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The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff's best known works.

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DIRECTOR OF STUDENT RETENTION

Department Academic Affairs
Salary D.O.E.
City/State Talladega/AL
Education: Ph.D. or Ed.D preferred or Master’s Degree with minimum 5 years of administrative experience in higher education
Type Full Time
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Category  
Relocation No
Salary D.O.E.
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources
Relocation No

Essential Functions: The Director of Student Retention is primarily responsible for the development, implementation and management of a comprehensive student retention plan. Through strategic partnership with cross-campus departments, the Director of Student Retention will coordinate and implement intentional student success initiatives that target a diverse undergraduate and growing graduate student population, which largely includes first generation, low-wealth, historically underrepresented, transfer and international students. The Director of Student Retention is responsible for the First Year Experience, Summer Institute, New Student Orientation programs and the successful operation of the Student Success Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Improve Talladega College’s current retention strategies, which includes assessing efficacy and recommending necessary student retention policy changes to administration;
2. Design, implement and manage a comprehensive early alert system focused on identifying and reaching at-risk undergraduate and graduate students by engaging appropriate professionals to support students’ abilities to persist in their programs of study;
3. Develop and implement year-round programming for First Year students in conjunction with Student Success Center and key Student Affairs partners;
4. Provide direct supervision for the Student Success Center with particular focus on special student services, learning labs and peer tutoring services;
5. Lead and provide oversight for seamless coordination and integration of effective support service tools to enhance students’ abilities to succeed through their first year transition to college;
5. Utilize data to develop and implement strategies to positively impact key metrics i.e. graduation rates, student satisfaction, student retention goals, and credit generation;
6. Develop and implement year-round programming for Summer Institute students in conjunction with Band Director and other band staff;
7. Coordinate with Student Success Center staff to recruit, select, train, and supervise peer tutors;
8. Lead ongoing efforts for academic departments and divisions to strengthen their retention efforts, coordinate strategies and assess effectiveness to increase students’ retention, persistence, and co-curricular engagement;
9. Collaborate with Students Activities Planning Committee to plan, implement and coordinate specific orientation events, such as Welcome Week in the Fall and Spring for new students, transfer students and their families;
10. Manage budgets for assigned areas;
11. Assess current student communication plan to determine effectiveness; recommend and implement necessary changes to ensure relevant and timely contact with students (platforms include social media, college website and learning management system);
13. Meet regularly with the Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs leadership teams to coordinate retention initiatives and collaborative efforts necessary to ensure plan’s success;
14. Perform additional related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
· Ph.D. or Ed.D preferred or Master’s Degree with minimum 5 years of administrative experience in higher education
· Demonstrated understanding in enrollment/retention management services
· Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of current evidence-based best practices related to student retention (experience preferred)
· Experience gathering data, analyzing trends and writing reports
· Experience identifying areas of improvement based on evidence
· Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently while meeting required deadlines
· Demonstrated experience in planning and budget management
· Experience working with students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds preferred
· Strong technical skills that include experience working with student management and early alert systems/tools
· Ability to effectively digitally communicate through new media, including social network sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram)
· Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications i.e. Word, Excel, Google Tools, etc.
· Supervisory experience.

How to Apply:

All qualified applicants should submit a completed Talladega College employment application, copies of college transcript(s), letter of interest, resume, and at least three professional references to brhoden@talladega.edu. You may also mail Talladega College, Human Resources Office, 627 W. Battle Street, Talladega, AL 35160.

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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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