Career Opportunities

Student Affairs

Director of Student Success and Engagement


Posting Date

11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Director of Student Success and Engagement
UW System Title:  Special Assistant

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Associate Provost and assists in enrollment growth by enhancing student access, student success programs, support services and programs, and high-impact experiences.  While the work of the Director of Student Success and Engagement should benefit all students, particular focus will be placed on regional, underrepresented students, broadly defined to include first-generation students, low-income students, students of color, and other students who may face discrimination and other challenges to academic access and success due to their personal identity.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee, develop, and expand the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program, including increasing the number of students admitted provisionally.
  • Increase college access (e.g., summer bridge programs, high school embedded programs, collaborations with technical colleges, Phoenix Start, Achieve Brown County, etc.) for underrepresented students by partnering with Admissions and Enrollment Services.
  • Work with Student Affairs (e.g., MultiEthnic Student Affairs, Pride Center, etc.) and other campus programs to better support academic success of underrepresented students.
  • Develop and track academic benchmarks for GPS and related programs.
  • Recruit and chair a cross-campus steering committee for GPS and related programs with the intent to improve student engagement and success.
  • Partner with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) to 1) promote, expand, and coordinate opportunities for student participation in high-impact experiences (e.g., undergraduate research, internships, service learning, etc.), with emphasis on increasing opportunities for, and participation by, underrepresented students and 2) expand faculty capacity to support student success.
  • Serve on appropriate committees, such as, but not limited to, the University Accreditation and Assessment Committee (UAAC), the General Education Committee (GEC), and the Instructional Development Committee (IDC).
  • Seek extramural funding for programs benefiting underrepresented student academic access, engagement, and success.
  • Oversee First Year Seminars (FYS), provide support and faculty development for FYS, including supervising the Peer Mentor Program, and coordinate FYS and GPS programs.
  • Develop and expand resources, services, and programs for transfer students to assist in enrollment growth with this population.
  • Develop and expand resources, services, and programs for sophomore students to assist student retention and completion.
  • Develop institutional capacity to identify and assist at-risk students through early alert systems, predictive analytics, and CRM systems.
  • Teach appropriate coursework as necessary and as time allows (up to a 6-credit load per academic year).

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA or MS from an accredited institution in a relevant field related to the job functions
  • Two years' experience developing and managing student access and success programs
  • Experience working with underrepresented students
  • Knowledge of current pedagogical practices, especially high-impact practices and experiences
  • Experience with data analytical tools to develop and track benchmarks
  • Active engagement with higher education research and scholarship
  • Demonstrated leadership skills


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a relevant field related to the job functions
  • Earned, or potential to earn, tenured faculty status

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.  Occasional evening and and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor as needed.

Position is a full-time Limited appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Salary

Salary range of $85,000-$90,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

BENEFIT DETAILS
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Director of Student Success and Engagement"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.
 

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Name and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Vicki Nellis
Phone:  (920) 465-2977
Email:  nellisv@uwgb.edu  

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.