Assistant Director of Student Retention and Success - Foster Success
- 30-Apr-2021 to 01-Jun-2021
- - Foster Success
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
Location: Remote in Indiana
As part of the Foster Success team, the Assistant Director of Student Retention and Success advances the organization's mission by ensuring young people who have experienced foster care have access to education programs and resources that promote post-secondary success. The Assistant Director will oversee the Indiana Education Training Voucher (ETV) program. This position provides leadership and direction in the creation, establishment, and coordination of retention and student success initiatives and will have direct responsibility and oversight for developing, implementing, and evaluating program outcomes. The Assistant Director of Student Retention and Success reports to the Senior Director of Workforce and Education.
An ideal candidate will have experience in college retention strategies and must be able to lead the design and implementation of programs to meet strategic college persistence and completion outcomes. Candidates should be comfortable working with complex data systems and data analysis. The person in this role must be detail oriented and able to respond quickly to the needs of the students we support.
Foster Success is committed to improving the foster care system and ensuring that teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care are educated, housed, financially stable, employed, and connected to a support system by age 26. Our team accomplishes this through program delivery, policy change, and partnership development in the areas of K-12 & post-secondary education, workforce development, health & well-being, financial empowerment, housing stability, and youth engagement.
Leadership, Attraction, and Retention - Lead and support the education team by providing direct supervision to three Regional Education Coordinators. Attract, retain, and develop the talent needed to advance the goals and priorities of Foster Success. Build a thriving team through communication, coaching, guidance, and training. Provide training and technical assistance to team & students as needed
Program Administration - Oversee the implementation and execution of the Indiana Education and Training Voucher (ETV) contract. Determine and review eligibility for all program participants which includes working with the Department of Child Services. Align and coordinate a comprehensive array of programs, services, and initiatives using best practices to promote retention, completion, and graduation success for all students.
Data Tracking and Reporting - Keep updated student records and relevant program information in the organization's Salesforce Database. Support the Senior Director of Workforce and Education in meeting monthly ETV Program Reporting Requirements. The Assistant Director will be responsible for tracking and reporting on the education programs funded by the Department of Child Services.
Outreach and Awareness - Represent the organization to external partners and by serving on committees, attending events, and presenting at conferences. Represent the organization to the public as a child welfare thought leader. Build and maintain strong relationships with a diverse set of external partners
- Bachelor's degree required
- 2-5 years of progressive leadership experience including supervision of multiple team members.
- 3 years of demonstrated success in program implementation and evaluation and process improvement work
- Effective leadership in areas such as academic and career pathway planning,, advising, and student development and retention.
- Experience working with young adults between the ages of 16-26 from diverse backgrounds and the ability to create inclusive environments for both participants and partners.
- Proven creative problem-solving techniques, openness to change and desire for continual feedback, and an ability to adapt in a rapidly evolving environment.
- Ability to partner with teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care, youth, colleagues, and stakeholders to achieve shared goals.
All Foster Success employees are expected to:
- Display a strong commitment to the inclusion of all individuals in the workplace.
- Adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in Foster Success Employment agreements and the organizational Handbook, including all confidentiality requirements for all client information.
- Work a flexible schedule that includes some weekends and evenings to meet program goals.
- Hold a valid Driver's License and have access to a vehicle or the ability to rent a vehicle for work-related travel.
- Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills and experience with and knowledge of relevant software, particularly Salesforce, Zoom, Google, and Microsoft Products.
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