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Categories: Mid South Region 3


Center for Academic Performance and Persistence


College of Charleston

Date Posted:

Feb 25 2021 5:06PM

Close Date:

Mar 4 2021

Position Description

The Director of the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence (CAPP) manages the academic regulations established by the College of Charleston faculty and administration as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog and by the Faculty Committee on Academic Standards. Advocates for and develops student success and retention initiatives.


Supervises CAPP professional staff. Oversees the warning and academic probation process, academic dismissals, and late withdrawals. Approves the admission of conditionally readmitted students and provides support through the STEP Workshop. Responsible for academic support programs which include the First Year Impact (serving provisionally admitted students and students successfully matriculating from the Charleston Bridge and iCharleston programs) and Learning Strategies (EDLS-100).

Application Process

Employee must be available beyond normal working hours, as needed, to represent the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence and the College of Charleston at various events, meetings or programs. Some overnight travel for conferences and professional development may be required. Participates in summer and December/January new student orientations.

Institution Information

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs and accessible faculty attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world. Over 10,000 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. They work closely with a committed faculty, made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts.

Additional Information

Candidates must submit a Professional Philosophy Statement that speaks to your professional values and role in promoting student success, retention, and degree attainment *Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check. All applications must be submitted online

Contact Information

Dr. Lynne Ford,


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration, teaching, or related field and extensive experience directing one or more academic programs or comprehensive academic support program at a higher education institution. Managerial or administrative experience required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply. Extensive knowledge of academic policies at the College of Charleston. Must have ability to research, initiate, and use technology to perform various job functions. Knowledge of Banner essential. Knowledge of the principles and theories of student development and higher education administration. Understands contemporary higher education policy issues and how they impact student success and retention at the institution. Knowledge of academic support services. Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate personnel. Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work with students and families in high-stress situations; ability to communicate negative academic decisions and offer productive pathways forward. Knowledge of faculty role and experience as a faculty member or in partnership with faculty in promoting student success and retention. Ability to oversee multiple program budgets and manage program resources. Ability to interpret laws and rules governing a state higher education institution. Knowledge of FERPA privacy regulations essential.

Preferred Qualifications

All requirements are noted in the "Required Qualifications" section.