The Director for Student Success Initiatives is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Provost for Student Success. The Director for Student Success Initiatives will supervise and lead student service functions including student outreach, programs for students on academic probation, learning communities, registration initiatives, and student engagement as whole through cross-divisional collaboration. The successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of first – and second year programs. Additionally, the successful candidate will supervise and manage summer bridge programs. Moreover, the selected candidate will supervise freshmen welcome days including testing. In addition, the aforementioned candidate will manage all support staff, testing coordinator(s), graduate interns and peer advisor liaisons. S/he will implement and/ or be involved in planning, assessing, and evaluating university-wide programs related to student success.
The Director for Student Success Initiatives will have a thorough understanding of student success in the context of the current higher education landscape, leadership and management skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to contribute to creating a vision for the university-wide student success initiative based on emerging issues and trends. This critical leadership role supervises staff that is directly related to student experiences in order to achieve student retention and placement accreditation standards. The successful candidate will establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prepare reports; and meet schedules and timelines.
Essential Responsibilities include:
Assist the Assistant Provost for Student Success with Advisement to include:
Peer advisor liaisons (PALs)
Education Advisory Board (EAB) – early interventions
In absence of the Assistant Provost provide oversight to the University Advisement Center
Assist in the implementation of Learning Communities within the residence halls, particularly as it pertains to:
Implementing workshop series
Orientation to College (OTC)
Help facilitate and coordinate instructors to teach within OTC along with the Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Experience.
Supervise all facets the ASCEND Summer Bridge Program to include:
Hiring and training all peer mentors
Hiring all instructors
Providing professional development for all instructors
Creating academic sustainability programs throughout the academic year
In collaboration with Student Affairs, help manage and conduct the Student on Academic Probation (SAP) process
Implement intervention programs, courses and workshops
Assist in the development of successful programs to assist students on probation
Oversee and manage all testing – freshmen day experience programs
Supervise all peer mentors and peer advisor liaisons
Create, implement and manage the organization of these days
Collaborate with all student services departments
Develop intervention programs for first and second year students
Perform related duties as assigned.
CUT OFF DATE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Doctorate degree in higher education, student development, or related.
Three or more years of experience in Higher Education, Student development, or related field.
Demonstrated experience with writing curricula
Experience with supervision of instruction
Success in managing summer bridge programs
Prior experience in facilitating student success initiatives
The New Jersey City University mission is to provide a diverse population with an excellent university education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socio-economic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.