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Student Retention Specialist

Company: NHPS
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

TITLE: Student Retention Specialist

QUALIFICATIONS: An Associate's degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent; and experience working with high risk youth and adults; knowledge of adolescent development;

JOB GOALS: Advises and assists students in better decision making strategies to influence college & career readiness based on the improvement of academics, attendance, and social emotional health.

REPORTS TO: Principal or his/her designee

EMPLOYMENT: By contractual agreement between the New Haven Board of Education and the Paraprofessionals' bargaining unit.

SALARY GROUP: II (10 month), Local 3429


  • Works closely with students, outreach service providers, other staff and faculty to assist students.
  • Develops and implements both intervention and retention plans to ensure student success.
  • Knowledgeable about matters related to school and District programs.
  • Identifies students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic progress.
  • Develops and implements an early alert system by working collaboratively with staff to provide timely feedback about student(s) academic progress.
  • Develops and monitors student action plans aligned with short-term and long-term educational, post-secondary, and career objectives.
  • Provides academic and personal guidance/advising and referral services to students.
  • Refers students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or career guidance.
  • Assists in the coordination and implementation of orientation and reorientation activities for newly enrolled and returning students.
  • Assists administration in carrying out activities that support the mission of the school and New Haven Public Schools.
  • Provides assistance, as requested, concerning school activities to school administrative staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the principal or his/her designee

Keywords: NHPS, New Haven , Student Retention Specialist, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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