WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. POSITION IN ORGANIZATIONREPORTS TO: VP, Student AdministrationPOSITIONS SUPERVISED: NoneTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMinimum 3-5 years’ experience working in a service-orientedenvironment or educational setting.Master’s degree required.Must have a strong commitment to education and have thecounseling or coaching skills required to effectively keep studentson track.Strong problem solving and time management skills.Ability to effectively multi-task.Excellent verbal and written communication skillsrequired.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.Ability to successfully resolve student issues from requestthrough resolution.Effectively work with multiple databases and studentplatforms.Skilled at connecting and building rapport with students fromdiverse backgrounds.Creative, innovative, able to work independently and in a teamenvironment.Self-starter.Ability to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations.Familiarity with online learning and/or Internettechnology. GENERAL SUMMARYStudent Success Advisor facilitate student success by defining andimplementing proactive strategies that help students stay on trackto fulfill their educational goals. Advisors build supportive andpersonalized relationships with students and provide them withopportunities to stay connected to our educational community. Theyadvise students on institutional policies and procedures, programand degree requirements, and related academic matters; and workclosely with other institutional support teams to ensure thatstudent inquiries are addressed in a timely and effectivemanner. BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties and responsibilities that managementmay deem necessary from time to time. Collaborates – Building partnerships and workingcollaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversitywhen facing difficult situations.Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of othersthrough honesty, integrity, and authenticity.Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even undertough circumstances.Innovation – Creating new and better ways for theorganization to be successful.Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships anddelivering customer-centric solutions. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESConnect with new students upon acceptance of admission toensure overall readiness and escalate outstanding matters thatwould affect their ability to have a smooth and successfulstart.Provide students with proactive guidance on acclimating totheir new student lifestyle and building supportive personalenvironments and best practices to facilitate their studentsuccess.Advise students on institutional policies and procedures,program requirements and related academic matters.Assist faculty advisors as needed on any issues regardingstudent advisement.Provide comprehensive outreach to students who are at risk ofnot meeting satisfactory academic progress including follow up tothose on midterm or other academic warning.Closely monitor students to proactively identify at-riskscenarios and identify opportunities to develop, implement, measureand improve student success strategies.Work closely with institutional staff to ensure that studentinquiries are strategically coordinated and addressed in a timelymanner, leading to an inspiring student experience while supportingacademic integrity and institutional policies.Guide students to develop accountability for their decisionsand an understanding of how those decisions impact theirsuccess.Empower students to maintain effective connections to theinstitution and its community of learners.Must be willing to work up to 10 hours per week outside of M-F8a-5p in order to accommodate students’ needs.Coordinate the campus peer tutoring program.Advise students on alternate schedules to provide support andensure students are progressing within stated timeframes.Coordinate appeals and retention/progression hearings, notincluding arbitration, with the chairs of committees oncampus.Assist with the delivery of on campus events as needed.
Marshfield Bakery is looking to expand its premises within the next 18 months in response to growing business demands and achieving more than £2m in turnover each year.The Wiltshire-based bakery firm told British Baker an expansion of its current 7,500sq ft manufacturing facility was on the cards, which the company moved into back in 2006.Ben White, sales director at Marshfield Bakery, said: “A lot of the growth that we have done has been over the last year or two. We are constantly shifting things around in the factory as a way to maximise the space that we have got. But I think long-term, we will be growing the site that we are on.“Our growth areas of the business are with national retailers and the food manufacturing sector, along with product lines such as our brownie pieces and sponges for dessert manufacturers, which are doing particularly well.”He added that the financial performance of the business over the last year has been good, with turnover doubling in the last 12 to 18 months.The company has also grown its workforce during this time, with around 45 members of staff working at Marshfield Bakery, compared to 30 employees a year ago, and has extended to two shifts.A dedicated new product development department has also been set up in the last 10 months, with Marshfield Bakery working closely with Bath Spa University by setting up projects for its second-year undergraduate students undertaking a Food Science degree.“Off the back of this collaboration, we have hired one of the university’s graduates – Hattie Baker – about two years ago, who is heading up the NPD work that we do at Marshfield Bakery,” added White. “We decided to set up this department because of the level of demand from customers for twists on our current products.”As a result of the new dedicated NPD section, the company has developed a range of new items, including dipper-style products to accompany coffee.Marshfield Bakery was set up 28 years ago by White’s parents, Paul and Lynne, and produces a number of sweet bakery goods including shortbread, flapjacks, fruit cake and biscuits for a number of suppliers, including national food retailers, supermarkets, food manufacturers, airlines and rail networks. read more