Associate Director for Student Success

Fayetteville, AR
Sep 29, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC888P

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Working Title Associate Director for Student Success

Position Number 16399

Department Honors College

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

In April of 2002, the University of Arkansas received one of the largest gifts in the history of American public higher education, a $300 million commitment from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. The Honors College received more than one-third of this generous gift as an endowment fund for undergraduate Honors College fellowships and to provide grants in support for study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities. The fellowships and grants help honors students finance their education, travel the globe and participate in groundbreaking research. More than 3,100 undergraduate students and 700 professors work together in honors courses, research experiences, study abroad opportunities, and service learning. Together they discover, create, and serve.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Associate Director of Student Success will play a key role in a number of important areas of the Honors College, including retention, service-learning initiatives, academic engagement, and event management. The primary responsibility of this position is the creation and implementation of initiatives in the Honors College that promote student success. This position will also help coordinate the event schedule for the Honors College, which will include lectures, concerts, and other academically enriching events. Other job duties of this position include managing the Honors College student success budget, assisting with the development of service-learning initiatives, and providing support to both the recruitment and communications teams. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Retention.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least three years of directly related experience
  • Experience in event management at a higher education institution

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Experience working in service-learning and/or civic engagement
  • Experience working with an honors college or honors program
  • Experience at the University of Arkansas or other higher education academic institution

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of staff development and supervision principles
  • Knowledge of department operations, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of computers and software applications
  • Knowledge of purchasing processes
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Demonstrated excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to be dependable and reliable
  • Ability to resolve operational problems
  • Ability to research, prepare, and present comprehensive written and oral reports
  • Ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze workflow and increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ability to work flexible hours with some mandatory overtime

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Standing
  • Stooping


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking
  • Walking


  • Feeling
  • Hearing
  • Sitting

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (hours may vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - G. David Gearhart Hall

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $50,000

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
  • Drug screening

Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 10/30/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Noah Pittman
Assistant Dean of the Honors College
GEAR 244

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your level of education.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree or specialized training
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree or higher
    • None of the above
  2. * Please describe your experience with honors programs and high achieving students.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status