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Assistant Director, Student Success 998318

Employer
Xavier University
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 action plans,
  • Provide comprehensive and individualized academic advising,
  • Refer students on an individual basis to appropriate academic, career, health, social, financial and spiritual resources on campus.


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.

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