Executive Director of Student Success and Retention

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

As a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, Elizabeth City State University offers baccalaureate, professional, and master's degrees for a diverse student body. Our mission is to promote economic, social, and environmental progress for the people of northeastern North Carolina, the state, and the nation. Through teaching, research, and community engagement, the institution's rich heritage and its current multicultural student-centered focus provide a firm foundation for its endeavors. It serves the needs and aspirations of individuals and society; producing graduates for leadership roles and life-long learning.

The Office of Student Success assists all students in their transition and progress at the university. The advising protocols are a critical component of the unit’s efforts to offer students’ strong personal and academic development support to advance student progress and persistence. The unit provides a continuum of program initiatives and services to promote a successful college transition, student development and self-efficacy, academic and personal success, engagement, timely graduation, and lifelong learning from the first year to graduation. In addition, the unit works collaboratively with university and community stakeholders to support freshman retention; expanded learning and academic support services, intervention activities and events, building the student success culture, and enhancing pathways to timely graduation.

ECSU invites applications for an Executive Director of Student Success and Retention.  The Executive Director will provide oversight and supervision to academic advising, academic support services and retention within the Department of University Studies. This role will provide strategic direction, operations and oversight of all three areas in order to create a seamless structure to support retention and persistence practices at the institution. This position serves as the point person for first-year advising services, academic support resources, retention and completion practices. The Executive Director is also responsible for monitoring the overall student population’s advancement toward degree completion and graduation rates in order to develop a plan for improving student retention and graduation rates. Additionally, the position will serve as a liaison between University Studies and major departments to build opportunities for the unit and faculty collaboration for retention and persistence partnerships. Occasional work may be required beyond normal working hours which includes evenings and weekends.

Requirements: A Master’s degree in Counseling, Education, a specific discipline, or a related field with a minimum of five years of experience (5+ years preferred) working in retention, academic recovery and support, student success, academic advising, teaching, and/or within other student success initiatives. Three years of supervisory experience is required. Doctoral degree and 5+ years of supervisory experience preferred.

Application Process: Submit letter of application, resume, copies of certifications, transcripts and three (3) professional reference letters via Elizabeth City State University online employment site at https://jobs.ecsu.edu.

Elizabeth City State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants for employment, faculty, staff and students regardless of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, age, disabling condition or political affiliation, except where religion, sex or age are bona fide job related employment requirements.

Under Federal requirements (Fair Credit Reporting Act), ECSU will conduct a criminal background report for all final candidates for all positions and appointments. Credit and/or driving record reports will be completed on final candidates for positions and appointments that have financial or driving responsibilities as part of the job duties.