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Director of Academic Success


Director of Academic Success

  • R0040167
  • RIchmond, Virginia, United States
  • Educational Resources
  • The University of Virginia's College at Wise
The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for a Director of Academic Success. This position will report directly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The Director will manage the creation of a new Academic Success Center as a major expansion of Student Support Services on campus. The Director will be a student-facing member of the Academic Success Center and will coordinate the efforts of a diverse team of academic intervention specialists.


Student Academic Support
  • Review student academic needs and develop comprehensive action plans on a case-by-case basis
  • Develop and implement novel academic success programming to meet the needs of a diverse learning community
  • Work with Admissions to identify students for early academic intervention
  • Coordinate activities with other student support services offices, including but not limited to, TRIO, Disability Services, and the Writing Center
  • Meet with the Academic Departments to develop interventions at key bottlenecks in curriculum
  • Assist in development and dissemination of academic success best practices through the First Year Experience Program (New Student Advising Corps, First Year Success Seminar, etc.)
  • Work in collaboration with Admissions to identify students for early academic intervention
  • Liaise with Academic Affairs in development and management of intervention programs for students in the Academic Warning, Probation, and Suspension Program

Administrative Actions
  • Work collaboratively with the Provost to identify key new academic support roles and to recruit new personnel
  • Recruitment and training of peer educational leaders, such as peer tutors and peer accountability mentors
  • Manage budget expenditures related to the Academic Support Center, including student and staff payroll
  • Delegate staff priorities, and manage and report progress on projects central to the mission of the Center and College
  • Identify and secure, when possible, extramural funding for novel initiatives in Student Success

  • Master’s degree required
  • 3+ years’ experience in higher education academic support and/or student development
  • Demonstrated managerial experience
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent is required, along with 3+ years of experience in higher education academic support and/or student development. Experience in pedagogy or STEM education is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate clear experience as a team leader

  • Knowledge of current principles, practices, and trends in higher education relating to academic success programming
  • Knowledge of applicable, federal, and state laws and regulations
  • Ability to apply legal and policy standards
  • Excellent oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent ability to clearly communicate ideas and recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills in handling, directing, and prioritizing multiple and complex assignments/projects
  • Effective supervisory, counseling, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to teach learning skills and present training programs to a wide variety of groups
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with professionalism, sensitivity, and neutrality
  • Ability to use appropriate judgment when making decisions and recommendations
  • Must be able to competently interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff

To apply, please visit Search for Jobs (myworkdayjobs.com) and complete the online application process, attaching a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR . A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education: Master's degree Experience: At least five year of experience. Licensure: None. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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