Student Engagement Specialist
Berea’s Emerging Scholars Program, a TRIO Student Support Services grant, is recruiting for a new colleague to join our team of professionals committed to helping students develop the skills and habits that lead to success.
The Student Engagement Specialist will coordinate academic activities, programs and instruction to project participants and will be specifically responsible for a caseload of approximately 60 students.
Candidates should possess the following: a relevant B.A./B.S. is required; a Master’s degree is preferred; 1-3 years of work experience in higher education is required; experience in TRIO, teaching, counseling, or other direct student related experience preferred.
An Application to Join the College Staff is required for consideration for this position. Candidates should also include a resume and a detailed letter addressing how they are specifically prepared to meet the skills, abilities, and duties of the position. Qualified applicants may obtain an application either through the Office of People Services, Suite 100, Fairchild Hall on the campus, or by downloading the application on line at www.berea.edu/people-services/how-to-apply. The review of applications will begin immediately.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries. As a reflection of its continuing commitment to interracial education, Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. Berea admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all peoples of the earth to learn and work here. Employment decisions are based on training, education and experience related to the requirements of the job. All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.