Executive Director

Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 02, 2018
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Mounting evidence suggests that a postsecondary credential will be a prerequisite for a majority of jobs in the future, resulting in growing consensus from policymakers, experts, and foundations to increase educational attainment to meet labor market demands and global competition.  Recognizing the role of the Florida College System in attainment, the Florida Student Success Center (FSSC) serves as a resource of evidence-based, innovative practices to inform colleges' efforts to develop student-centered pathways and increase completion.  The center is made possible from a $1 million grant from the Helios Education Foundation.

The role of the Center will be to support initiatives by informing institutional practice and policy through resources based on five pillars:

Convening and Engagement

Student Success Strategy Alignment and Coherence

Data use to guide priorities and investments

Research and Knowledge Management, and

Policy Development and Advocacy

  • Provide overall leadership and management of FSSC;
  • Sustain/expand buy-in from the colleges for an overarching student success agenda;
  • Facilitate ongoing dialogue with the FSSC Advisory Committee to ensure timely progress toward the implementation of the existing three-year strategic plan;
  • Foster an ongoing student success-focused policy agenda for the State of Florida and the 28 colleges and support FSSC’s impact;
  • Leverage the state data system to meet the data needs of the colleges and build research partnerships with the universities in the state;
  • Oversee the implementation of high-quality convenings such as Innovations and Excellence convening, regular Florida Student Success Network meetings, regional faculty conversations, and other emerging professional development opportunities;
  • Direct the numerous initiatives managed by the FSSC and ensure timely grant reporting to the respective funders;
  • Participate in relevant national convenings and networks as appropriate;
  • Manage several consulting relationships for ongoing projects and initiatives;
  • Manage the annual FSSC budget and allocate available resources to support the organizational mission and goals;
  • Lead fundraising efforts by identifying additional resource needs, researching funding opportunities, establishing relationships with funders, and crafting funding proposals; and
  • Oversee the ongoing assessment of FSSC’s work and effectiveness.


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