Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic
tradition of academic excellence in the liberal art and is strongly
committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These
values are central to our mission
. We strive
for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and
supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is
committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately
seeks out multiple perspectives.
The Xavier University Student Success Center has adopted an
enhanced mission to support the holistic, academic needs of all
students. The Assistant Director, Student Success Center position
is aligned with important university and EMSS retention and
persistence goals, whereby the Assistant Director provide
developmental, appreciative and intrusive advising to their
caseload of students and beyond. Through the understanding of
persistence research and predictive modeling, the Assistant
Director will proactively and strategically outreach to all
students with the following goals:
- Educate students to navigate the University and understand
policies, procedures, and deadlines;
- Monitor the progress and performance of students, particularly
those whom the coach considers to be at risk,
- Assist students with setting goals and creating customized
- Provide comprehensive and individualized academic
- Refer students on an individual basis to appropriate academic,
career, health, social, financial and spiritual resources on
In addition to one-on-one success coaching sessions, the Assistant
Director will offer group advising and workshops, sometimes during
evening/weekend hours and possibly in alternate locations.
Assistant Director is expected to apply current research to
autonomously make strategic and data-driven decisions with regard
to caseloads. Position will also independently collaborate with
campus partners in support of the students in their caseload.
Position may teach Goa, assist in the training of new faculty/staff
advisors at Xavier, support faculty/staff in the use of advising
software, create and publish reports, use data to effectively
inform decisions, aid in the supervision of student staff, serve on
committees, and more.
The expectation is the Assistant Director will serve students
face-to-face Monday to Friday, 8:30-5pm, as well as some evenings
during high volume times.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree and two or
more years of experience working in an education setting with
students who are low-income or first generation college students.
The Assistant Director should have a demonstrated ability to work
effectively with unique populations of students, e.g., students of
color, transfer students, students on probation/returning from
dismissal, exploratory (undecided) majors.
Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we
welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite
applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other
individuals who are under-represented in the work force.
To ensure consideration, interested/qualified applicants must
submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information
of three professional references on Xavier University's website by
August 12, 2021
. Candidates are asked to include in their
cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute
to Xavier's commitment to diversity and inclusion.