The University of Missouri-St. Louis is searching for an Associate Provost for Student Success (APSS) with primary responsibility for advising and progress to graduation for undergraduate students. Reporting to the Provost, the APSS will work directly with deans, directors, advisors, and other campus administrators, to design and implement an aggressive university-wide strategy for the improvement of undergraduate student success to include student retention and degree completion rates. The position is responsible for developing and implementing strategic priorities for academic advising, first year programming, coordinating design of curricular programs, and for facilitating reform of relevant university policies and procedures. The APSS works closely with Academic Affairs, Institutional Research, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion and other campus bodies engaged in research and assessment of student persistence and intervention opportunities promoting graduation. Additionally the APSS oversees the implementation and leveraging of data-analytics programs such as the EAB Student Success Collaborative.
Take responsibility for providing campus-wide direction in the areas of student success including academic advising and undergraduate student progress to graduation and for initiating and enforcing new programs and policies to achieve strategic retention and graduation goals.
Collaborate in campus-wide development, planning and execution of effective strategies to identify key performance indicators and strategic outcomes.
Knowledge of student success and retention technology and programs
Assemble data for and provide direction to the Recruitment, Admissions Retention and Student Financial Aid (RARSFA) and Academic Affairs committees.
Plan and execute professional development activities for professional and faculty advisors.
Assist the Provost and CTL in executing course re-designs for high DFW gateway courses with an emphasis on improving classroom teaching and student support.
Represent the Provost and the UMSL campus on UM system committees related to advising and student retention.
Represent and report on University student success efforts to leadership on campus, and across the state.
Serve on university committees and work cooperatively in teams as needed.
Keep current in knowledge about issues affecting the university, including internal and external events, discussions and concerns.
- Masters Degree or higher
- Successful university teaching experience, service, suitable for a faculty appointment as Teaching Professor or Associate Professor in one of the disciplines of the university with a minimum of ten years of active involvement in undergraduate education at the baccalaureate level.
- Knowledge of student success and retention technology and programs; aide to implement, oversee and teach Starfish, PeopleSoft, EAB
- Successful experience in creating and implementing innovative approaches in areas such as academic advising, First Year Experience, curriculum development and/or general education.
- A record of highly collaborative, innovative, strategic thinking while cultivating and developing support across the University for initiatives that promote undergraduate students’ academic success.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with campus partners to promote learning and student success
- Ability to work with faculty in promoting institutional goals.
- Positive attitude and initiative to problem solve independently within the organization guidelines and policies.
- Excellent interpersonal, planning, organizational, analytical, and communication skills
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently while meeting required deadlines
- Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with a positive and professional demeanor.
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by embodying UMSL’s core values, mission, and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Basic office equipment (desktop computer, copier/ multi-function device, fax and telephone).
Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Job is largely sedentary, but there is a need to move about the office and buildings frequently. Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 pounds of weight or pressure). Regular use of desktop computer is required, calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition. Moderate level of stress. Occasional travel within the local or regional setting may be required.
May 19, 2017
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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