Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Feb 18 2021 Job Description:
The Advising and Career Development Center (ACDC) provides undergraduate student programming in support of WKU's goal to increase undergraduate student academic success, retention rates, and timely graduation. The Assistant Director of Retention and Academic Success position is located in the ACDC and reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Success.
The Assistant Director serves an essential role for student success and retention by overseeing and tracking existing support programs to identify areas for improvement, and developing and implementing new support programs, especially for academically at-risk undergraduate student populations. In addition, the Assistant Director is part of the ACDC leadership team and assists in the planning, administration, and evaluation of the ACDC facility, programming, and staff.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Supervise the Academic Advisor for The Learning Center, including facilitation of the management and budgeting for student workers.
Supervise Graduate Assistants for the Best Expectations Program (BEP).
Administer the Best Expectations Program (BEP) for students on Academic Probation.
Oversee University implementation of College Readiness standards, including oversight of the Cornerstone Program, which serves students with two supplemental education needs.
Coordinate the Summer Scholars Program, a bridge program for incoming first-year students with a high school GPA between a 2.0 and 2.49.
Supervise The Learning Center (TLC), which provides academic tutoring services and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS), and collaborate with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) to expand tutoring and PASS offerings for students.
Collect, analyze, and report on data for all programs oversee.
Serve as a student advocate for all programs oversee.
Serve as a liaison for the ACDC and ESE division through work with college and departmental staff and faculty in support of advising and student support programming, including participation on University committees, as needed.
Master's degree in student administration, higher education, or related area
Minimum three (3) years of experience in higher education or educational administration
Experience collaborating with academic and support offices on campus to achieve shared objectives
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