The University seeks a full-time, 12-month, Director of Student Success for its Center for Student Success on the Mount Vernon main campus. The position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Success & Retention and is available immediately, upon appointment of a successful candidate. A full complement of benefits is provided, including a health care plan, retirement contributions, and tuition assistance, each subject to associated waiting periods. The candidate will also receive generous holidays, and vacation and sick days earned on an accrual basis.
Responsibilities for this position include the following:
Direct the mission, program development, and assessment measures for the Center for Student Success (CSS) so students can easily access resources to help them set and reach academic goals:
Hire, train, develop, and supervise the professional staff of the CSS, including the Academic Enrichment Coordinator, the Accessibility Coordinator, and the Student Success and Testing Specialist
Assess curriculum within the CSS, including HUM-1013 and CSS-1012, as well as Supplemental Instruction on an annual basis and make recommendations to the AVP for Student Success and Retention
Hire faculty for HUM-1013 and CSS-1012 with preference to previous instructors of CSS courses and qualified Student Success and Retention staff
Administer the CSS budget
Set the tone for welcoming and inclusive office administration.
Coordinate all student success interventions through the CSS:
Research and implement student success best practices, including training professional staff in student success coaching
Manage the MVNU Academic Alert system
Monitor results from the Pulse Survey and use them for student success interventions;
Monitor student attendance and enforce University attendance policy
Manage intervention for at-risk cohorts such as students on academic probation, Nease Institute students, conditionally admitted students, and Student Academic Life Committee (SALC) re-admitted students
Track student success cases and use of resources to measure student success outcomes.
Collaborate with faculty and staff to organize outreach to struggling students:
Co-chair the Student Wellness Group with the Director of Residence Life
Chair the SALC
Serve as ex officio member of the Admissions Committee
Facilitate strategy and communication between faculty, the Registrar, Student Life, Residence Life, Counseling Services, and the CSS.
Serve as the Nease Institute Director (Summer Bridge Program):
Collaborate with the AVP for Student Success and Retention on program design, structure, and budget for the annual Nease Institute
Supervise the Nease Institute professional staff
Organize institute housing for participants and student leaders
Provide a few programs at each institute such as presentations to students and parents, teaching sessions, and morning devotions
Write and submit the annual report and final budget to the institute donor.
Work with AVP for Student Success and Retention on CSS projects and initiatives, including those related to the Title III grant initiatives, for the duration of the grant
Other duties as assigned.
Expectations for the successful candidate:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred
Evangelical Christian statement of faith, experience, and mission fit
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Up-to-date knowledge of best practices in retention and student success
Ability to learn and use up-to-date digital tools and to make data-informed decisions
Ability to work collaboratively across divisional lines
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Encouraging and motivating leadership
Supervisory experience preferred
To be considered for this position, please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the application, found at: http://mvnu.edu/jobs . Applicants submitting materials via email should attach either a Microsoft Word or .PDF File. Alternatively, materials can be faxed to (740-397-1005), or mailed to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.
About Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send the following: application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, and evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two-page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page stateme...nt of faith.
Applicants are required to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.