Job Positions

Director of Student Success

Categories: Northwest Region 8

Department:

Academic Affairs

Institution:

University of Montana Western

Date Posted:

Apr 15 2022 3:56PM

Close Date:

Jun 15 2022
 

Position Description

Description
In cooperation with Faculty, Division Chairs, Deans and the Provost, the Director of Student Success will provide leadership, oversight and coordination in developing, improving and executing services and programs that promote student academic success, including, but not limited to: Overseeing and leading continuous development in Academic Advising; Overseeing and leading continuous development in the Learning Center and Career Services; Overseeing and leading continuous improvement in TRIO, including working with the Dean of Outreach and TRIO director on grant proposals; Serving on campus committees related to student success, including American Indian Education for All, Strategic Enrollment Management, the Behavioral Intervention Team, and Academic Standards; Assisting with the development and expansion of disability services and campus equity and inclusion efforts; Assist faculty in coordinating logistics for international travel courses; Assisting in the continued development of the new First Year Experience Program, which launched in 2020; Special projects under the Provost’s Office.

Duties

Overseeing and leading continuous development in Academic Advising; Overseeing and leading continuous development in the Learning Center and Career Services; Overseeing and leading continuous improvement in TRIO, including working with the Dean of Outreach and TRIO director on grant proposals; Serving on campus committees related to student success, including American Indian Education for All, Strategic Enrollment Management, the Behavioral Intervention Team, and Academic Standards; Assisting with the development and expansion of disability services and campus equity and inclusion efforts; Assist faculty in coordinating logistics for international travel courses; Assisting in the continued development of the new First Year Experience Program, which launched in 2020; Special projects under the Provost’s Office.

Application Process

Application
Applications must include a letter addressing the qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Please send application materials to:
Kelly Graham
Recruitment Specialist
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725
kelly.graham@umwestern.edu
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Mike Piazzola via email @ mike.piazzola@umwestern.edu or by calling 406-683-7664. Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled.

Institution Information

The University & Dillon Area
The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 65 fulltime faculty and 1,300 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education. Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers. The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

Additional Information

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.

References:
References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Contact Information

Kelly Graham
Recruitment Specialist
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic St.
Dillon, MT 59725
406-683-7031
kelly.graham@umwestern.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications
A Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution; minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education in advising, student success, or related areas; minimum of two (2) years of experience in personnel and program management; excellent communications skills, demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and delegate assignments.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: experience with First Year Experience Programs; experience working with diverse student populations, including first generation, low income and non-traditional students and students with learning disabilities.