Regular,Temporary, or Grant Regular General Description

The Student Services Generalist is the primary contact with students seeking entry into the College. The Generalist will be responsible for guiding students through the registration process by assisting with course selection leading to degree completion. The Generalist will perform academic advising functions and engage in institutional retention initiatives.

Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • Develops academic and individual action plans in caseload to guide students toward on-time graduation; implements student retention programs as needed.
  • Coordinate effective communication to student caseload based on division major. This includes, but is not limited to phone calls, text messages, emails, and utilizing retention platform tools to reach out to students.
  • Collaborate with the academic division on updates and trainings pertaining to any changes with the academic catalog, program policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Assist students with student planning as it relates to course selection and registering for classes.
  • Answer basic student inquiries regarding admissions, financial aid, directed self-placement, and hand off to Student Services Associates.
  • Assists with new student orientations, financial literacy and other programs as assigned and provides on-going information to students, potential students, and parents regarding policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Reads, interprets, and communicates College policies and procedures.
  • Recommends improvements in department procedures. Collaborates with other staff/administrators/faculty to identify needed improvements in procedures and communication.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree required.

Experience
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Competencies and Skills Required
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills to interact tactfully and courteously with students, the general public, faculty, and other staff members.
  • Must be a "quick study" in order to quickly grasp knowledge of policies and procedures relating to every aspect of student services that a prospective or current student may utilize.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take required initiative to solve problems.
  • Ability to collaborate with others.
  • Commitment to student service and a diverse population.
  • Must be comfortable with using multiple tech platforms to effectively assist students.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • This position's duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.
  • Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Some travel required.

Salary $44,600 Additional Information

UCNJ Union College of Union County, NJ does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination, as required by state and/or federal law, in all programs and activities, including employment and access to its career and technical programs.

UCNJ Union College of Union County, NJ is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled

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Disclaimer: This outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

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We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten-week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at UCNJ Union College of Union County, NJ, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.

Terms of Employment

Full-time. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Flexible hours are required throughout the year, especially at peak times. Position may be required to work at any campus at any time. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/28/2024 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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