Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Student Success Initiatives

Job description

Position Number 999169

Functional Title Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Student Success Initiatives

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

Primary responsibilities of the position:
-Develop, implement, and assess bold imaginative initiatives to foster undergraduate academic success with a specific focus on first-year, first-in-family to attend college, low-income, and rural students.
-Identify funding sources and coordinate grant applications for additional funding. Primary responsibility for writing applications for additional grants.
-Manage and coordinate all operations related to the Frontier Set, beginning in Summer 2018, including supervision of the Assistant Director of Frontier Set Initiatives.
-Administer a retention-based, multi-year Summer Bridge initiative as part of the Frontier Grant. Work with math and English chairs and faculty to promote best practices in developmental education and learning support programs for rural, low-income, and under-served students.
-Design curriculum and oversee Advising Institute training sessions for faculty and staff that involve comprehensive mastery of the primary academic regulations, intrusive advising strategies, and Supplemental Instruction techniques.
-Work with all academic units (Schools and Colleges) to develop and place appropriate messaging that will guide students to academic support and resources.
-Work collaboratively with the University Teaching and Learning Commons to design and administer RFPs for student success programs.
-Create and oversee the new externally-funded student success coaching program, which will include the hiring and supervision of a project director and a team of student success coaches (graduate students).
-Provide oversight for the new and highly visible APLU cluster initiative, which is a complex student success program with significant implications for student achievement at UNCG.
-Work closely with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor to oversee campus-wide student success initiatives aimed at improving the educational outcomes for incoming first-time freshmen, expanding faculty involvement in undergraduate student success experiments and assessment, and seeking funds for scaling student support projects (proposal writing, etc.)
-Independently complete other special projects as new challenges and opportunities arise in our rapidly changing academic environment.
-Lead related groups focused on the achievement of student success goals, as requested by the Provost.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree required. Ten years of relevant experience with progressively higher responsibilities required. Excellent writing skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated independent leadership of student success programs in higher education preferred.
Successful grant-writing experience preferred.

Recruitment Range Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with preferred candidate experience and qualifications

Org #-Department Office of the Provost - 10101

Job Open Date 08/08/2018

For Best Consideration Date 08/17/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

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    Posted: 8/11/2018
    Application Due: 8/30/2018
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