Assistant Director, Academic Success Center

Job Title: Assistant Director, Academic Success Center
Position Number: FT-PROF-ADASC-09212017
Departments: Academic Success Center
Reports To: Director of the Academic Success Center
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

This is a full-time, non-exempt status position responsible for planning, managing, and delivering outside the classroom support for students. The Assistant Director serves as a vital resource for students, faculty and staff.  This position reports to the Director of the Academic Success Center.

OFFICE HOURS:  Monday- Friday: 8:00-5:00

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides support to the Director of the Academic Success Center, positively impacting student success and retention
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates student tutors (Supplemental Instruction, English Language Learners, Academic Coaches, etc.) to meet needs for select courses
  • Supervises 4-6 student Graduate/Program Coordinators who assist in running Academic Success Center programs.
  • Collaborates regularly with deans and faculty to develop and evaluate academic support
  • Coordinates with the Academic Success Center Administrative Assistant to run support for specialty programs, including athletics, TRiO and first-generation program.
  • Tracks efficiency and success of academic support programs
  • Collects and analyzes data on student services and progress
  • Constantly seeks out ways to improve and grow services to increase student retention
  • Interacts regularly with Academic Affairs, Athletics, and Enrollment Management
  • Attends Orientation, Welcome Days, Huskypolza and Enrollment Management recruiting events on behalf of the Academic Success Center
  • Collaborates on a leadership team for academic summer program supporting incoming First-Year Students.


A Master’s degree strongly preferred in higher education, leadership, counseling, or related field from an accredited college or university is required. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully handle this position.

  • Work collaboratively in a team atmosphere
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Knowledge of educational technology and assessment practices
  • Computer literate in the use of Microsoft Office; knowledge of Banner and Blackboard preferred
  • Ability to set goals and work independently
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with others
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required
  • Exhibit an active Christian faith with local church membership and involvement

In addition, the successful candidate will be professional, self-reliant, proactive, enthusiastic, and will make a positive impression on others.

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.

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