College/Division: Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Department: SAAS Student Life
Advertised Salary Range: 46896
Advertised Job Summary:
The assistant director for retention programs will oversee retention and peer programs for historically marginalized identities for the office of Multicultural Student Affairs. These programs assist in the recruitment, retention and matriculation needs of historically marginalized students at the University of South Carolina. The assistant director will be responsible for the strategic direction in improving academic success and retention for students including, but not limited peer mentor program development, student support services, program assessment and student evaluation that will not only aid in the retention of historically marginalized student identities but their progression to on-time graduation.
Primary duties include:
In partnership with campus partners, coordinate student recruitment and retention activities, develop effective advising, evaluation, and intervention systems for historically marginalized students to provide a sense of belonging, cultural and academic support to assist in the matriculation of students.
Provide individual support to students in their academic pursuits and personal development.
Provide vision and direction for retention initiatives with a particular focus on various historically marginalized identities including but not limited to male students of color, racial minorities, first generation and at-risk student populations. This includes programs such as peer mentoring and male initiatives.
Develop programs and services to foster success and address institutional barriers to student retention and graduation including bi-monthly academic and professional activities for historically marginalized students.
Coordinate and oversee collaborations with key university departments to implement academic/student engagement intervention programming for students.
Responsible for student management including maintaining appropriate records and data regarding student matriculation and retention, prepare reports on national trends, and make presentations as required.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Requires a bachelor's degree and 3 or more years of experience, which may be substituted by equivalent combination of certification, training, education, and/or experience.
May graduates will be considered if they will be able to obtain their degree by the date of employment. This position will be asked to flex time to work some nights and weekends for functions and events.
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.