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Assistant Director of Academic Success (2 positions)

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Student Success Programs


Purdue University

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Position Description

The Assistant Director of Academic Success within the Academic Success Center (ASC), a unit of Student Success Programs, is responsible for the implementation of programs and services designed to support Purdue University undergraduate students and to assist in their academic success. The Assistant Director works as an integral part of the ASC team and will be charged with responsibilities in one of three programmatic areas: managing a peer coaching program (including student recruitment, training and coaching curriculum, and supervision of the peer success coaches), managing the Supplemental Instruction program (including student recruitment, training and observation, and supervision of the SI leaders), or organizing success strategy services (including workshop development, consultation leadership and management, advertising/outreach, development of strategy/skills resources, and service expansion). Additionally, this position will assist in general responsibilities of the ASC, which may include teaching a 1 credit study skills course, providing academic consultations for students, and directing collateral projects for ASC graduate assistants.


  • Develop assigned programmatic area (peer coaching program, Supplemental Instruction program, or success strategy services) to provide students with a variety of opportunities to enhance their academic success strategies and skills. This may include, but is not limited to: student recruitment, training and curriculum development, supervision of student leaders, workshop development, consultation leadership and management, and advertising and outreach efforts.
  • Contribute to ASC general responsibilities including: teaching a 1 credit study skills course (GS 29001); providing academic consultations for students; directing collateral projects for ASC graduate assistants
  • Assist ASC leadership in planning and tasks including: provide targeted academic support to identified populations; promote academic success through strategic use of resources; participate in assessment and student data-driven decision making; collaborate with campus partners to strengthen efforts; and contribute to graduate assistant training and development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Application Process

The application for this position will remain open until filled with the first round of application reviews beginnig on or after February 12, 2018. Expected start date in May or June 2018. For consideration submit resume and apply online at and reference Job Number 1800157. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Katie Dufault at Purdue University is an equal access / equal opportunity / affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Institution Information

Purdue University is a public, land-grant and research university with an enrollment of over 40,000 students. It is situated in beautiful West Lafayette, Indiana, conveniently located 1 hour north of Indianapolis and 2 hours south of Chicago. This vibrant college town offers Purdue employees lots of great restaurants, outdoor opportunities, major college athletics, a lively arts and cultural scene, and a low cost of living.About Student Success ProgramsA unit of the Office of the Provost, Student Success Programs empowers students to embrace a sense of lifelong learning by providing nationally-recognized, student-centered, college success initiatives, services and resources. The department’s various interconnected units assist students in progressive stages of development; and have as their ultimate goal an increased rate of student degree completion, future employment or study, dedicated citizenship, and responsible leadership in the state, nation, and world.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Katie Dufault at


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; year of experience in areas of advising, teaching, coaching and/or other forms of academic assistance, student support, and program development (consideration will be given to two years of undergraduate or graduate work in these same areas);
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate student learning in individual, small group, and classroom settings;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team;
  • Understanding of and appreciate for inclusion, including ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and identities;
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends that are occasionally required by the nature of our programs and services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in higher education administration, college student affairs, counseling, education or other relevant discipline;
  • Experience in higher education; prior training/certification in Supplemental Instruction, coaching, and/or tutoring