St. Ambrose University
  • 02-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Staff
  • Davenport, IA, USA
  • Full Time

St. Ambrose University is accepting applications for the position of Director of Retention, with a desired start date of January 3, 2022. The Director leads university-wide student retention efforts. Directs strategic planning, services, programming, and budget planning to promote student retention and persistence. The successful candidate will have an affinity for the environment of private colleges & universities and an understanding of issues facing higher education. The Director is an administrative position reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment Management. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Primary Responsibilities:

Prepares and evaluates statistical, analytical, and narrative reports to be used for decision making, reporting, and program improvement for the enrollment management department of the university.

Leads retention committee in collaboration with university stakeholders.

Assess current campus retention efforts working with faculty and staff to improve student focused academic services.

Reviews retention data identifying common barriers, equity concerns, and national enrollment trends.

Demonstrate commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds, specifically first-generation, low-income, historically underrepresented populations.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Master's Degree or 10 years' experience in area of responsibility or related area.

St. Ambrose University is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts and is committed to fostering a respectful environment that recognizes and embraces diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an equal opportunity institution, St. Ambrose actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups. An institution of 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students, the University's Core Values include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity. See for further information and full job description. Please apply online at Three letters of reference should be sent directly to EOE

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