Asst Dir for Student Success - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Job ID: 2647 - Unclassified - FT (Salaried)

The Student Success Center is embedded in a division that champions data-driven decisions, student-centered services, and shared collaboration across campus to lead and support the full student lifecycle from recruitment through graduation to lifelong success.

The Assistant Director for Student Success works in close partnership with a team of three staff to implement proactive outreach services and programming to targeted student populations. This position focuses on retention and persistence of diverse student groups, including specific responsibility for coordinating the following programs:  First Generation Learning Community (a program for students who are the first in their family to receive a Bachelor’s degree); Bridges Scholars Program (a scholarship program that has a commitment and appreciation for cultural diversity); and Miami’s Spring Admit Program (an initiative designed for students to take a gap semester between high school and their Miami career). 


The Student Success Center staff serve as liaisons with academic departments and advisors to conduct campus-wide strategic and academic intervention; this position works closely with the College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematic) related majors within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage a case load of students based on targeted retention-related outreach efforts and other proactive communication to students of concern, with a special emphasis on providing support for underrepresented students.
  • Meet regularly with First Generation, Bridges, and Spring Admit students to conduct semester one-on-ones and develop individual action plans.
  • Manage Webinar Series and Facebook group for parents/families of first generation students.
  • Train and supervise student Peer Mentors for the First Generation Learning Community.
  • Partner cross-divisionally to create workshops/events that aid First Generation students with leadership, academic, and professional development.
  • Represent the Student Success Center at the Bridges Program’s recruitment and visitation days.
  • Partner with faculty/staff member(s) to create co-curricular events for the Bridges scholars.
  • Teach Fall transition course(s) for First Generation or undeclared students that will aid in their academic transition and their career exploration.
  • Teach a Spring transition course for Spring Admits that will aid in their acclimation to the campus and college experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Student Success Center implements proactive outreach services such as:

  • Helping students create an action plan to resolve issues (personal, medical, academic, familial, or other) that affect their academic and/or social success.
  • Providing a neutral place for students to talk through cross-divisional questions and concerns, including academic options in all colleges and schools.
  • Using data to inform strategic and intentional outreach to students who are not registered for classes and/or who are thinking about withdrawing from the institution.
  • Connecting students to a variety of on-campus and off-campus resources.
  • Serving as a central point of contact for special student populations including:
    • First-generation college students
    • Low-SES students
    • Commuter students
    • Transfer and relocation students
    • Non-traditional age students
    • Active military, veterans, and benefit-eligible dependents of active military and veterans
    • Foster care alumni and emancipated youth
    • Students experiencing homelessness
    • Students with dependent children

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Higher Education or a related field with at least 2 years of experience in higher education (could include graduate school assistantship).

Preferred Qualifications

Working with a variety of student types; working with targeted student populations (First Generation students, Students of Color, Transfer Students, and Pell-grant recipients); Data analytics and technology (interpretation and uses); one-on-one relationship building with students in higher education; teaching Student Success/transition courses.  

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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