The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost postsecondary performing arts schools in the country. AMDA NY offers a two-year conservatory program in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts.
We are currently seeking an experienced Director of Student Success for our New York campus. The Director will provide strategic support over a wide variety of areas including pre-enrollment support, academic progress monitoring, day-to-day student issues, career development and personal development.
Provide leadership to Student Success Department, including Staff Mentors and Mental Health Counselors, in their development and implementation of strategies that contribute to improving student success outcomes.
Establish and implement a framework for monitoring relevant progress metrics to determine the efficacy of campus student success initiatives.
Partner with campus leadership to identify shared challenges and opportunities related to student success.
Coordinate with other departments, specifically Education Services and Student Affairs, to increase retention and graduation rates for students
Assist campus leadership in securing additional external resources to conduct projects and research related to student success.
Participate in relevant regional and national conferences and networks as appropriate.
Assist with projects and ad hoc duties as needed.
Master' s degree in related area.
8 - 10 years' experience in higher education.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to address with sensitivity different audiences within and outside AMDA.
Experience supervising staff in a managerial role.
Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate good working relationships with Executive Team, campus faculty, staff, and higher education administrators.
Demonstrated collaborative approach to problem solving and excellent communication skills.
Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities to organize and prioritize, to work collaboratively where appropriate and without close supervision when needed.
Knowledge of trends, issues and dynamics influencing postsecondary student readiness, participation, and degree/credential completion.
General familiarity with federal, state, and institutional policies and programs that affect postsecondary student success.