Posting Number 2019-5622 Location US-NY-New York Posted Date 2019-02-07 Union N/A School/Division University Enrollment Management (WS1960) Department Name : Office of Student Success FT/PT Full-Time
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Success in the Division of Enrollment Management, the Senior Director provides innovative leadership and oversight in the areas of strategic planning, communication, program development, and assessment of activities that support the university goals of increasing retention and graduation, and enhancing the student experience. The Senior Director partners with students, faculty, and colleagues across campus to implement and measure student success efforts, particularly in areas that positively affect academic engagement, social engagement and belonging, affordability, and students' ability to navigate the university. The Senior Director utilizes data and available evidence to understand patterns and trends to turn insights into collective action. The position will play a vital role in supporting the University's student success goals.
Required Education: Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related area.
Preferred Education: Doctoral Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related area.
Required Experience: 7+ years progressively responsible professional experience in enrollment management, student affairs, and/or student success-related areas in a higher education environment.
Preferred Experience: 7+ years experience leading complex and interdependent student success efforts across academic and co-curricular areas in a higher education setting with the goals of improving student retention, graduation and the overall student experience. Leading committees and working groups to achieve said goals. Creating new programs or initiatives with associated measures for success.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Broad understanding of student services (academic and co-curricular); Experience developing and measuring interventions and leading organizational change to address both curricular and social barriers to student success; General knowledge of the range of student retention theories and models and the means by which to assess those theories and models in practice; An understanding of the current research, including promising practices in student success and retention, student transition and development, behavioral science, and community and belonging in order to positively affect key goals and outcomes; An analytical understanding of the factors impacting student retention, satisfaction, belonging, and graduation rates and the ability to use that analysis to recommend, develop, implement and assess practical interventions and process improvements are essential to success in this role; Proven ability to work across complex organizations, such as a research university, and lead a diverse team to achieve key priorities and outcomes; Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences including students and their families, alumni, advisors, faculty and other administrators.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Research skills (e.g. ability to interpret and communicate evidence from data), project management
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.