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Director of Academic Engagement
Marian University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2023
Title Director of Academic Engagement
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department Center for Academic Success & Engagement
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Affairs
    Academic Advising

Position Title

Director of Academic Engagement

Job Description

As part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University is seeking a Director of Academic Engagement. The Director of Academic Engagement will promote Marian University’s Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by serving as an essential member of the CASE (Center for Academic Success and Engagement) team and is responsible for developing and maintaining robust, high-quality academic support services for the institution. The director sets the vision for creative, high-impact academic engagement strategies that impact student success and academic persistence. This position also works collaboratively with many university offices and individuals, including: The Academic Commons, academic departments and faculty, CASE team members, and professionals within Student Success and Engagement

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Provides strategic leadership and development for academic engagement, while ensuring quality services are being offered to all Marian University students including graduate students, ABSN students, MAP students, 4-year traditional students, and 2-year students (SJI and some MUAC).
  • Provides administrative leadership and management staff, projects and programming associated with Academic Engagement.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, and advisors to develop, update, and implement targeted interventions and supports to increase students’ academic success and retention
  • Designs and facilitates workshops that support student success, student access, and student retention.
  • Creates and implements academic co-curricular initiatives designed to increase persistence and graduation rates with a specific focus on first-year students.
  • Ensures academic engagement is engaging with promising and best-practices related to retention, persistence, and graduation rates.
  • Identifies opportunities to engage the broader Marian University community by indentifying partnerships, community engagement, and potential funding opportunities.
  • Determines procedures and processes to ensure quality academic support services for on-campus students as well as online and remote learners.
  • Actively collaborates with Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) team members and Academic Commons colleagues.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Master’s degree is student affairs, higher education administration or similar field.
  • 3-5 years or progressive experience in student success is required. Preference will be given to those with experience working in tutoring centers.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a current resume, responses to supplemental mission questions and contact information for three professional references.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Preferred Qualifications

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