Retention Coordinator
Union, Missouri - Full Time

East Central College has an opening for a full-time Retention Coordinator responsible for researching, planning, and executing effective strategies and programs that will lead to enhanced retention, student success, and institutional effectiveness for students from populations and/or courses that would benefit from additional academic support, as identified in institutional data sets.

Minimum Qualifications: (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

  • Bachelor’s degree; tested experience in student success, retention initiatives, and/or academic support roles; teaching experience preferred.

Essential Tasks: (Employee must be able to perform the following essential functions to the satisfaction of the employee’s supervisor.)

  • Coordinates with faculty and works with The Learning Center to meet supplemental instructional needs and reports on enrollment and retention data.
  • Manages, oversees, trains and reports on the college’s Early Alert System.
  • Monitors individual student academic advancement on an ongoing basis and connects students with intervention support services thought the use of early intervention processes and Learning Center services.
  • Communicates with faculty and staff to develop and maintain academic support programs that assures student success.
  • Work with student development and academic support services, college staff, and faculty to develop and implement retention initiatives and services.
  • Research and implement, as appropriate, learning support groups, peer coaching models, mentoring models, and learning communities for future programming.
  • Develop, research, assess academic support programming that aligns with the completion agenda and other agency best practices.
  • Work with Learning Center and Faculty to assess pre-course programming (prep sessions, bridges, workshops).
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff across campus to develop retention initiatives utilizing academic support services.
  • Responsible for supervising, hiring, training, evaluating, etc. of Retention staff.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner with minimal supervision.

View full job description here.


Benefits: ECC offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no premium cost to the employee. Retirement benefits, generous paid leave, tuition waiver and tuition reimbursement benefits.

Minimum Salary: $43,923; Salary will commensurate with experience. Salary schedule can be viewed here.

East Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

East Central College is located about 60 minutes from St. Louis. Currently, more than 2,500 students are enrolled in a transfer or technical education program.  For more information about East Central College visit,

East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Inquiries related to employment practices may be directed to Human Resources Director at 636-584-6710.  East Central College is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.