Job Positions

Assistant Director of Retention and Academic Advising for Minority Student Success

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Office of Academic Advising and Retention


Morehead State University

Date Posted:

May 17 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Until Filled

Position Description

The Assistant Director of Retention and Academic Advising for Minority Student Success is responsible for facilitating and coordinating retention-related initiatives and advising services for students, especially underrepresented minority students. In conjunction with the Director of Retention & Academic Advising, this position monitors, evaluates, and reports data about the academic progression, retention, and graduation rates of students, particularly among the underrepresented minority student population.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration apply by May 31, 2019. To apply, visit:, complete the MSU Application for Employment, upload a cover letter and curriculum vita including name and contact information for three references. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Institution Information

Morehead State University, located in Morehead, Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. MSU continues to strive toward becoming an even greater institution while making a lasting impact on the students of Eastern Kentucky and beyond. We are always looking for quality employees to help the University be the best public regional university in the South. We are accepting applications for a full-time position as Assistant Director of Retention & Academic Advising for Minority Student Success in Retention & Academic Advising. Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Retention and Academic Advising f

Contact Information

Michelle Barber, Director Office of Academic Advising and Retention


Required Qualifications

A master’s degree required in adult and higher education, counseling, educational leadership, student personnel, psychology, or related field. Demonstrated knowledge of issues concerning retention and student success are essential. Excellent oral, written, and data presentation skills are necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in advising, mentoring, training, and the design and assessment of academic support programming is desirable. Proficiency with Excel. Experience with analysis of data also is highly desirable.