Our Associates in Action

Post Staff and Faculty

Post University is the place … Post Associates are the magic that make everything happen. If you want to learn more about us and what it would be like to be part of the team, start by getting to know a few of the fantastic people who work here:

 

Natalie – The Strength of “Common Ground”

Natalie is a shining example of the giving spirit of Post associates. She guides a “Common Ground” initiative that explores social justice issues, creating an avenue for discussion and professional development. She’s led charity drives, including one for Hurricane Irma. And most recently, Natalie ran an Angel Tree event with Safe Haven, helping provide gifts for 90 needy families in our area … all while organizing a seminar and discussion on Domestic Violence. Her impact on our community and her ability to “do some good” in it builds up morale at Post, especially in advising.

Cynthia– A Study in Service

Nobody exemplifies “going above and beyond” like Cynthia. Upon learning new students were being overwhelmed with course-load, Cynthia took steps to help. On her own initiative, she personally reached out to each of the students, offering to set up a study group to help them better understand the course work. Her initiative does more than help with our retention efforts, she’s putting “Make It Personal” in action!

Military Enrollment Team – Communication is the Key

Post’s Military Enrollment Team, through strong communication efforts, has implemented an outreach initiative with consistent follow through in and out of the University. Their efforts have helped pull together various departments to create a “one team” mentality, building the kinds of collaborative relationships within the University that leads to student success across the board.

Peter– Helping Others Step-by-step

If ever someone deserved a professional “shout out,” it’s Peter! Even with a full workload in front of him, stepping up to aid a co-worker in need is just part of the job for Peter. When the call for help went out, he went out of his way, staying on the phone for an extra hour and half to personally walk a student through the award’s process. Thanks to his willingness to drop everything, one more student was able to continue pursuing a better, brighter future through education.

Caitlin – Sharing Success

With a background in print newspapers, I came to Post because I viewed higher education as an interesting and dynamic field.  I wanted to do something that allowed me to utilize my master’s degree skills and make a difference in people’s lives. The work I do with Post’s students as an Academic Success Counselor has allowed me to do all of that and more. 

As an academic success counselor, we get to see students through their entire educational process, from admission to graduation. You really build a strong relationship with each student, and their success becomes your success. The role has helped me learn how to handle tough situations and approach things in a strategic way, utilizing not only my communications skills but my mentorship skills as well. 

The attention and assistance we provide our students each day is matched by the constant support we get from our supervisors and peers. Post values its associates and has a real sense of community. You’re never working alone and there’s such a sense of teamwork that can’t be denied here. Hard work and fun is a very hard balance to strike, but I think we’ve found that at Post University.

Gina – Leading by Example

Before joining Post, I was an auditor and staff accountant. This was my major in college, and what I thought I aspired to do. It wasn’t long until I realized that the corporate structure didn’t fit my personality and I started considering a career change. I went back to school to get my MBA, and ended up really enjoying the graduate higher education experience – so much so that I decided I wanted to combine my new business knowledge with the higher education field.

Post’s Admissions Counselor position immediately appealed to me because I was drawn to the idea of helping people validate themselves and reach their goals through education, especially since my own education helped me envision where I wanted to take my career. I learned about the impressive growth and expansion that Post was undergoing, and I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of it. 

I joined the Post team as an Admissions Counselor and within two years, I was promoted. Having this new role and responsibilities presented to me was amazing! It was great to realize the opportunity for growth, and to see that I had proven myself within a short time.

I’ve since been promoted again and now manage the day-to-day operations to ensure we’re playing a critical role in helping to change students’ lives through education. We reach out to individuals who express an interest in returning to school, discuss the different options available to them, and guide them on the next step in achieving their educational goals. It’s incredibly rewarding to hear the various ‘thank-you’s’ and stories of success from students once they’ve decided on a program that’s right for them. I also find it very rewarding to see my team succeed and grow personally, and to see them really flourish in their positions.

The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your colleagues – not to mention people all over the country who you would never have the opportunity to get to know otherwise. Personally, I’ve also found the ability to collaborate with other departments beneficial and have really expanded on my communication and leadership skills as a result. Flexibility, a sense of community, and a variety of social events throughout the year are just a few other perks of working for Post.

If my experience sounds like something that might be a good fit for you, I would say absolutely apply!

Joanna – A Positive Change

Before joining the team at Post, I was working as a Team Leader in a call center at another company located near the Post University campus. I would run into a Post employee on a regular basis. One day she finally said, “Joanna, you need to come over to Post!” She explained the job to me, and her positivity and passion about Post caught my attention immediately. It was a no-brainer for me to quit my other job and join Post.

Here at Post it is my job to help students succeed by continuing their higher education. It is so rewarding to be able to put smiles on my students’ faces and to be part of their support teams. I enjoy working at Post because not only are we a team, but we are also a family. Everyone is always there for each other and very helpful. We are all passionate about what we do.

As a Post associate I am also able to receive a discount on my classes using the tuition benefits. By taking classes, I am not only able to work towards earning my degree, but also relate better when talking to my students. Going through online courses for the first time myself, I’m learning just like they are. Now I’m able to better explain how the classes run and how the navigation works.

I have had people I know inquire about employment with Post, and I say to them, and would say to anyone who asked, “It’s the best place to work and the people you work with are amazing. Everyone is there to help and see you succeed. This by far, has been my most favorite job.”

Donna – In It for the Long Haul

My name is Donna and I have been with Post University for over 25 years. I have worked for Post during four different major leadership transitions which have always been exciting, required a lot of hard work, and provided plentiful learning experiences. 

Prior to coming to Post, I worked in a large data communications company where I served as Executive Secretary to the Treasurer. At that time, I was enrolled in evening business courses at Post College (the University’s name at the time) and learned about a Secretary to the Dean of College Advancement position that piqued my interest. I applied, was hired, hit the ground running and have never looked back!

My role has regularly progressed over the years to meet the ever emerging growth of the University. I continue to find my roles here at the University extremely educational, challenging, and exciting. Imagine working in an environment full of life and fun and knowing that the work you do makes a difference to someone’s educational experience. Post University is that kind of organization!

There are many opportunities Post University offers its associates, such as tuition assistance for their education. I am proud to say that I took advantage of both on-campus and online education benefits. Another opportunity I will always treasure is having been selected to join the Leadership Greater Waterbury (LGW) Class of 2012 as a Post representative. I learned what it takes to be a leader, and how to create and execute a plan as a team to make positive changes in one’s community.

Post University is a great place for great minds to develop their careers, no matter what role you fulfill.  The morale of associates is energetic and positive; everyone cares about other departments’ missions and purpose, and understands that we need to work together to help students reach their full potential. The University’s leadership truly cares about students’ progress, as well as its associates. I am extremely fortunate and honored to be a Post University associate.