Overview: The Director of Student Services & Academic Retention oversees student support services related to recruitment, academic advising, student success and retention. Responsible for leading the UAS coordinators and specialists in facilitating, assisting and collaborating with HES faculty and advisors to deliver effective, student-centered advising and other services that foster academic success and career development for undergraduate students. In collaboration with the Associate Dean, this position also leads in the development and implementation of retention programs. This position is expected to work with prospective students and attend recruitment events for new students as needed. The director reports to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Support.
Management *Oversee daily functions and personnel of the HES Office of Undergraduate Academic Support (UAS); and sets the tone for a collaborative environment that conducts business in a transparent manner *Assist the Associate Dean in the supervision of UAS personnel (Coordinators of student recruitment, advising and career services; and administrative support staff), including interviewing, selection, training, work allocation and evaluation *Develop and interpret analytical reports to measure validation and suggest changes based on effectiveness and guide decision making with regards to decisions on retention programming, academic advising and student support services. *Chair the UG Advisory Team *Collaborate and communicate with units on any and all program updates *Update program/course catalog entries per HES units' directives *Ensure HES website is current and correct, including a formal annual update
Student Success & Retention *Coordinate HES Academic Appeals Committee *Manage academic actions *Develop and track retention and persistence programs in collaboration with the Associate Dean *Assist units with program-specific academic retention strategies *Provide academic advising to undecided students and others as assigned; support on-campus recruitment and yield efforts in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions *Teach courses as needed
Special Projects/Other *Coordinate HES's Commencement Ceremony *Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Dean
University Title: Senior Assistant Director Support Services
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Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and good judgement Evidence of effective skills in conflict resolution and consensus-building Familiarity with collecting and using data to drive decision-making Experience with goal-setting, planning, implementation, and evaluation Management/supervisory experience Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others Willingness to do some travel
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