Academic Advising, Academic Support Services, First Year Experience
Academic Services fosters lifelong learning, as well as personal, academic, and professional development with a focus on retention and student success. Implemented in collaboration with various campus stakeholders, the existing Latino Student Success (LSS) Programs are administered through Academic Services and provide a multi-faceted approach to assisting Latinx students during their time at CBU. The LSS programs are made possible by private grants that fund scholarships and programmatic support over the next eight years. This commitment to providing education that is affordable and accessible to all students parallels that of John Baptist de la Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers.
The Program Director for Next Generation Student Success will expand and strengthen existing structures in order to implement a framework of holistic programming designed to recruit and support historically underrepresented students, including LSS Scholars. The Program Director will supervise all aspects of programming efforts and contribute to the development of effective practices to enhance the success and retention of all CBU students, with special attention and support provided to Dreamers, first generation, and other underrepresented or non-traditional students.
The Program Director will:
Cultivate an inclusive and welcoming campus community that is student-ready, with particular attention to the needs and concerns of Dreamers, Latinx, first generation, low income, and otherwise underrepresented or non-traditional students;
Create, implement, and coordinate proactive and reactive retention and completion programming geared toward historically underserved populations, including individualized and culturally-relevant academic, social, and financial support for undergraduate students;
Serve as program advisor and liaison for theDream.US and Latino Student Success Scholars;
Operationalize an institutional definition of first gen students; implement programming and support resources for first generation college students;
Work with CBU and community stakeholders (i.e., Dean of Academic Services, CBU Admissions, Student Life, Voices United, ¡HOLA CBU!, Latino Memphis, Conexión Americas, theDream.US, Center for First-Generation Student Success, and Equal Chance for Education) to develop and implement strategic goals and objectives for all programs and specialized support structures and/or interventions;
Manage data collection, tracking of student progress, trends in the field, and evaluation of programs and initiatives to ensure continued relevance to meet evolving student needs;
Analyze data relevant to opportunity gaps, retention, attrition, persistence, and graduation and make appropriate recommendations to the Dean of Academic Services;
Develop information sheets, brochures and other materials, as necessary; secure professional translation services to advance key messages and outreach initiatives; help manage social media and other communication platforms;
Manage grant and program funding; provide data driven reports to be submitted to program funders;
Serve as an integral member of the Academic Services team, including leveraging adjacent student success resources to meet the needs of targeted student populations;
Serve on appropriate university committees to foster broader awareness and institutionalized support for next gen student success initiatives;
Occasional travel to raise awareness and promote the program to potential applicants, including presentations at secondary schools and community groups, and fundraising efforts;
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Master's degree in a related field
Three or more years' work experience in academic advising and/or student success programming for underprepared and at-risk college students
High level of cultural competency, potentially demonstrated through experience in multicultural programming, familiarity with DACA program and associated requirements, and/or experience working with Latinx or first gen student populations
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Spanish
Experience managing reporting processes, including collecting, analyzing and managing data
Understanding of federal privacy laws (FERPA)
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, and Excel
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Knowledge of Ellucian Banner, DegreeWorks or other advising/retention related software; Machforms, Guidebook, SurveyMonkey, MailChimp, or similar technology tools
Experience recruiting students for college-level programs
Budget and grant management experience
Please complete the online application and provide a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three references with your application.
About Christian Brothers University
CBU is committed to creating and maintaining a rigorous and enriching learning experience for our students by providing them the best instruction and support by a superior faculty and staff. CBU encourages opportunities to celebrate diversity in an environment that prepares our students to be global citizens. CBU is an attractive and safe campus environment, and it is quite possibly one of the friendliest campuses anywhere.
If you would like to contribute to these hallmarks of a CBU education, please consider applying for our faculty or staff vacancies through these current employment opportunities.
Christian Brothers University is a Catholic university in the student-centered tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. CBU fosters academic excellence in a range of programs to prepare students from all faiths and backgrounds for careers and lives informed by the Lasallian values of faith, service, and community.
Christian Brothers University offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment, regardless of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin or disability.