Assistant Vice President for Student Success

Buies Creek, North Carolina
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This position provides direction for the department of Student Success including the following functional areas: Retention Initiatives; Academic Support; Career Development; General College Advisement; Early Alert/Outreach; Disability Services; First-Year Experience (FYE).  Regular duties include providing leadership for Student Success including planning and execution of student success, FYE and retention initiatives as well as supervision of staff.  The Assistant Vice President for Student Success also assist the Vice President for Student Life with various Student Life initiatives, as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life, the Assistant Vice President for Student Success provides leadership and support for many units in Student Life including:

  • Monitoring retention and attrition trends and implementing initiatives aimed at increasing student persistence
  • Identify student populations that may be at-risk of attrition and create programs and initiatives to support these students
  • Respond to Early Alerts and specific needs of at-risk students
  • Support the University community through participation on various cross-campus communities

Provide administrative support for Student Success including:

  • Manage departmental budgets for Student Success and FYE
  • Provide direct supervision for five full-time employees
  • Create and manage annual assessment efforts to ensure programming is sufficient and efficient for current student needs
  • Identify areas of need and provide leadership for programming aimed at supporting specific students and/or student groups

First-Year Experience

  • Provide administrative oversight in the maintenance of the First-Year Seminar
  • Create and maintain resources and programs designed to support first-year students in their transition to the university.These efforts may include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain an informative and useful department website
  • Assist with New Student Orientation
  • Assist with programming of Welcome Week and other first-year student initiatives


  • Doctorate required in higher education, student personnel or related field
  • Five years of experience in the field of student success and/or retention, including some aspect of first-year programming
  • Experience in developing, implementing and assessing Student Success strategic goals, objectives, and outcomes is essential
  • Experience in a supervisor/administrative role
  • Knowledge of and experience with Colleague and/or Informer software is preferred

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