Associate Director of Academic Transitions

Institution & Website University of Nevada, Las Vegas – UNLV
Job Title: Associate Director of Academic Transitions
Duties & Responsibilities: The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for Associate Director of Academic Transitions, Academic Success Center [17395]. PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. ROLE of the POSITION The Academic Success Center (ASC) is seeking a dynamic, full-time Associate Director of Academic Transitions. This professional position will serves as a key member of the ASC Executive Team to coordinate, develop, and advance ASC courses, which includes COLA 100E: First-Year Seminar (FYS) for Exploring Majors, Second-Year Seminars (SYS) for Exploring Majors, and other potential offerings and deliveries. The Associate Director’s greatest responsibility is coordinating COLA 100E, which is the largest FYS program at UNLV that serves over 600 students every academic year. COLA 100E is a 3-credit general education course offered in small class sizes (most often 20-25 students) and taught primarily by faculty-in-residence, lecturers, and part-time instructors. COLA 100E has a standardized curriculum that is based on empirical research and national best practices. The Associate Director will be responsible for faculty recruitment, extensive training, supervision, assessment, and other forms of evaluation. The Associate Director will also teach a 4/0 FYS load (or equivalent) in addition to developing and advancing curriculum. The Associate Director generally oversees the ASC academic coordination of UNLV’s Exploring Majors and will be involved in other retention, progression, and completion (RPC) programs and Top Tier projects. For instance, this position will serve as the ASC academic faculty representative on imperative campus-wide committees and initiatives. Other duties will be assigned by the Associate Dean, Director of Academic Transitions, and members of the Dean’s Office. The Associate Director will be the second highest rank within the Academic Transition unit, and assumes the leadership of the unit in the absence of the Director. QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for the Associate Director of Academic Transitions, candidates must possess at minimum a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Required work experience includes each of the following: • Teaching first-year seminars/experience courses at a college or university • Two or more years of experience working at a college or university Preferred work experience includes each of the following: • Curriculum development • Higher education management, including faculty • Involvement in the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience Strong candidates should possess the following: • Knowledge regarding national empirical research and best practices surrounding first-year seminars • Interpersonal, organization, and oral and written communication skills • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities • High professional standards, attention to detail, and strong customer service orientation • Positive, professional attitude • Team orientation • Knowledge of UNLV and academic success programs • Punctuality Finalist applicants will be subject to a background check. SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. APPLICATION DETAILS Applicants are required to submit each of the three following material components: 1) A letter of interest, 2) a detailed resume/CV listing qualifications and experience, and 3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. As mentioned, finalist applicants will be subject to a background check. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on March 13, 2017. Best consideration will be gained for applicants who submitted all required materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Apply Here:
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Starting Date: July 1, 2016 Position is open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by February 18, 2016.
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Associate Director, Academic Success Center

Institution & Website Northcentral University
Job Title Associate Director, Academic Success Center
Duties & Responsibilities The Associate Director leads a team of part-time virtual Academic Coaches, who are responsible for providing academic assistance to Northcentral University students in a variety of forms, including synchronous and asynchronous individual and group coaching sessions, tutorials, and webinars. Coaches assist students at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in developing competence in written communication and quantitative reasoning. Essential Functions • Independently direct and supervise all functions of the Academic Success Center in support of the university mission • Serve as the primary advocate for the Academic Success Center • Develop and implement assessment of student learning and continuous improvement programs to measure Academic Success Center effectiveness and make improvements based on the results • Develop and implement a quality assurance program to ensure that the content and process of coaching sessions and associated documentation meet expectations • Collect meaningful data and generate reports to be shared both within Learning Resources and across other departments • Monitor and continuously improve processes so that students are directed to the most appropriate resources, given their particular learning needs • Provide strategic leadership for the coordination and management of Academic Success Center services and the integration of emerging technologies and trends • Oversee strategic planning, department reviews, budgeting, accreditation tasks, resource management, and overall Academic Success Center policy and procedure planning and development • Negotiate contracts with vendors vigorously • Maintain strong collaborative relationships within the Academic Success Center, Learning Resources, and university • Work closely with stakeholders in all schools to support student learning • Incorporate appropriate technologies within the learning philosophy of the university to support its distance education programs • Provide creative leadership for design of webpages used by faculty and students • Collaborate with school leaders to integrate written communication and quantitative reasoning across the curriculum • Ensure that students who are referred to the Academic Success Center are supported fully with respect to their unique growth area(s) • Collaborate with other departments / institutions supporting students • Coordinate/establish cooperative agreements needed with other institutions / organizations • Foster an organizational culture based upon respect, service, teamwork, professional growth, and responsibility • Serve on various committees of the institution and represent the Academic Success Center on professional committees both locally and nationally • Seek external support for program initiatives • Investigate and implement new ideas and innovations in academic coaching • Help the Academic Success Center to evolve with the changing needs of students • Publicize Academic Success Center services and resources via various and appropriate means on a regular basis • Actively engage in professional development, research, and publication/ presentation of knowledge • Fill in for Academic Success Center team members on PTO when another team member with the same skillset is not available • Participate in required training, coaching, and other professional development • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position
Requirements Master’s degree and experience managing an academic coaching center are required
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Associate Director for Student Success

Institution & Website UNC Charlotte – University Center for Academic Excellence –
Job Title Associate Director for Student Success
Duties & Responsibilities The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks an Associate Director for Student Success in the University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE). This is a full-time, 12 month position. The Associate Director for Student Success leads programs within the University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) focused on the success and retention of academically at­risk students. This includes the 49er Rebound program, UCOL 1300 Academic Success Seminar course support and faculty development, Students Obtaining Success (SOS) peer mentoring, and the 49er Focus educational workshop series. The Associate Director focuses on developing strategies to help at­risk students learn skills and strategies to succeed in courses, attain academic success, and progress to graduation. The Associate Director is a member of the Senior Staff of the UCAE, providing leadership to the development, administration, evaluation, and research activities related to students’ success; additionally, the Associate Director participates in university, division, and departmental committees and activities. For more information about the UCAE office and programs, please visit The UCAE strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues. Therefore, we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal.
Requirements Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or related discipline from an accredited university required. Minimum of five years of experience in higher education or relevant field required. Experience with program development, administration, and evaluation required. Experience working with at-risk students and with academic support and retention programs strongly preferred. Supervision and training experience required. Strong analysis and oral and written communication skills are essential.
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Review of applications will begin August 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
Submit the Following Information:  Only electronic submissions will be accepted. To apply, visit and search for posting number 001356 under EPA Staff. Attach the following with application: letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references. UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Finalists are subject to criminal background check. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte ( is a diverse campus with 28,000 students and a wide range of bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs. UNC Charlotte is located in a dynamic urban region of 1.8 million people.

Associate Director of the Academic Success Center

Institution & Website Southern Connecticut State University
Job Title: Associate Director of the Academic Success Center
Duties & Responsibilities: Southern Connecticut State University seeks a dynamic individual and proven team player to serve as the Associate Director of the Academic Success Center. As an intentionally diverse and student-centered university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston. Reporting to the Director of the Academic Success Center, the Associate Director of the Academic Success Center will assist the Director in the overall management of the Academic Success Center including: helping students to improve their academic performance; providing oversight of the tutoring specific services; delivering academic specific workshops; and serving as a vital resource to students, faculty, and staff in the capacity of an academic success coach. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience with best practices for an Academic Success Center in the following areas: tutoring and writing support; curriculum and instruction design; an understanding of how students learn; academic workshops; and academic success coaching. Additionally, the ideal candidate will understand the mission of a public university in an urban setting, be able to develop innovative academic support programming specific to Southern’s student population and have experience supervising students and/or staff, managing projects independently, and working with diverse student populations. The preferred candidate will be able to articulate a vision for the role of the academic success center in higher education; demonstrate success with partnerships across campus; communicate a strong passion for making a difference in the lives of students through academic support initiatives; have knowledge in cognitive development and learning; and be resourceful and creative. A Master’s degree in counseling, education, student development, or related field and a minimum of four years of experience in academic/learning support including experience in one or more of the following areas: tutoring, writing support, curriculum and instruction design, academic workshops, academic success coaching, or other related areas are required. For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Karen Morcaldi at Review of applications will begin on November 30th and the position will remain open until filled.
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Open Until Filled
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