Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-RETENTION INITIATIVES to provide strategic leadership and use research based initiatives aimed at improving retention and completion rates.


1. Develops, implements, and leads retention initiatives designed to support student success and improve retention and graduation rates.

2. Establishes a shared vision for the use of data and technology to improve student success.

3. Implements timely data to perform student success interventions (e.g., improving support services for courses with high DFWI rates).

4. Acts as the primary contact for UAB's Academic Integrity code and serves as the point of contact for faculty/staff regarding the university's student success platform

5. Assists the Vice Provost with short and long range planning, implementation, and evaluation of student retention initiatives.

6. Collaborates with Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis to analyze retention data and evaluate efforts.

7. Partners effectively with colleagues and students in a team environment; lead and participate in collaborative problem solving.

8. Coordinates and co-plans the annual Student Convocation, Student Success Sumit, and other related activities.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

(Annual Salary: $81,525 - $120,000)


Master's degree in a related field and five (5) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Leadership skills Conflict resolution skills Ability to problem-solve Ability to manage various financial aspects Ability to encourage and persuade people Organizational skill Prioritization skills Process improvement and quality skills

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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