Assistant Provost for Student Success (Teaching and Learning Management 1 - MR14)
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for an Assistant Provost for Student Success. UTC has chosen A Moc's First Year as its SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Plan. The purpose of A Moc's First Year is to enhance student success and our community through the creation of an intentional first year experience and learning community model serving first-time, first-year students. This is a twelve-month, administrative faculty position.
Under the direction of the Provost, the Assistant Provost (AP) for Student Success provides leadership direction to the UTC community of faculty, staff, and students, and facilitates the implementation, strategic iterations, assessment, and ultimate success of A Moc's First Year. This new position will work to create a transformative learning environment campus wide.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as co-chair of the A Moc's First Year Implementation Committee
Lead the participation of faculty, staff, and members of A Moc's First Year Implementation Committee; provide a detailed annual timeline for all A Moc's First Year activity; maintain documentation of progress on timeline goals and objectives; develop and iterate new workflows and infrastructure for A Moc's First Year operation; and when implementation is complete, disband current committee, and form new A Moc's First Year Advisory Committee.
Lead implementation of A Moc's First Year assessment and evaluation plan
Create and iterate a comprehensive timeline and schedule for assessment activities and plans; write and disseminate information reports on assessment efforts; and collaborate with the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Institutional Research as needed.
Lead A Moc's First Year implementation
Lead implementation of A Moc's First Year including workflows, designations, activities, assessment, and other initiatives; lead processes for integrating and institutionalizing A Moc's First Year themes, outcomes, and activities into UTC's culture; develop and disseminate information on A Moc's First Year processes to administrators, faculty, staff, and students, including providing workshops and training sessions; organize faculty and staff training and professional development related to A Moc's First Year; and communicate regularly and serve as A Moc's First Year liaison with the campus and impacted groups.
Lead A Moc's First Year business operations
Document funding needs for A Moc's First Year and prepare budget proposals and analysis; ensure the maintenance of all appropriate files and documents; provide grants, stipends, reimbursements, and other funding for A Moc's First Year activity; iterate A Moc's First Year budget, position descriptions, and workflows; and supervise an administrative specialist position who assists with A Moc's First Year initiatives.
The AP will participate in QEP-related curricula and work on additional Academic Affairs projects and initiatives.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Knowledge of student success initiatives from the academic affairs and student affairs perspective
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices
- Communicate effectively to generate interest in and excitement for the goals of the A Moc's First Year
- Experience that supports inclusive learning environments
- Led faculty training initiatives
- Knowledge of assessment
- Knowledge of academic administration
- Project management skills
- Contribute to an environment that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus
Review of applications will begin April 5, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Any questions about the position should be directed to Theresa Liedtka, UTC's SACSCOC Reaffirmation Coordinator, at email@example.com or 423-425-4508.
- Master's degree from an accredited university and three years or more of leadership experience, including a proven history of successful collaborators
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with academic and enrollment management leadership, faculty, staff, and students
- Demonstrated ability work in an environment that strives to honor shared governance and equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices
- Effective writing, speaking, and nonverbal communication skills appropriate for interacting with diverse constituencies
- Skills in computer operations and applications for hiring, budget management, performance appraisal, and similar job functions
- Ph. D. / terminal degree from an accredited university
- Experience managing cohort, learning communities, or first-year experience programs
- Demonstrated knowledge in student development theory, student engagement, and student-success
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.