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Assistant Director for Student Success and Transitions

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: CoAS - Curric & Acad Outcomes - 208650
Pay Grade: A - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you an experienced student advising professional seeking an opportunity to advance your career and work in a collaborative, exciting, and thriving environment? Our role as Assistant Director for Student Success and Transitions may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for! We are a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff at a Catholic, Marianist research university searching for a candidate to provide outstanding support service to our students.This full-time, benefit-eligible position offers health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, vacation/sick accrual, and holiday pay.

Position helps to develop, coordinate, and execute the CAS Student Success and retention initiatives for Students in collaboration with Assistant Deans. This person is the primary point of contact for communication in both directions between the dean's office and the CAS faculty advisors and campus partners regarding student success intervention, transfer students, and students in transition between majors. Collaborates directly with CAS Associate Dean for Curriculum and Student Academic Success, and CAS Assistant Deans. Position develops and executes strategy for Student Success Outreach through SSN and communicates with and trains advisors to best utilize the Student Success Network to do student outreach. Position is responsible for teaching one section of ASI 160 and one section of ASI 170 advising students, and monitoring their Student Success Network flags until they have declared a major. Position works with assistant deans to provide and distribute information related to midterm grades, probation, and dismissal. Position is responsible for synthesizing and summarizing decisions and promulgating changes in policies and procedures via multiple methods of communication. Position acts as a liaison to the SSN Steering Committee and the Academic Intervention and Response Team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
Four years of full-time experience in a college or university academic office
Four years of experience advising college or university students, coordinating student academic advising, success/retention strategies, or interventions
Experience or training that demonstrates the ability to use Word, Excel, e-mail or similar software applications to produce reports, written correspondence, create and maintain spreadsheets and reports
Commitment to working with diverse populations
Success with coordinating programming for college/university curriculum
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with faculty members and students
Ability to accurately record and promulgate decisions
Successful experience managing assigned workload to meet predetermined deadlines
Ability to independently compose office correspondence and to accurately proofread written
material, identify and correct errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling. Interest in working to increase undergraduate student success, retention, and persistence.
Ability to learn Banner and Cognos IT systems
Ability to learn DegreeWorks

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Master’s Degree
Knowledge of University of Dayton academic and curriculum structures, policies and procedures
Demonstrated successful experience with overnight event scheduling and planning. Knowledge of the unique needs of a student centered environment
Experience working across university divisions
Ability to bring together multiple documents, policies, procedures into a coherent whole. Successful experience keeping track of details
Experience with Gmail
Experience with Google Docs/Drive
Proficiency in the use of technology such as Banner and Cognos IT systems
Proficiency in the use of DegreeWorks
Knowledge of and sensitivity to Catholic and Marianist values of the University of Dayton

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.
Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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