Under the leadership of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
(VPAA) / Provost, this position provides a major leadership role
for the development, operation, and coordinated activities related
to student retention and success. Charged with facilitating the
academic success of lower-division students and undeclared major
students. Directs the work of Academic Advisement, General
Education, First-Year Experience, Honors Program, Student Success
Center, New Student Orientation, and TRiO Programs.
- Serve as the Chief Academic Success and Retention Officer in
the Division of Academic Affairs.
- Serve as the Chief Academic Officer for the University College
(administrative unit responsible for lower division programs).
- Provide vision, direction and leadership in establishing shared
standards, practices, processes, and metrics to improve student
academic success, retention, and graduation rates of students in
all academic departments.
- Advise the Provost/VPAA on student academic success and
retention strategies and initiatives, with focused attention on
students with 0-60 earned credits.
- Lead development and implementation of a strategic plan for
achieving improved student academic achievement and success.
- Coordinate with and support deans and chairs to design and
implement department and/or college-level academic success
initiatives. Liaise with associate deans or other dean designees to
facilitate and advance academic initiatives.
- Collaborate with associate provosts and other academic affairs
leaders in cross-functional teams as appropriate.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other university programs and
units in the planning and implementation of institutional academic
- Implement and coordinate evidence-based academic success
- Coordinate the implementation and effective use of a student
analytics/academic advisement management system.
- Assist in developing and broadly implementing advanced student
analytics across all academic units to improve academic success and
- Lead University College by significantly expanding and
advancing the quality of, and access to, lower division programs
and services to serve the southern Utah region.
- Collaborate with deans, chairs, faculty and curriculum
management to create new associate degree and certificate
- Supervise the directors of Academic Advisement and ensure
coordination and integration of academic advisement with other
units within academic affairs, student affairs, athletics and
- Supervise the Director of General Education and First Year
Experience, including the Trailblazer Connections course.
- Supervise the Director of New Student and Family Programs,
Director Student Outreach Programs, Director of Student Success,
Director of Student Support Services, University Registrar.
- Supervise the Director of the Honors Program.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- PhD, EdD or other terminal degree is required.
- University teaching, curriculum or instruction experience
- Five years or more of administrative experience in a college or
university academic unit.
- Familiarity and experience with the mission of lower division
academic programs or the community college mission, curriculum and
support services, associate degree and certificate programs,
academic preparation strategies, general education, first year
programs, and other academic success programs and initiatives.
- Demonstrated record of successful leadership in student
academic achievement, student success or retention-related program
in academic affairs.
- Demonstrated record of successful leadership in developing
innovative academic degree and/or support programs.
- Demonstrated record of successful leadership in academic
advisement, student academic success, academic preparation,
academic support assessment, and data analytics to support
effective retention and success initiatives.
- Experience with EAB Navigate-Student Success Platform strongly
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with faculty, staff and members of the university
- Leadership or desire for leadership in the profession of
student academic success as evidenced by presentations at
professional meetings and/or service to relevant professional
- Experience serving a diverse student population.
- Excellent leadership skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational
executive staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary
commensurate on qualifications and experience. Desired start date
of January 2023. Excellent benefits package included that begins on
start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance
and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate
tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as
paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See
under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins
September 19, 2022
; position open until
Submit application materials (including
resume contents and contact information for three professional
references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of
a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to
apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at
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