Assistant Director for Navigate and Student Success Initiative

Code: 15372 Posted: 01/13/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Navigate and Student Success Initiatives.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Advising and Academic Support and working closely with the Assistant Provost for Student Success, the Assistant Director for Navigate and Student Success Initiatives plays a key role in the development, implementation, and assessment of student success initiatives, most notably the continued campus-wide implementation of the EAB Navigate software. The Assistant Director provides strategic leadership, leveraging technical capacities and fostering strong, collaborative networks across campus, to guide targeted student interventions and engagement plans aimed at improving student retention and graduation rates.

Essential Job Functions


  • Facilitates ongoing and on-demand Navigate training for faculty, staff, and students
  • Manages the Navigate Content Administration Tool and related communication, to-dos, tasks, tips, resources, etc.
  • Manages the early alert system, including both coordinated progress report campaigns and ad hoc alerts
  • Collaborates with the Navigate leadership team, advisors, and other functional users to develop strategic communication plans, outreach campaigns, and interventions
  • Guides the strategic rollout of additional Navigate features/tools and the addition of new care units and user groups
  • Leverages existing Navigate capacities and forthcoming product enhancements to best support student success efforts, including various Complete College America strategies and EAB Moonshot for Equity
  • Serves a key member of the campus student success team, supporting or leading other initiatives within the overall student success strategic plan ( e.g., 15 to Finish, meta majors, proactive advising, Parkside Promise Plus)
  • Analyzes student success data to assess the effectiveness of and to plan for strategic expansion of various interventions and initiatives
  • Serves as a liaison between Navigate functional users, leadership team, Parkside IT team, and EAB strategic leader to resolve any issues and to continue progress along Navigate maturity curve
  • Supervisory authority for two or more direct reports


Essential Knowledge And Abilities


  • Ability to form strong, collaborative relationships across all members of the campus community
  • Strong technology, critical thinking, and project management skills
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data to inform decision-making and assess program effectiveness
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to effectively present to groups of varying sizes and demographics
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team
  • Understanding of the needs of diverse students groups and commitment to fostering an inclusive environment
  • Ability to build consensus and lead projects through development, implementation, and refinement
  • Thorough, detail-orientated


  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in academic advising, student success, student retention, or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for retention and student success initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience with student success technology, student information systems, customer relationship management (CRM) software, or other related technology
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • References 

Review of Applications

Applications received by Sunday February 14th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 02/14/2021

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