We are looking for a dynamic and creative leader who believes in the power and importance of higher education as a means to facilitate the highest potential of individuals. Our Director for Student Success will be someone to focus on student success from the point of time before a person knows about the possibility of college through their graduation and employment as an alumnus of Clemmer College. This person will work behind the scenes in strategic planning, coordinating, implementing and assessing activities for recruitment, retention and success, and also out front working directly with students, advisors, department chairs, leaders in the college/university and the community. While we expect data-driven decisions and best practice implementation, we want resourcefulness and imaginativeness – an opportunity for development of innovation. You will help us to tell our story while we help our students write their next chapters.
We are looking for someone who can work effectively with people and also work independently, sharing ideas and questioning the status quo; someone who can see patterns and the big picture, and get down in the details of making things happen. You will be working as a connection between student affairs and academic affairs to realize our goals of providing a high quality education that prepares students for employment and life. An ability to look at, and help us determine trends, while seeing the people within the numbers. You will be reporting to the Dean and working with the Leadership Team and serve as designee for our Office of Student Success/Advisement. You will be one of approximately 100 faculty and staff members serving over 1800 students and representing over 50 diverse degree-granting programs including education, counseling and human services, kinesiology, sport and recreation management, and leadership. If you want to be part of the college with roots in the founding of ETSU and a tradition of innovation, please apply today. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.
Current faculty members are encouraged to apply. Should a faculty member with an academic appointment be hired, pay will be based on a 12-month conversion and stipend for administrative duties, and the title will be Assistant Dean.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Administrative
A Master's degree in counseling, student development/higher education, organizational behavior, or related field; and a minimum of 2 years of experience teaching, counseling, and/or student affairs work. Or: A doctoral degree in education, human services, organizational behavior, or related field; and a minimum of 1 year experience teaching, counseling and/or student affairs work with high school/college students. And:
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills required. And:
Demonstrated cultural competence and ability to work with diverse people required.
Internal Number: 14939
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.