As a constituent institution of The University of NorthCarolina, Elizabeth City State University offers baccalaureate,professional, and master’s degrees for a diverse student body. Ourmission is to promote economic, social, and environmental progressfor the people of northeastern North Carolina, the state, and thenation. Through teaching, research, and community engagement, theinstitution’s rich heritage and its current multiculturalstudent-centered focus provide a firm foundation for its endeavors.It serves the needs and aspirations of individuals and society;producing graduates for leadership roles and life-longlearning.The Office of Student Success assists all students in theirtransition and progress at the university. The advising protocolsare a critical component of the unit’s efforts to offer students’strong personal and academic development support to advance studentprogress and persistence. The unit provides a continuum of programinitiatives and services to promote a successful collegetransition, student development and self-efficacy, academic andpersonal success, engagement, timely graduation, and lifelonglearning from the first year to graduation. In addition, the unitworks collaboratively with university and community stakeholders tosupport freshman retention; expanded learning and academic supportservices, intervention activities and events, building the studentsuccess culture, and enhancing pathways to timely graduation.ECSU invites applications for an Executive Director of StudentSuccess and Retention. The Executive Director willprovide oversight and supervision to academic advising, academicsupport services and retention within the Department of UniversityStudies. This role will provide strategic direction, operations andoversight of all three areas in order to create a seamlessstructure to support retention and persistence practices at theinstitution. This position serves as the point person forfirst-year advising services, academic support resources, retentionand completion practices. The Executive Director is alsoresponsible for monitoring the overall student population’sadvancement toward degree completion and graduation rates in orderto develop a plan for improving student retention and graduationrates. Additionally, the position will serve as a liaison betweenUniversity Studies and major departments to build opportunities forthe unit and faculty collaboration for retention and persistencepartnerships. Occasional work may be required beyond normal workinghours which includes evenings and weekends.Requirements: A Master’s degree in Counseling, Education, aspecific discipline, or a related field with a minimum of fiveyears of experience (5+ years preferred) working in retention,academic recovery and support, student success, academic advising,teaching, and/or within other student success initiatives. Threeyears of supervisory experience is required. Doctoral degree and 5+years of supervisory experience preferred.Application Process: Submit letter of application, resume,copies of certifications, transcripts and three (3) professionalreference letters via Elizabeth City State University onlineemployment site at https://jobs.ecsu.edu.Elizabeth City State University is committed to providing equalemployment opportunities for all applicants for employment,faculty, staff and students regardless of race, color, nationalorigin, creed, religion, sex, age, disabling condition or politicalaffiliation, except where religion, sex or age are bona fide jobrelated employment requirements.Under Federal requirements (Fair Credit Reporting Act), ECSUwill conduct a criminal background report for all final candidatesfor all positions and appointments. Credit and/or driving recordreports will be completed on final candidates for positions andappointments that have financial or driving responsibilities aspart of the job duties.