Associate Director of Success Coaching and Programming
Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) invites applications for the Associate Director of Success Coaching and Programming, a brand-new 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 10,000 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.
A recent merger of the Academic Success Center and the Disability Resource Center led to the launch of the Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services. The Associate Director of Success Coaching and Programming is an exciting outcome of this merger. Recognizing the value of a more integrated approach to the academic success of students, the Associate Director will work 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.
Reporting to the Center Director, the Associate Director provides leadership, planning and supervision over the success coaching, mentoring and advocacy initiatives, and other programming/educational initiatives that promote academic enrichment as well as nonacademic needs and support for students. The Associate Director will lead from a holistic lens of student development and understand how to successfully fuse and integrate accessibility services into coaching. The candidate will contribute to a positive work environment where no student leaves without receiving the support they need.
Required qualifications for this position include a master’s degree in education or related field (i.e., higher education, psychology, counseling, social work) and four years of knowledge and experience working with college students who face barriers in pursuit of their educational goals are required. Other requirements include demonstrated expertise in success coaching, mentoring or program development; experience supervising students and/or staff; ability to make data-informed decisions; and, demonstrated commitment to creating a just and inclusive community, intercultural competency, and enthusiasm for working at 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 https://www.southernct.edu/faculty-staff/hr/jobs.html.
For full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Shabrell Sherrod at SherrodS2@southernct.edu. For full consideration, please submit application materials no later than November 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.