The Director of Student Success Initiatives is a member of a team focused on strategies to enhance undergraduate education, retention, and graduation. Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Student Success, the Director has primary responsibility for supporting the Universityâ™s advising model and the New Student Seminar, as well as providing leadership and coordination for other Academic Affairs programs. As a member of the Provost's team, the Director also serves as a liaison to the campusâ™s seven academic colleges for undergraduate education initiatives.
Provide leadership and support for the objectives of the University advising model.
In conjunction with the Assistant Provost, provide direction and oversight for the campus student success platform
Create and facilitate ongoing professional development for all advisors on the campus
Make recommendations to the Assistant Provost based on monitoring collegesâ™ progress toward achieving the goals of the advising model
Member of leadership team implementing a student success and analytics platform
Keep abreast of best practices in advising, including state-wide and regionally
Lead a coordinated campus effort in a cycle of assessment of the New Student Seminar, and manage the organization of the course annually.
Manage the periodic review of the New Student Seminar and support the colleges in executing and assessing revisions thereto following each review
Design and facilitate professional development for instructors
Communicate with the campus and instructors about the course
Assist the colleges with the scheduling of course sections and hiring instructors as needed
Manage all activities and logistics of the Presidential Scholars Program.
Plan and coordinate Scholarsâ™ activities with faculty and staff, ensuring high-quality, meaningful experiences
Coordinate the common reading for the Presidential Scholars
Monitor student progress in meeting Presidential Scholars Program requirements
Serve as an informal advisor for Scholars to assist them with connecting to campus resources, and communicate with them about meeting requirements
Design and direct new programs, and lead existing student success initiatives in Academic Affairs.
Create and manage a program to provide support for students seeking prestigious scholarships, fellowships, and competitive summer research experiences
Support student success-focused enrollment and retention strategies across the University.
Make recommendations on individual student cases to support completion of their degreeÂ
Participate in the review of University-wide academic policies and procedures
Perform other duties as assigned.
Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
Five years full time higher education professional experience, including two years of advising experience
Experience teaching a college-level course
Experience developing and assessing college-level student learning outcomes
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Facility with enterprise applications and student support software
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, diverse, working environment
Familiarity with best practices for student success in the current literature
Leadership experience in academic advising
Experience presenting at regional or national conferences
Interested candidates will need to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
Organizational Marketing Statement:
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affi...rmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/