This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the
provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes
the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Director Graduate Student Success
Commensurate with education and experience.
Graduate Studies Office
Division of Academic Affairs
Open Until Filled
Educational and Experience Requirement
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counselor Education,
Communications, Psychology, or a related field. Master’s degree or
higher strongly preferred. Five years of experience in a related
field. Experience in an institution of higher education is
desirable. A combination of education, experience, and training
that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be
Nature & Purpose of Position
Performs complex and highly advanced managerial work providing
direction and guidance in student success programming and planning
for The Graduate School.
Provides leadership, strategic planning and program development,
staff management, and resource maximization for The Graduate
School. Develops and maintains academic support programs designed
to enhance graduate student success. Oversees recruitment of new
graduate students and development of professional relationships
with personnel of other institutions of higher learning.
Responsible for organizing, planning, and evaluating personnel,
work assignments, supervision, training, and technical direction of
staff related to recruitment and retention. Evaluates programs and
services to identify areas of strengths and necessary improvements.
Ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws,
University policy and divisional directives. Provides accurate and
timely reports to professional staff. Makes decisions about
objectives, operating procedures, and policies related to
recruitment and student support services. Responsible for budget
and expenditures relevant to department goals. Serves on committees
as requested. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Provides leadership and oversight to a department. Must exhibit a
high level of professionalism and maturity, executive ability, and
a keen understanding of protocol. Serves as a representative of The
Graduate School to different groups of internal and external
constituents. Ability to organize work effectively and prioritizes
objectives. Ability to exercise discretion, excellent reasoning,
and independent judgment. Assists in the development of policies
and operational procedures for the overall department. Skilled in
directing multiple tasks, setting priorities, and organizing
operations. Asset and fiscal resources management skills preferred.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with
administration, faculty, staff, and the public. Strong
communication skills, both orally and written. Requires critical
judgment for the department, in which very serious consequences on
decision-making can occur. Interprets and applies complex
directives, policies, regulations, statues, and procedures, and/or
written guidelines for a department or major work group. Experience
with grant writing would be helpful.
This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (
Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during
off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the
Full Time Part Time
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free
Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status,
citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran
status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender
identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at
will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional
terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require
background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.
Security and Fire Safety Report
Optional DocumentsScreening Questions
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- Reference Contact Information
- Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you learn about this position?
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and
- HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
- Association for Women in Science
- TWC - Work in Texas
- Inside Higher Ed
- Higher Ed Jobs
- HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
- SHSU Website
- SHSU Employee
- SHSU Recruiter
- If your response to the question above was 'Other' please
indicate from what source.
(Open Ended Question)