Director, Freshman Retention Program (CONNECT)

Newton, Middlesex County
Apr 18, 2014
Success happens here. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston which provides career focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,400 students for success in their chosen fields of endeavor. With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves. The College currently seeks applicants for the newly created position of Director, Freshman Retention Program (CONNECT). The Director will assume responsibility for the launch, development and oversight of all academic support and retention services elements of the CONNECT Living Learning Community (LLC), an initiative designed to promote retention and propel graduation for beginning freshman in selected majors. The Director will work with staff and stakeholders to design and deploy an effective model of freshman advising that employs outreach and case management strategies. The Director will also define the scope and content of embedded academic support services. Candidates must have at least a Master's degree (Doctorate preferred) in higher education administration, student personnel services, education, counseling, or a discipline offered by one of the College’s four schools. Additional requirements include two to three years as a practitioner and two to three years as an administrator of academic success, advising, coaching, and/or outreach services in the higher education setting; demonstrated ability to establish cross-functional teams; experience developing and managing budgets. Qualified applicants are asked to forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Office of Human Resources Mount Ida College 777 Dedham Street Newton, MA 02459 Email: Mount Ida College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications of individuals who would increase the richness of the College's diversity are welcomed.