Associate Director, Student Success and Retention 7920BR Provost University Advising Office
Detailed Job Description The Associate Director will work collaboratively within the University Advising Office team, and will partner with the colleges as well as the Registrar, the Office of Institutional Research and Policy Studies, and the Diversity and Student Affairs divisions to drive coordination of interventions for student success. The Associate Director will use student success data to inform interventions, with a specific focus on student sub-populations identified through RIT's predictive analytics data. The work will include documenting the measurable results of those improvement efforts as well as communicating with internal and external stakeholders. This position will help colleges with processes to identify, implement, and/or refer students to the appropriate interventions and resources to advance student success The Associate Director will help to build processes to document intervention and outreach, and identify ways to aggregate and report data related to these initiatives in support of student success and retention goals. Other key functions include:
Developing and maintaining a current understanding of national best practices and emerging initiatives in student success.
Researching successful initiatives at other institutions and provide recommendations for greater coordination among departments and workflow improvements within Academic Affairs and partner units.
Coordinate the implementation of the Academic Affairs undergraduate predictive analytics initiative specific to retention and graduation
Partner with colleges, Office of the Registrar, Office of Institutional Research, Diversity & Inclusion, and Student Affairs on the graduation rate predictive analytics initiative, including the design of interventions, outreach, and training across the colleges.
Work closely with University partners to develop business practices related to access to information, communication of information, and other risk management concerns.
Serve as primary point of contact for workflow, troubleshooting, documentation, and process improvements.
Build and maintain an inventory of student success interventions across RIT colleges and map them to risk factors they seek to address.
Recommend modifications to processes, policies, and systems that impact student success; engage campus stakeholders as appropriate.
Assist in identifying and employing academic recovery strategies for colleges to use with at-risk students in order to promote success.
Department/College Description RITs strategic goals related to academic success, retention, and the timely graduation of undergraduate students are a high priority for the university. This new position is instrumental in coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the interventions for and outreach to students enabled through the predictive analytics initiative. This Associate Director of the University Advising Office serves as the primary point of contact for workflow, troubleshooting, and process improvements associated with outreach and interventions informed by predictive modeling.
Minimum of 5 years of experience of effective leadership and management in student success and support initiatives and services in higher education
Strong leadership skills
Ability to build collaborative relationships among a wide range of constituency groups
Effective consensus building skills
Ability to motivate and mobilize cross-functional teams related to student success initiatives
Effective communication (verbal and written) skills
Significant experience with student success initiatives
Experience with software tools
Ability to analyze data and utilize results
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 119A
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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