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Director of Student Success - RED LAKE NATION COLLEGE



Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Director of Student Success – Full-Time


REPORTS TO: VP of Academic Affairs & Operations


REVISED: February 2016

DEADLINE: Open until filled


PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The Director of Student Success works closely with the VP of Academic Affairs, the Director of Student Services, the Retention & Recruitment Counselor, faculty, and students with the goal of supporting student success, retention and the mission of the college.

ACCOUNTABILTY: The Director of Student Success reports directly to the Vice of Academic Affairs & Operations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Meet with RLNC students individually and in groups to provide counseling, teach life coping skills and provide support to improve student success and retention.

• Assist Red Lake Nation College students with follow through on recommended referral services.

• Create student success plans, monitor attendance, and work closely with students on academic warning and/or returning from suspension to aid them in returning to good academic standing.

• Promptly address, and utilize external resources as necessary, in resolving mental health crises among Red Lake Nation College students.

• Collaborate with the Recruitment & Retention Counselor to improve student retention.

• Work to identify early, assist, and monitor RLNC "at risk" students who appear to be struggling academically or socially.

• Assist the College in facilitating the resolution of faculty and student issues that require a thorough knowledge of at-risk students.

• Create an effective meeting and communication system to maintain contact with students and staff to help with student retention.

• Serve as the lead Career Development staff member to direct students towards a four-year educational program or job placement.

• Provide individual and group student success training and counseling on life coping skills and problem solving skills.

• Monitor attendance and academic performance of students enrolled in Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) at Red Lake High School and Red Lake Nation College.

• Chair PASS Committee.

• Teach at least one class at RLNC per semester. This will be a paid teaching assignment through LLTC.

• Other tasks as assigned.


• Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of RLNC.

• Knowledge of Anishinaabe culture and demonstrated ability to work with Native communities.

• Clinical experience in providing professional counseling and/or therapy.

• Positive, supportive, open, and helpful personality required.

• Professional and highly developed human relations skills are required to work with the large number and variety of people in this position.

• Knowledge, experience and comfort working in higher education and an academic environment.

• Commitment to community and culture based education.

• Cultural sensitivity and experience working with a reservation community, experience working in the Red Lake community is preferred.


• Minimum requirement of a Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related area.

• Experience in higher education preferred.


• Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

• Possession of a valid MN driver's license.

This position follows our Red Lake Tribal Member and Indian Preference Policy.


Please email an employment application, resume, and unofficial graduate transcripts to Mandy Schram, VP of Academic Affairs, at Employment applications can be found at:!employment-opportunities/lhdom.


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