NTID ALANA Staff Retention Specialist 5746BR National Technical Institute for the Deaf NTID Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Detailed Job Description Reporting to NTID's assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion, the ALANA Staff Retention Specialist's primary goals will be to design and implement programming and initiatives that focus on strategies to increase employee satisfaction and long-term retentionof NTID ALANA staff. This position will become an executive team member of Office of Diversity and Inclusion at NTID and in concert with RIT Division of Diversity and Inclusion. The NTID ALANA Staff Retention specialist will lead NTID-wide onboarding efforts, implement retention strategies, and compile reports for NTID Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The NTID ALANA Staff Retention Specialist will interact directly with NTID employees, identify barriers and opportunities for career growth and promotion, and devote attention to improving the retention of our ALANA Staff employees at NTID. A successful retention specialist should have persuasion and interpersonal skills in order to meet institutional goals and efforts and foster employees' overall satisfaction.
The ALANA Staff Retention Specialist will:
Identify and support retention strategies and efforts based on employees' feedback which could include workshops, finding training and course opportunities, and review policies and programs that will attract and retain staff at NTID
Encourage professional work relationships by hosting outings or events (e.g. company-sponsored sports teams or volunteer events)
Develop and offer workshops and events based on NTID employees feedback
Support ALANA staff in finding training and resources beyond what is available from RIT DEI resources.
Assist with the onboarding process for new deaf and hard of hearing employees beyond what the RIT DEI offers.
Communicating effectively with employees and serving as a liaison to NTID Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Identifying internal and community-based resources to help employees feel a sense of belonging
Compiling and presenting data related to ALANA staff retention
Department/College Description Established by the U.S. Congress in 1965, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID offers associate degree programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and provides support and access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students who study in the other eight colleges of RIT. NTID also offers a certificate in healthcare interpretation, bachelors degree programs in sign language interpreting, and community development and inclusive leadership, and masters degrees in healthcare interpretation and secondary education for individuals interested in teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students come from all over the United States and around the world to take advantage of the opportunities available to them at RIT/NTID. Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls 18,600 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S. The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RITs core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
As a member of the RIT/NTID community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
Required Minimum Qualifications
4+ years of experience as a staff member in higher education
4+ years of experience working with deaf and hard of hearing ALANA individuals
Proficiency/Fluency in American Sign Language or willingness to learn, and familiarity with the deaf and hard of hearing community, are strongly preferred.
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band:
Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .