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Associate Director for Academic Support

Southern Connecticut State University
Job Location:
New Haven
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Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) invites applications for the Associate Director for Academic Support position in the Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services.

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 8500 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

The Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services launched four years ago as a merger of the Academic Success Center and the Disability Resource Center. Recognizing the value of a more integrated approach to the academic success of students, the Associate Director works closely with teammates to develop a robust offering of programs and initiatives that enhance support and promote self-advocacy, helping students gain confidence and independence throughout their collegiate journey. The Center is a positive work environment where no student leaves without receiving the support they need.

Reporting to the Center Director, the Associate Director for Academic Support will assist students to improve their academic performance and provide oversight of all academic content support services. The Associate Director will serve as a vital resource to students, faculty, and staff in helping to break down academic barriers for students. The Associate Director will collaborate broadly across campus to work with the Director in developing a comprehensive, innovative, and robust academic support menu and student-centered learning environment. 

Required qualifications for this position include a master’s degree in education or related field (i.e., counseling, teacher education, student development) and four years of knowledge and experience working in academic/learning support. Other requirements include the ability to be creative, develop innovative academic support programming, and independently manage projects, strong interpersonal skills, experience supervising students and/or staff, and demonstrated commitment to creating a just and inclusive community, intercultural competency, and enthusiasm for working in an institution committed to social justice.

For additional information on the position including a more complete list of job responsibilities and a full set of required and preferred qualifications, visit the SCSU employment website at

The annual salary range for this position begins at $78,262. The final offer will be based on the candidate's experience and qualifications. 


For full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Shabrell Sherrod at For full consideration, please submit application materials no later than March 6, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

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