Student Retention and Engagement Coordinator

  • York
  • York St John University
The RoleWe are looking to recruit an experienced, pro-active and highly self-motivated individual as a Student Engagement and Retention Coordinator. On a day-to-day basis you will coordinate activity designed to support student engagement and retention. This activity will include the coordination of wellbeing check-ins for students and the supervision of staff carrying out this activity. You will also lead on the recruitment, training and supervision of the university’s team of student peer mentors. You will take a proactive approach, ensuring that staff and mentors involved in student retention activities are well briefed and able to signpost students appropriately.This is a new role within the directorate and you will be expected to work closely with student support teams across the university and with the Programme Manager (Access, Attainment and Progression) in particular. This provides a great opportunity to draw on your abilities to build effective relationships, lead a team and compile reports based on data. Additional InformationThe role is an on-campus role at the university's York campus. It is 1 FTE (37 hours per week). The working pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate. Unfortunately this role is not eligible for Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship however we welcome your application if you are able to evidence right to work in the UK via an alternative route. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive policies and facilities to support staff from different backgrounds. As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements. Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.Our benefits packageWe offer a wide range of employee benefits including - - Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period- Pension scheme- Health Cash Plan after six months service- Employee Assistance Programme- Relocation expenses package for certain roles- Further information about life at YSJRead more about our culture, inclusive community, working arrangements and benefits for York St John employees The latest news, views and stories from our staff and students can be found We are committed to managing and reducing our environmental impact and to promoting sustainable development wherever we can, read more Closing Date - Tuesday 02 January 2024 at midnight Provisional Interview Date - Monday 22 January 2024