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Chief Student Success and Advocacy Officer

D'Youville College

Job Title: Chief Student Success and Advocacy Officer
Job Location: Buffalo , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Academic administration & affairs
Admissions/retention/enrollment mgmt.
Advising/counseling/support
Application Closing Date: 08/27/2018
Date Posted: 2018-05-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description





Assistant Professor, Dietetics (Tenure-track)
D'Youville College

General Statement of Duties:
The incumbent is responsible for providing explicit institutional leadership and dedication to student success and advocacy and will be responsible as an agent of change on behalf of student development, retention and completion. The successful candidate will seek opportunities to connect and share concerns and possible solutions to leaders in departments, schools and the college. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in the areas of leadership across boundaries, strategic planning and implementation and assessment. The Chief Student Success and Advocacy Officer will report directly to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning and an indirect report to the President.

Distinguishing Features of the Class:
This is a highly specialized position requiring forward-thinking and creative vision of Student Success and Advocacy. The Chief Student Success and Advocacy Officer must possess excellent judgment; demonstrated sensitivity, vision, and effectiveness in responding to challenging student, personnel, and college community issues; proven leadership ability, including the ability to engage both 2-year and 4-year professional colleagues in proven and creative solutions to build relationships on behalf of student success. The incumbent will demonstrate the ability to develop collegial working relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. In addition, the position will have the ability to maintain an appreciation for the diverse needs of all members of the campus community. The Chief Student Success and Advocacy Officer is responsible for the office budget, and will lead various college committees, including the college Student Success Center.

Examples of Duties: (illustrative only)

  • Provides leadership to meet the college’s mission and goal of student success.
  • Finds patterns in reoccurring student issues, searching for data to support concerns and identifying how policies, practices or procedures can be adapted to better approach the problems.
  • Works in collaboration with the, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Planning, Coordinator of Transfer Services, Director of Career and Professional Engagement, Director of Persistence and Completion and Student Enrollment Management Committee to create positive student success outcomes.
  • Provides leadership, budget management and administrative oversight for all functions under student success and advocacy.
  • Develops, in conjunction with Marketing and College Communications, student success and advocacy marketing materials; including maintaining the college’s website for student success related pages.
  • Facilitates innovative and creative programs and resources to successfully and holistically promote student success to the academic and social fabric of the institution.
  • Serve as a resource and advocate for all students to support timely completion of educational goals. Including in-service training for faculty and staff in working with special student populations such as military aligned, athletes, honors and scholars.
  • Collaborates closely with undergraduate admissions, registrar, financial aid, personal counseling office and student affairs to identify any barriers, suggest opportunities and implement solutions for a seamless transfer program.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability of intra- and inter-institutional collaboration experience with academic schools, undergraduate admissions and registrar to ensure a seamless access, retention and transfer services program that focuses on student outcomes.
  • Proven cross-cultural, interpersonal, and writing skills necessary, including the ability to represent the College in a positive way to diverse populations and with higher education and community leaders.
  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to develop linkages with other college community partners through significant outreach efforts to support student success in and out of the classroom.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, both on and off campus, and in all areas of the community to accomplish student success goals.
  • Proven record of accomplishment to make sound professional judgments, often under deadline pressure, when dealing with student related issues.
  • Strong understanding of higher education organizational structures and systems and the ability to effectively navigate those systems to solve complex problems.
  • A strong commitment to the college’s mission to honor the catholic heritage and the spirit of St. Marguerite D’Youville by fostering an environment that promotes academic, social, spiritual, and professional development in programs that promote leadership and service.

Acceptable Training and Experience

  • A masters or doctoral degree in higher education leadership, student affairs, counseling, or a related field along with at least five (5) years of experience in higher education leadership; or a master’s degree and preferably seven (7) or more years of experience in higher education teaching, advising and administration.

Information and Application Process Instructions

About D’Youville College

Founded in 1908, D’Youville College is an MSCHE-accredited, independent Catholic college located in the dynamic and progressive city of Buffalo, New York. Named #1 in Western New York for “Early-Career Salaries” for graduates by Payscale.com and ranks #4 in the nation in serving veterans students by Military Edge. D’Youville offers its 3,000 students preeminent education in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, business and liberal arts. D’Youville’ s success is built on the commitment that our students learn how to think critically, work with others, be a leader and communicate effectively – all skills employers look for people they hire. D’Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with a motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation and global community.

Additional information about D’Youville College can be found at www.dyc.edu.

D’Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. The College embraces diversity and defines it to include race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and learning ability.

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Human Resources Department
631 Niagara Street

E-Mail: humanresources@dyc.edu

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