Retention Specialist - Del Rio

Sul Ross State University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$31,045
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Job Title Retention Specialist - Del Rio Location Del Rio Department Student Services RGC Job No. Posting Date 04/20/2023 End Date Until Filled Yes Appointment Date Salary $31,045 Required

Bachelor's degree in Counseling, education or related field with three years experience with underrepresented students. Knowledge of and one-year experience with assessment and/or tutoring; demonstrated experience with college students, preferably low-income, academically disadvantaged populations. Ability to teach workshops for faculty and project participants; strong communication and organizational skills.


Master's Degree in Counseling, education or related field; licensed or licensable. Bilingual; background similar to participants; background in career development, financial aid, and academic advising.

Primary Responsibilities

Will work cooperatively with the SSS staff and related support personnel in the University to support a Culture of Care; will maintain a designated caseload of students which will be determined by the Student Services Director.

Provide academic, career, social/personal, financial, and graduate and professional school counseling to individuals and groups of students in the Project; teach or assist with career exploration workshops; coordinate services with University counselors; provide workshops to students on topics such as stress management, test taking, employability, study and personal skills, etc; provide assessment, academic planning, advising, and monitoring for students; consult with faculty, Center for Enrollment Services personnel, SSS Project staff, and Counseling and Disability Services Office on behalf of students; assure that each student assigned to you is provided with sufficient financial assistance; facilitate faculty mentoring; encourage student participation in cultural enrichment activities; coordinate SSS orientation for new and returning students; facilitate in-depth academic tutoring (if needed) and peer mentoring and support groups; and coordinate disabilities services for participants with the Disability Coordinator; must maintain strict records and provide data reports as needed; responsible for facilitating and attending educational and cultural trips for Project participants and responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Other Information

Working Conditions: Position is Security Sensitive. Position is contingent upon continued grant funding. Not exempt from overtime provisions.

Any qualifications to be considered in lieu of stated minimums require the prior approval of the Human Resources Director.

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at https: //

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can contact the Office of Student Life, located on the Alpine Campus in the Morgan University Center, Room 211 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 432-837-8424 or emailing [email protected]

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, campuses in Alpine, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master's degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation (1)
  • Letter of Recommendation (2)
  • Supplemental Questions

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