Student Success Director

Blackburn College

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for Student Success Director. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and experienced leader with a strong understanding of student success and the role of the student success center as a center for student engagement and academic support. The Director is responsible for planning, implementing, supervising, and assessing the Student Success Center’s resources and services, including academic support services such as peer- tutoring and disability services. The Director supervises and mentors Work Program student workers and professional staff. The successful candidate will be committed to innovative service and outreach and will strengthen partnerships with faculty and staff to foster student success.  

The successful candidate will have documented experience enhancing student success services, as well as substantive knowledge and skills in planning, building relationships across campus, and staff development, including student staff. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Demonstrated experience in building and administering student success services strongly preferred; knowledge of federal and state disability laws and regulations including ADA and Section 504 a plus. A Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience in the abovementioned will be considered.

Blackburn College seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations, including a description of what diversity means to you and how you cultivate it in a learning commons environment, a resume, a statement of philosophy for effective student success services, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 110, Carlinville, IL  62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. 

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small rural community between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO and has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” It is the seat of Macoupin County and is within an easy drive to St. Louis, Missouri, and Springfield, Illinois. 

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