Director of Student Success


Position Information

University Code 35411 University Title Director, Student Services University Job Family Student Services ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search National Working Title Director of Student Success Position Number 591840 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department SOEDeanOff: Student Services Center Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The VCU School of Education aims to be the leader in urban education through leveraging existing resources and talents among our faculty, centers and institutes, and relationships with agencies in the community to expand innovation, excellence, and impact in schools, communities, families, and children. We prepare effective and highly skilled teachers, counselors, school administrators, higher education faculty, and other education professionals committed to addressing challenges in urban schools, communities, and families. Ranked as #10 for best grad online programs of education and #16 of public schools of education by U.S. News & World Report, the VCU School of Education focuses its teaching, interdisciplinary research, and development efforts on issues of educational equity, social justice, and the complexities of poverty that impact student learning and family engagement.

The VCU School of Education seeks an experienced higher education leader who is student-focused, innovative, creative, data-informed, and results-oriented. Working under the general direction and administrative guidance of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, the Director for Student Success will have responsibility for strategic, programmatic, and management functions that support the mission of the School of Education and its role within the broader university. Through a critical lens of and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and antiracist practices in higher education student services, the new leader will bring experience in a broad range of student programs and services; leading promising practices for increased student retention and success; experience with academic advising for undergraduate and/or graduate students; the ability to support students from varying backgrounds and experiences; and exceptional program management skills. The Director will be expected to help implement an integrated student support system that facilitates both academic achievement and career success for School of Education students.

Minimum Hiring Standards

-Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling, organizational behavior, or a similar field;
-Five to seven years of relevant student affairs experience, including progressive management responsibilities and demonstrated experience in academic advising;
-Team-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills;
-Demonstrated practice in advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them;
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU ;
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
-Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including the ability to identify and resolve complex administrative problems.

Preferred Hiring Standards

-Experience administering retention programs at the graduate or undergraduate level;
-Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with data analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and initiatives as it pertains to student success.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $71,500-75,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 hours Normal Work Days/Hours Monday- Friday Job Open Date 04/13/2021 Posting will close on or before 05/12/2021 Open Until Filled No Job Category Miscellaneous Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/104956 Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our well-being as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

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