Associate Provost for Student Success and Strategic Initiatives - Director, Center for Student Success

Associate Provost for Student Success and Strategic Initiatives - Director, Center for Student Success Applicants must have a broad understanding of best practices in promoting and sustaining a culture of academic engagement and student success. Applicants should have experience addressing challenges and opportunities related to retention and timely graduation of a variety of student populations. The Associate Provost will work closely with Institutional Research in preparing an annual dashboard of key performance indicators, develop presentations and reports to address Georgia College and University System of Georgia initiatives, and monitor higher education trends and emerging opportunities. The Associate Provost will oversee academic prioritization and other special initiatives regarding strategic planning and informed decision making. The following units will report directly to the Associate Provost: Academic Advising, Bridge Program, Learning Center, Testing Center and the Center for Student Success. The finalist will also provide leadership as the Director of the Center for Student Success. GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments. Minimum Qualifications - A significant record of successful academic leadership and management as a senior university administrator with university-wide responsibilities. - Demonstrated analytical abilities, including the ability to utilize data to inform decision-making. - Successful experience in addressing challenges and opportunities related to retention and timely graduation of special student populations, including transfer students, adult students, and other "at risk" students. - Broad understanding of academic advising, learning center, testing, and career services functions. - Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across units and build collaborative teams and organizational structures to advance the strategic objectives of the university. - Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively prepare and deliver reports to key audiences and the ability to effectively represent the university. - Earned doctoral degree in an academic discipline offered at Georgia College and sufficient academic and scholarly achievement to be eligible for appointment as a tenured Professor associated with a current academic discipline at the University. Preferred Qualifications - Experience in planning and managing complex budgets. - Experience with student information systems. Special Instructions to Applicants All applications must be submitted on-line. Applicants will be prompted to upload documents as part of the process. The requested documents include: 1. Current curriculum vitae or resume 2. Letter of application (cover letter) 3. List of 3 references with contact information 4. A statement of administrative philosophy - this document should be loaded in the "Other Document" portion. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to July 15, 2014. Transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews.