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Director of Student Retention

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Student Retention Initiative


Tennessee State University

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Position Description

Tennessee State University seeks to hire a Coordinator/Success Coach for a Student Retention Initiative. The primary responsibility of this position will be to monitor and track the academic progress of assigned students; monitor the implementation of project activities, and maintain communication with faculty and staff in support of students facing academic challenges. This position reports to the Director of SAFRA.


  • Coordinate with Activity Directors to ensure that implementation of prescribed activities are carriedout in accordance with specified objectives
  • Participate in planning and developing methods for program implementation and administration
  • Assist with coordination of program activities
  • Meet monthly with each activity director to brainstorm and/or enhance implementation plans andgauge progress
  • Provide academic coaching and support for students on an ongoing basis; monitor and track studentprogress; maintain communication with faculty and staff in support of students
  • Review records and activity reports to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specifiedprogram objectives and measurable outcomes
  • Research and recommend modifications to methods or procedures as required to redirect activitiesas needed and ensure that measurable outcomes are pursued and attained
  • Assist with budget planning and preparation
  • Assist in controlling expenditures in accordance with budget allocations for individual activity
  • Communicate regularly with direct supervisor and provide solutions to and for students facingchallenges
  • Perform other job related duties as required.

Application Process for more information.

Institution Information

Tennessee State University

3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37209

Additional Information

Grant funded position. Depends upon availability of performance and funding.

Contact Information

Dr. Sessi Aboh


Required Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree with two years of experience in coordinating educational projects, or initiatives, summarizing and reporting results to a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge/skills/ Abilities: Experience in the utilization of databases, and spreadsheets; excellent written and verbal communication; experience utilizing secondary data; experience and skills in research and analysis techniques appropriate for higher education; ability to conceptualize plan, and implement survey research projects; and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects within specified time frames.
  • The successful candidate must also demonstrate strong initiative, independent thinking, and follow-through skills.
  • They will also be proficient in using MS Suite; some experience with SPSS will be a plus.

Preferred Qualifications