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Montana Tech Executive Director of Student Success in Butte, Montana

Executive Director of Student Success

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Applications received by November 1, 2020 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

DUTIES:

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Success/Dean of Students (AVCSS/DS), this is a full-time position that supervises the Director International Services, professional advisors, administrative assistant, and undergraduate tutoring staff. The Executive Director of Student Success provides leadership in the design, implementation, and assessment of comprehensive programs and services that support student success for undergraduate students. This position requires a high degree of initiative and ability to work without constant supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, management, and implementation of coordinated multi-tiered student support framework which includes academic and individualized strategies for student success

  • Develop and nurture strong relationships with academic departments in order to enhance the availability of resources that support students.

  • Utilize student development and advising theory to guide program, student and staff development

  • Advance student-centered policies that prioritize co-curricular learning and engagement

  • Manage and assess current interventions and programs for undergraduate students (2-year and 4-year), including academic recovery initiatives and academic alert processes. Develop follow-up and communications using a triage approach.

  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research and the AVCSS/DS in the development, implementation, management, and reporting of student success metrics and data.

  • Explore and develop additional and/or alternative student academic support resources.

  • Manage the tutoring center and advising center budget

  • Perform other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to:

  • Assist with retention services and processes, as needed

  • Provide advising to students, as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution in a STEM, Higher Education Administration or related field of study. (Master?s degree must be obtained by the position?s start date (July 1, 2021)

  • Three (3) years of progressive student affairs experience in postsecondary education setting

  • At least two (2) years? experience in a tutoring and/or advising center

  • Two (2) years teaching experience (teaching assistant or Instructor level) in a higher education setting

  • Experience with student information systems (e.g. Blackboard, Starfish, Banner, etc.) and administrative processes

  • Ability to craft and execute data informed strategic plans to positively impact student success

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with diverse populations

  • Flexibility, skills and ability to manage and thrive in an environment with ample workloads, changing priorities and deadline pressure.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate degree in STEM discipline, Higher Education Administration or a related field of study from an accredited institution

  • Four (4) or more years of progressive student affairs experience in postsecondary education setting

  • Three (3) or more years? experience in a tutoring and/or advising center

  • Three (3) or more years? experience teaching experience (teaching assistant or Instructor level) in a higher education setting

  • Experience teaching a First-Year experience and/or study skills courses for college students

  • Experience with student information systems (Banner, Moodle, TutorTrac, and/or AdvisorTrac)

For full consideration application materials must be complete.

Please include:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University?s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant?s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee?s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran?s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran?s preference please complete the employment (veteran?s) preference form located on the employment page and email to humanresources@mtech.edu. You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

To request an accommodation, contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380; cisakson@mtech.edu

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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