Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice Provost for Student Success (AVP) is responsible for providing senior level leadership and planning for the facilitation of key student success and retention initiatives across the university. The AVP will understand and employ national best practices to guide development and implementation of efforts in student success. The AVP will advise the Senior Vice Provost and other campus leaders on key retention and student success issues, provide recommendations for strategic planning, and collaborate with several diverse student support units. The AVP will build and foster collaborations within and outside NIU to establish critical partnerships that support the mission of the University. The AVP will serve on the Student Experience Team (SET) leadership team and foster partnerships with Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Student Affairs. The AVP has oversight authority for the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL), Orientation and First-Year Programs (OFP), Career Services, Academic Advising Center, Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS), Navigate and Retention Coordinator, Planning & Assessment Director and Huskie Academic Support Center, including providing leadership around fiscal, structural, and performance related matters.
University and Community Description:
NIU is a high research (R2) and Carnegie-engaged institution that enrolls over 16,500 students, approximately 750 international students and 4,500 graduate students. NIU is home to more than 130 degree programs across seven colleges, in addition to a variety of programs that lead to both undergraduate and graduate certificates.
Located 65 miles from downtown Chicago, in DeKalb, Illinois, NIU is a thriving community of dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni, local residents, and friends.
Together, we support the goal of providing upward social mobility to our students as
well as the opportunity to make an enduring impact on our future. The successful
candidate will enhance the university’s growing reputation as a leading public and
national research university, build on the institution’s substantial strengths in teaching,
research, engagement, and outreach, and importantly, share in NIU’s commitment to
creating an equitable and inclusive learning and living environment.