Job Details
Director of Academic Achievement Programs
Galloway - Main Campus
Academic Achievement - Student Affairs (310010)
Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

Faculty and Staff are committed to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of being “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date.  Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

Stockton University, Division of Student Affairs seeks a Director of Academic Achievement Programs to support its goal to promote equitable access, academic achievement, and post-graduate success. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Student Transition, Access and Retention (STAR) Programs, the Director of Academic Achievement Programs will serve as a member of the STAR Leadership Team, in partnership with the Director for Career Education and Development, Director of Military and Veterans Success Center, Director of Student Transition Programs, Executive Director of Educational Opportunity and Success Programs (EOSP), and other campus partners to enhance academic excellence and post-graduate success through integrated student success services and educational programs. The Director of Academic Achievement Programs will lead the division's strategies to expand students' access to high impact student success and experiential educational opportunities, the Student Success Scholars Program, a strategic transition and retention initiative; and Inclusive Student Success Initiatives, that include a portfolio of programs to support the success of first-generation, BIPOC and low-income students.

  • Lead, integrate and align the Academic Achievement Programs staff and service operations with division and university priorities and national best practices. Identify and implement strategies to ensure that Academic Achievement Programs and services and programs meet the needs of diverse student communities (e.g., racially minoritized communities, LGBTQ+, first-generation, non-traditional, military-affiliated, etc.)
  • Leads and implements Student Success Scholars summer and academic-year initiatives and serves as an individual Student Success Coach for participants in the Student Success Scholars Program
  • Collaborates with Executive Director for Educational Opportunity and Success Programs to implement and develop strategies to integrate high impact experiential learning opportunities in student success initiatives
  • Leads, integrates and implements Inclusive Student Success Initiatives (ISi) to support the retention of BIPOC, first-generation and low-income students that include: To.Get.Her, SANKOFA Retention Initiative and First Ospreys Initiatives. Collaborate with campus partners to support a sense of belonging for underrepresented students
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Transition Programs to integrate high impact experiential learning opportunities in orientation and transition initiatives for new students
  • Coordinate the Board of Trustees Distinguished Fellowship Program. Partner with the Director of Career Education and Development, Director of Student Development, and other campus partners to expand underrepresented students' participation in high impact student employment, co­ curricular and experiential learning experiences
  • Serve as a member of the university Ospreys RISE (Research, Internships, Service Learning, Experiential Education) Planning Team
  • Remain current in state and national college student retention trends through involvement in appropriate professional organizations. Direct Academic Achievement Programs' participation in national college student success research and assessment initiatives and leverage data to effectively plan and communicate the impacts of strategies on student success
  • Review, revise, implement and monitor procedures and policies related to Academic Achievement Programs operations to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines that govern students on college campuses
  • Serve on the Vice President for Student Affairs Leadership Council, divisional and university committees
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President, Student Transitions, Access and Retention, and the Vice President for Student Affairs

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education, or related field from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of five years professional experience working with students in a higher education environment
  • Prior professional experience in a functional area(s) that support the transition, success, and retention of diverse students and families
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills with Campus Partners (faculty, staff, students, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration or related field
  • Demonstrated success implementing retention programs for student success programs for BIPOC, first-generation, low-income students, etc. in a college/university setting
  • Strong knowledge and experience facilitating student access to high impact experiential learning opportunities
  • Previous experience advising or teaching at the post-secondary level
  • Active membership and involvement with national college/university academic support or student success professional associations
  • Demonstrated success with integrated planning (strategic planning, budgeting, assessment, and communications) and the ability to use data for decision-making
  • Previous experience utilizing student success management systems (e.g., EAB, Starfish, etc.)
Letter of Interest, Resume, Unofficial Transcripts

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describingspecific skills and experiences
  2. A current resume
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. A list of three recent professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone


Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.