Colleges of the Fenway Associate Provost for Student Achievement and Success - MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That?s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.


The Associate Provost for Student Achievement and Success will bring visionary leadership for designing a comprehensive and unified student success system of academic support across the University?s three campuses and for online students. This newly created position will be responsible for overseeing student academic support and career services and for working with academic leaders on metrics for strengthening student success from the point of acceptance of admission to graduation.

  1. Establish student success goals and assess progress Work with senior administrators to establish university-wide goals and metrics for student success Fulfill regional and professional accreditation requirements as they relate to metrics of student success, including on-time graduation rates and board licensure pass rates (where applicable) Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research; utilize data analysis and assessment tools to support student retention initiatives for domestic and international students Provide expertise and leadership to implement student surveys and evaluation tools that inform effective retention initiatives Collaborate with the Office of Admissions and academic units to employ predictive analytics for student success

  2. Design and implement systems to foster student success Design a comprehensive, coordinated system to strengthen student success from the point of acceptance of admission to graduation In collaboration with academic leaders and key student support services units, implement the strategy and framework to student persistence that includes the following key outcomes: retention and graduation rates, employment and advanced education, and board pass rates (where applicable) Collaborate with senior academic staff, deans/program directors, and key faculty/staff having student success roles within their units to develop, implement, and assess evidence-based student success initiatives, retention plans, academic standing policies, and progression/remediation programs Work with academic leaders and academic support services staff to identify a robust system to facilitate implementation for early identification of need for academic support services and provide necessary training Develop a successful model for academic support that addresses the diverse needs of students and fosters teamwork, staff development, job dedication and effective collaboration with other student support offices

  3. Lead CASE and other student success efforts Provide visionary leadership for academic advising and tutoring services offered by the Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE) to ensure that the needs of our diverse student population are met fully both across campuses and online Ensure good collaboration with the offices of Admission, Registrar, Student Financial Services, Student Affairs and academic units in the administration of CASE operations during add-drop and registration weeks Ensure the successful operations of CASE, providing guidance to staff and administrative decision-making where needed Ensure effective mentoring and advising for students referred to CASE by academic units Maintain up-to-date information on academic programs, policies and procedures, and communicate accurate information to staff and clients Oversee development and dissemination of effective CASE manuals, brochures, and website content Oversee the budget for the CASE, including preparation of annual budget requests, ongoing budget monitoring, and effective allocation of funds Ensure that there is a coordinated system for career advising services provided by the Center for Professional and Career Development (CPCD) that is connected to CASE Manage special projects and develop reports as requested by the Provost Serve as requested on University committees Represent the Provost at internal and external events as requested

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


Required: An advanced degree, doctorate preferred, plus demonstrated, sustained success in a senior leadership position in student academic achievement and success A minimum of five years of experience in higher education, with a minimum of three years of administrative experience in a college or university learning center Demonstrated record of successful leadership in student academic achievement, including successful retention program initiatives Knowledge of academic literature and resources in the areas of academic advising, learning styles, and academic support assessment, including use of data analysis to support effective retention initiatives Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and members of the college community Experience serving a diverse student population

Desired: Teaching experience Leadership in the field of student academic support as evidenced by publications in professional journals and/or service to relevant professional associations Excellent leadership skills Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.

To apply, please visit Attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University?s diversity are welcome to apply.

Date Posted: 7/11/2018