Reporting to the Provost & Vice President of Academic
Affairs, the Director of Student Success/Title III SIP Project
Director is responsible for implementing NDMU’s Title III-support
Specialized Technology to Advance and Renew Teaching and Learning
(START-L) program. The START-L program includes: implementation of
a comprehensive early-alert/case management system for student
support; roll-out of a new Early College model, as well as
accelerated-degree options; training and professional development
for faculty and staff on technology and advising; and expansion of
evidence-based academic enrichment resources and techniques to
benefit NDMU’s traditional undergraduate population. This is a
grant-supported, full-time position and is subject to the
availability of funding post the end of the project (September 30,
- Provide leadership and coordination of all aspects of the Title
III-funded START-L project, including personnel, programmatic, and
- Maintain overall budget management of the project including
monitoring grant-funded and institutionally-funded General Ledger
lines related to the project, and reviewing and preparing
appropriate spending requests for project expenses.
- Produce required interim, final, and budget reports in
coordination with project personnel, institutional leadership, and
the University’s grant and business offices.
- Regularly consult with the Title III Steering Committee; and
coordinate and lead meetings of the Title III Working Group(s) to
set project expectations, timelines, and deliverables as set forth
in the program proposal.
- Lead and/or coordinate periodic student success focused
workshops and trainings for faculty and staff.
- Provide leadership and support to grant Project Coordinators,
Technology Coordinator, Tutoring Coordinator, and Case Manager to
ensure established goals are being achieved.
- Work collaboratively with a variety of institutional
stakeholders to ensure effective change management consistent with
the project goals.
- Gather, analyze, and summarize evaluation data necessary for
periodic, interim, final, and budget reports as required by
internal and external stakeholders.
- Ensure adherence to U.S. Department of Education statutory and
regulatory grant requirements.
Education: Master’s degree in a related field from an
accredited college or university is required. A bachelor’s degree
and additional years of relevant experience may substitute for the
Experience: Minimum four (4) years of professional
experience in higher education implementing student success
initiatives, which includes at least one (1) year of supervisory
experience, is required.
- Demonstrated experience implementing evidence-based strategies
to drive student retention and success, including utilizing an
integrated early alert/case management system.
- Excellent project management, organizational, and documentation
- Ability to self-motivate/direct and manage multiple competing
projects and deadlines.
- Ability to lead workshops and trainings for diverse
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication
skills, including strong report writing skills.
- Experience working with grant-funded projects preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook,
PowerPoint, etc.) required.
- Proficiency with Ellucian Colleague or similar ERP system
- Proficiency with EAB Navigate or similar early-alert/case
management software preferred.
Working Conditions: Normal office environment
(walking, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching, etc.). Light physical
demands such as bending, carrying, kneeling, lifting, and pushing
may be required. Some weekend and evening hours may be