This position reports to the Associate Provost and assists in enrollment growth by enhancing student access, student success programs, support services and programs, and high-impact experiences. While the work of the Director of Student Success and Engagement should benefit all students, particular focus will be placed on regional, underrepresented students, broadly defined to include first-generation students, low-income students, students of color, and other students who may face discrimination and other challenges to academic access and success due to their personal identity.
This position includes the following responsibilities:
Oversee, develop, and expand the Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program, including increasing the number of students admitted provisionally.
Increase college access (e.g., summer bridge programs, high school embedded programs, collaborations with technical colleges, Phoenix Start, Achieve Brown County, etc.) for underrepresented students by partnering with Admissions and Enrollment Services.
Work with Student Affairs (e.g., MultiEthnic Student Affairs, Pride Center, etc.) and other campus programs to better support academic success of underrepresented students.
Develop and track academic benchmarks for GPS and related programs.
Recruit and chair a cross-campus steering committee for GPS and related programs with the intent to improve student engagement and success.
Partner with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) to 1) promote, expand, and coordinate opportunities for student participation in high-impact experiences (e.g., undergraduate research, internships, service learning, etc.), with emphasis on increasing opportunities for, and participation by, underrepresented students and 2) expand faculty capacity to support student success.
Serve on appropriate committees, such as, but not limited to, the University Accreditation and Assessment Committee (UAAC), the General Education Committee (GEC), and the Instructional Development Committee (IDC).
Seek extramural funding for programs benefiting underrepresented student academic access, engagement, and success.
Oversee First Year Seminars (FYS), provide support and faculty development for FYS, including supervising the Peer Mentor Program, and coordinate FYS and GPS programs.
Develop and expand resources, services, and programs for transfer students to assist in enrollment growth with this population.
Develop and expand resources, services, and programs for sophomore students to assist student retention and completion.
Develop institutional capacity to identify and assist at-risk students through early alert systems, predictive analytics, and CRM systems.
Teach appropriate coursework as necessary and as time allows (up to a 6-credit load per academic year).
MA or MS from an accredited institution in a relevant field related to the job functions
Two years' experience developing and managing student access and success programs
Experience working with underrepresented students
Knowledge of current pedagogical practices, especially high-impact practices and experiences
Experience with data analytical tools to develop and track benchmarks
Active engagement with higher education research and scholarship
Demonstrated leadership skills
Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a relevant field related to the job functions
Earned, or potential to earn, tenured faculty status
The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.
Conditions of Appointment
Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, etc. Occasional evening and and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor as needed.
Position is a full-time Limited appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.
Salary range of $85,000-$90,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,
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Select "Director of Student Success and Engagement"
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:
Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:
Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
Name and contact information for three references
Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.
If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:
Phone: (920) 465-2977
To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).