Director of Academic Success and
Medaille College is accepting applications for a leader of
student success and persistence. This position will work with units
across the college to develop clear pathways for student success.
This position will articulate a vision and create clear pathways
for student success. The focus will be on increasing faculty
engagement with students in advising, developing an academic
support program that builds on best practices in student academic
development, key curricular components of the general education
program, and a holistic and collaborative approach to persistence
across the campus.
The Director for Academic Success and Persistence is a
professional staff member responsible for the development and
oversight of campus wide plans, strategies, and implementation of
programs related to student success. In this role, the Director
will work with departments across campus to identify best-practices
to support student success within specific areas. The Director will
oversee the Advising office, and the Academic Support Center, which
includes tutoring, accessibility services, and first-year
experience. The Director convenes and manages the Retention
Council. The Director will supervise personnel and programs of the
offices under its purview and will work with members of the
Academic Council, Program Directors and faculty to promote student
success among all populations. In addition, the Director
collaborates with the directors of student support programs. The
successful candidate will be building this effort in collaboration
with admissions and financial aid at the beginning of a student’s
time with Medaille College, faculty and academic programs during
their time as a student, and career services in anticipation of
their post-Medaille career.
- Terminal degree in an education-related field preferred;
master’s degree required.
- Administrative experience with evidence of a goal oriented
- An ability to lead and build collaborative teams.
- Passion and experience in working with first generation
students and those who come to college with a broad range of levels
of preparation and from diverse backgrounds. A strong collegial
Medaille College, located in the City of Buffalo, New York,
serves a large number of students from diverse backgrounds
reflecting a variety of different academic needs. Our traditional
undergraduate population includes international, transfer,
first-generation, full Tap and Pell eligible, as well as students
utilizing accessibility services. Medaille recruits the
majority of its students from Western New York. Referred to as
Buffalo’s college of opportunity, Medaille has been known for its
innovative and flexible delivery of educational programs including
online degree programs, night classes, and professional graduate
programs in multiple formats. Medaille is a growing, private,
four-year, liberal arts-based college (www.medaille.edu).
Our evolving student demographic reflects the needs of the
urban, suburban and rural communities that our students represent.
Understanding that some local school districts are under-resourced,
Medaille College is looking to provide holistic student support
services that will have a substantive impact in the areas of
academics, persistence and retention. As an institution, we are
aware that underperforming public-school systems combined with
challenging economic realities of the region, results in a high
percentage of underprepared, high needs. We value diversity,
equity, and inclusion and are eager to welcome a new colleague who
shares those values.
Cover letter, resume and three references should be
electronically submitted to Barbara Bilotta, Director of Human
Resources, Medaille College. Please refer to www.medaille.edu/jobs to apply.
Review of applications will continue until position is
filled. No phone calls please.
Medaille College invites applications from all qualified
applicants. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to
a diverse faculty, staff and student body and we support faculty
development within a collegial team atmosphere.