Director Student Success - Student Success

Job description

Job ID 2018-4741
Posted Date 2018-01-21
Org Number 010010
Department Student Success
Division Vice President for Student Services
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $63,450 annually
Targeted Job Start Date 2/19/2018
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm
Preference Date 2/5/2018

Position Overview

Develop, implement, and manage activities, programs, and services to promote student recruitment, growth, success, retention, and/or extracurricular development. Recruit, direct, and develop professionals providing non-instructional services to students. Develop processes and policies related to student support services issues such as registration, advisement, graduation, financial aid and retention. Oversee maintenance of student records. Direct evaluation of student and programmatic data to identify needs at the individual student. Oversee student related programs and events for college/school. May assist in educational related activities related to the accreditation process. May represent college/school to outside groups, committees, prospective students, high schools, and parents.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

1. Strategic oversight, guidance and leadership for Student Success for all students. 30%

  • Develops, implements, assesses, and makes recommendations for appropriate intervention strategies to promote student academic success using predictive analysis and best practices
  • Builds collaborative relationships with units across the campus who contribute to direct and indirect student success initiatives and proactive outreach
  • Coordinates events and services to help students focus on academic success and successful academic progress
  • Responsible for specific retention programming and tracking to include SRTK and other cohorts (graduation rates, etc.) to be defined each year
  • Coordinates outreach programs for specific populations to assist in student success
  • Promotes the goals of retention and graduation to students, faculty and staff
  • Assists with implementation of specific Strategic Enrollment Management Plan directives and coordinates SEM follow up reports every six months

2. Oversight of curriculum development, instructor selection, training, hiring processes and overall administration of UNIV Success Central and Success Strategies courses. 30%

3. Provides supervision and oversight to student success professional and student staff. 15%
  • Oversees budget responsibilities for designated student success funds

4. Collaborate with campus partners to create a recruitment and retention plan for non-traditional students at UCO. 10%

5. Represent Division and or University on Committees 5%
  • Participates in councils and committees dedicated to student learning and success
  • Serve as active member of Student Success and Persistence Team

6. Research and Benchmarking 5%
  • Provides research and benchmarking data on successful student retention and graduation initiatives nationwide.

7. Performs other related duties as assigned. 5%

Qualifications/Experience Required

Requires a bachelor's degree in related field and extensive work experience that provides expert knowledge of fundamental theories, principles, and concepts of area. Requires extensive knowledge and compressive understanding of functional area. Must have 7+ years of experience with leading planning, including program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment in higher education. Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials. Supervisory experience.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Terminal Degree in related field.


System thinking; Passion for student success; Managing Complexity and ability to work creatively and independently; Negotiation; Selecting and Developing Teams and ability to work with divers groups of people; Risk Taking; Implementing/Championing change; Resiliency; Managing outside expertise; Operation execution; Excellent human and public relations skills.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers. Typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.





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Posted: 1/23/2018
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