Assistant Dean for Student Success

Sul Ross State University
September 25, 2023
Offerd Salary:$100
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Job Title Assistant Dean for Student Success Location Alpine Department Title V FSE Job No. Posting Date 07/25/2023 End Date Until Filled Yes Appointment Date Salary $100,000 annual Required

Master's Degree. Master's degree required; minimum of five years' experience working in educational administration or student services in a post-secondary institution required; Minimum of two years supervisory experience required; Experience working with diverse University communities (students and employees) and a demonstrated commitment to promoting access and diversity. Familiarity with Title V, Title III and/or federal funding programs; demonstrated commitment to enhancing the success of undergraduate students; excellent rapport with students, faculty, and staff; ability to work independently and as part of a team. Computer literacy required, including intermediate-level knowledge of word processing, database, presentation, spreadsheet, and email applications, preferably within the Microsoft Office Suite; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to relate to and advocate for Hispanic and other underrepresented students. Excellent relationship building skills.

Preferred Primary Responsibilities


Function: Oversee institution-wide student retention activities and services related to undergraduate student success; oversee functions of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE); facilitates functions of the Lobo Den; oversee the institution-wide student retention activities of the Title V DHSI: The Frontier Student Experience (FSE) grant; oversee the First Year Seminar Program; coordinate the development of policies and procedures regarding academic advising and tutoring services on the Alpine campus; oversee implementation of fundamental policy improving student success; work closely with the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Effectiveness; compile all required internal and external reports; work with key personnel across all four campuses; coordinate with RGC and Alpine faculty advisors; facilitate institutionalization of practices and improvements; and assure compliance with all local, state, and federal rules and regulations.

Scope: Working with the Project staff, Academic Advisors, and other service groups to complete goals and objectives proposed in Title V FSE grant application.


Essential: Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Title V Project Director, leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of the effective, institution-wide retention strategies including those of the Title V DHSI Frontier Student Experience plan; Coordinates efforts to improve student retention rates and serves as a resource for those efforts; Facilitates the implementation of institution-wide retention strategies outlined in the SRSU Title V proposal; Motivates and encourages instructional and non-instructional staff to actively participate in continuous improvement activities in order to facilitate delivery of effective, high-quality services to both internal and external stakeholders; Oversees the development and pilot of grant objectives. Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Working Conditions

Office Conditions; exempt from overtime provisions. Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at https: //

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can contact the Office of Student Life, located on the Alpine Campus in the Morgan University Center, Room 211 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 432-837-8424 or emailing [email protected]

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine.

The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor's degrees as well as master's degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.

More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See https:// www. our website.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation (1)
  • Letter of Recommendation (2)
  • Letter of Recommendation (3)
  • Supplemental Questions

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