In response to a need to increase student recruitment and maximize student retention, the Division of Student Affairs leadership submits the following requests.
As a pilot project, hire a permanent Assistant Director of Retention and Student Success housed in Student Affairs within the Center for Student Inclusiveness with a primary goal of working across departments and divisions. This individual would research divisional procedures, guidelines, and policies to determine if they create any barriers that prohibit student recruitment, retention, and success. The Assistant Director of Retention and Student Success would help strengthen collaborative partnerships with other divisions with a primary goal of increasing student recruitment, maximizing student retention, and fostering student success. This position would reach out externally to help conduct some research on best practices. Finally, the individual will explore new ways in which Student Affairs, the Center for Student Inclusiveness and partners can significantly increase new student yield rates.
Primary Responsibilities :
Work with directors of AAPS, LPS, and LGBTQ Programs and Services to assess and expand current mentorship programs
Develop and direct programming that provides individualized and culturally relevant academic and social support for undergraduate students.
Create, implement, and coordinate retention and completion programming geared toward historically under-served and underrepresented populations at NKU.
Coordinate the Center’s operations and academic success strategies, facilitating and developing leadership development activities, and providing program assessment.
Collaborate closely with campus leaders to ensure the achievement of desired student learning outcomes for our underrepresented students.
Analyze data relevant to student needs, retention, attrition, student success, persistence and graduation rates and provide recommendations to the Student Affairs Senior Leadership Team.
Tracks student progress, trends in student services, evaluation activities, services and programs to ensure activities are current and relevant and meet student needs
Work closely with academic advisors, faculty and others to closely monitor performance of at-risk students
reconnect with withdrawn historically underrepresented and first-generation students who are eligible to return to NKU and re-recruit them.
Collaborate with Undergraduate Admissions to coordinate recruitment activities within area high schools with large URM enrollment
Oversees and coordinates student-initiated outreach, coordinates K-12 and community college outreach with campus partners.
The position will serve the diverse needs of the university community and will participate on appropriate university committees to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of our underrepresented students.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
A thorough understanding of the student recruitment and retention of underrepresented student populations
Experience working with diverse populations
Must be highly organized and detail oriented, programming experience preferred
Bilingual skills (Spanish) are an asset
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Quick Link: 8405
Internal Number: 8405
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.