Department: Hixson Lied Fine & Performing Arts-0898
Description of Work:
The Senior Director of Student Success leads the Student Success Team in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, reporting to the Dean and collaborating closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Assistant Director of Academic Planning and Processes. This position is responsible for leading a team of professional staff focused on supporting undergraduate students from recruitment through graduation. The Senior Director of Student Success will develop and implement strategies and initiatives to meet college and campus strategic goals to improve enrollment, student retention, graduation rates, career preparedness, and overall student academic success.
The Senior Director of Student Successwill:
Work collaboratively with college leadership to develop and implement a shared vision for student success for the college from recruitment through graduation
Oversee the Director of Recruitment in the development and implementation of strategies for successful recruitment and orientation of students in the college
Lead the transition from a faculty advising model to a professional advising model. Coordinate college academic advising and lead a team of professional advisors dedicated to student success through timely, accurate academic advising services to ensure quality academic advising for all students.
Assess, develop and enhance student academic success and retention programming inclusive of college-based career development services.
Acquire and use knowledge of college and campus programs, policies, and procedures to assist and support undergraduate students, ensuring the team of student success staff are well prepared for their roles.
Support the advancement of priorities related to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence
Maintain a thorough knowledge of the college's complex academic program requirements
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree plus five (5) years of relevant academic experience in higher education advising, enrollment, and/or student affairs, including at least three years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated project management and ability to develop content. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse staff and student backgrounds. Demonstrated development, implementation, and evaluation of programs/services. Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to present information to a wide range of audiences. Ability to interact professionally with diverse constituencies as well as maintain confidentiality in all work performed necessary. Ability to lead teams in a fast-paced work environment.
Experience with resource allocation, strategic planning and program assessment. Background or strong interest in fine and performing arts. Familiarity with UNL policies and programs.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.