Title III Grant (2917)
Reporting to the Director of Title III, the Assistant Director
of Retention is a grant position that is funded through 2028. This
position provides oversight and guidance in program planning,
coordination, and early monitoring of students to increase student
retention. The Assistant Director of Retention will be responsible
for developing data driven strategies in support of the campus wide
retention plan and in supporting faculty and staff in developing
approaches that are appropriate for each department.
The position will be responsible using institutional and national
trends to identify student populations which are at higher risk of
not persisting and in supporting the development of specific plans
to address these challenges. Collaboration with institutional
research, student success, faculty and support staff is
Examples of Duties
- Partner with the Office of Institutional Research to develop a
system to track, analyze and share broadly key indicators on
student success and persistence
- Serves as lead for the roll out of a new advising case load
management platform, anticipated to be Navigate, and provide
workshops and professional development for advisors.
- Collaborates with Institutional Research to develop metrics for
tracking success in all student groups and report out this
- Support the development of the campus wide Retention Plan and
ensure that each element of the plan will be assessable.
- Monitor and report on the Retention Plan, including elements
developed by faculty departments, the Center for Student Success,
Student Life and other campus partners
- Use institutional data to identify areas in greatest risk
across all colleges and departments and use this information to
better inform the activities of the Title III grant team and the
- Provide support for the Director of SSAPT in submitting an
annual report to the Department of Education.
- Develops and shares best practices for retention
Required: Bachelor’s degree.
Preferred: Masters’ degree in an appropriate discipline, such as
higher education, student development, data analytics or a related
Required: Experience in working at an educational institution in a
role related to student success and/or student retention.
Preferred: Three years of experience in utilizing data to support
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The
work environment at Husson University is one of a relaxed
professional setting and faculty, staff, and students may possibly
share workspaces. The noise level in the work environment is
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