Assistant Director of Retention and Student Success

Updated: 22 days ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
Retention and Success Center


Job Posting Title
Assistant Director of Retention and Student Success


Job Description

Position Description: The Assistant Director of Retention and Student Success will be responsible for assisting in the coordination, planning, implementation, and evaluation of retention and student success initiatives. Reporting to the Director of Retention and Student Success, the Assistant Director will work closely with staff to design and facilitate data collection, provide insight on programs and initiatives, and present reports. The Assistant Director will foster collaborative partnerships with units across the institution with the primary goal of cultivating a culture that embraces retention and student success as an institutional beacon and a shared responsibility. The successful candidates will need to be able to organize and plan projects effectively, handle multiple work priorities and the ability to exercise good judgement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience working in Higher Education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competence in administration and student retention.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data reports.
  • Budget planning and management.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in reporting departments.

Appointment Date: Start date to be determined after acceptance of an offer and completion of criminal background check.

Application Deadline: Priority deadline is July 15, 2020.  Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

Responsibilities:

UNIV 101: Freshman Seminar:

  • Assist with development of UNIV 101 curriculum and instructor training.
  • Coordinate UNIV 101 Sections.
  • Teach UNIV 101 Sections.
  • Assist with recruitment and training of instructors and student success coaches.
  • Develop seminars for special populations (first-generation, transfer, international).

Early Tiger Alert:

  • Assist with Early Tiger Alert- call students who are flagged and help them get connected to their instructor, resources, support, etc. 
  • Develop and coordinate referrals to relevant university and community services and departments (mental health counseling, alcohol and drug counseling, accessibility accommodations, and other health-related concerns) when needed.
  • Oversee student employees for Early Tiger Alert management.

Student & Faculty Engagement:

  • Present and engage with students at Tiger Stripes.
  • Facilitate regular communication to engage students over the summer.
  • Develop campus-wide and external partnerships to support seminars.

Tutoring Services:

  • Oversee the campus-based peer tutoring program.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise peer tutors.

Reporting:

  • Prepare reports, make presentations to varied audiences (large & small groups) including students, staff, faculty and administrators.
  • Assist with program assessment, outcomes evaluation, and research efforts for all populations.

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Karen McCullough

KMcCullo@fhsu.edu

ABOUT HAYS, KS

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.



Department
Retention and Success Center


Job Posting Title
Assistant Director of Retention and Student Success


Job Description

Position Description: The Assistant Director of Retention and Student Success will be responsible for assisting in the coordination, planning, implementation, and evaluation of retention and student success initiatives. Reporting to the Director of Retention and Student Success, the Assistant Director will work closely with staff to design and facilitate data collection, provide insight on programs and initiatives, and present reports. The Assistant Director will foster collaborative partnerships with units across the institution with the primary goal of cultivating a culture that embraces retention and student success as an institutional beacon and a shared responsibility. The successful candidates will need to be able to organize and plan projects effectively, handle multiple work priorities and the ability to exercise good judgement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience working in Higher Education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competence in administration and student retention.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data reports.
  • Budget planning and management.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in reporting departments.

Appointment Date: Start date to be determined after acceptance of an offer and completion of criminal background check.

Application Deadline: Priority deadline is July 15, 2020.  Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

Responsibilities:

UNIV 101: Freshman Seminar:

  • Assist with development of UNIV 101 curriculum and instructor training.
  • Coordinate UNIV 101 Sections.
  • Teach UNIV 101 Sections.
  • Assist with recruitment and training of instructors and student success coaches.
  • Develop seminars for special populations (first-generation, transfer, international).

Early Tiger Alert:

  • Assist with Early Tiger Alert- call students who are flagged and help them get connected to their instructor, resources, support, etc. 
  • Develop and coordinate referrals to relevant university and community services and departments (mental health counseling, alcohol and drug counseling, accessibility accommodations, and other health-related concerns) when needed.
  • Oversee student employees for Early Tiger Alert management.

Student & Faculty Engagement:

  • Present and engage with students at Tiger Stripes.
  • Facilitate regular communication to engage students over the summer.
  • Develop campus-wide and external partnerships to support seminars.

Tutoring Services:

  • Oversee the campus-based peer tutoring program.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise peer tutors.

Reporting:

  • Prepare reports, make presentations to varied audiences (large & small groups) including students, staff, faculty and administrators.
  • Assist with program assessment, outcomes evaluation, and research efforts for all populations.

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Karen McCullough

KMcCullo@fhsu.edu

ABOUT HAYS, KS

Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.


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