Job Description Summary The Student Equity and Inclusion team provides support, advocacy, and care to students throughout their Bentley experience as they explore their identities. We work together daily with students to deepen their connections with one another by challenging each of us to value the complexity and individuality that every person brings to campus. We aim to equip all students with the knowledge, awareness and skills needed to be successful in an increasingly diverse campus and world.
In particular, we support gender equity, students of color, faith based students, international students, and LGBTQ+ identified students through outreach, resources and advising. Our efforts are inclusive of the entire Bentley community through educational initiatives and the creation of spaces for engagement.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Equity and Inclusion, the Student Success Coordinator will serve as a resource to help ensure student success through interventions, outreach, and programming efforts focused on increasing retention and success rates. The person in this position will collaborate with the Multicultural Center, the Center for International Students and Scholars, the Equity Center (focused on LGBTQ+ and gender issues), and the Spiritual Life Center, to carry out student success initiatives aimed at these targeted populations.
Assess students' needs and provide support and referral to resources on and off campus best suited to meet those needs.
Review data and identify trends in student retention at Bentley as a basis for planning and administering relevant programming.
Provide outreach to identified student populations to ensure students have knowledge of, and access to, the services they need to optimize their student success.
Assist students with setting goals and identifying, planning for, and overcoming potential obstacles and defining steps in education and career planning; build rapport and trust with students to support successful goal completion; monitor student progress toward identified goals
Coordinate and facilitate various program initiatives and interventions, specifically for the offices incorporated in the area of Student Equity and Inclusion.
Enable student success through direct mentorship of students as well as coordination of peer mentorship programs.
Guide students through identify formation work critical to their success at Bentley, through educating and encouraging students to develop their own worldview as it relates to others in our community.
Participate in cross-divisional committees and work groups, as well as work independently, in order to implement student retention interventions.
Act as liaison to external stakeholders on a range of projects in order to advance the goals of the division.
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Equity and Inclusion.
Bachelor's degree; Masters preferred.
Minimum of 1-3 years work experience in programs with emphasis on student retention or related field working with students from identified populations.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Strong understanding of Student Identity Development Theory.
Proven collaboration skills, and ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Customer service skills, prioritization abilities, and problem solving techniques.
Student success-oriented programming skills.
Master's degree in higher education administration, student affairs administration, or related field.
Knowledge of higher education student success best practices.
Experience with data-informed decision-making and practice.
Demonstrated expertise effectively working cross culturally to meet programmatic goals.
Typical office setting with extensive sitting, computer and phone work
Some evening and weekend work required.
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Internal Number: 113853301
About Bentley University
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.