Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Retention
College of Science
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Description: A full-time position as Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Retention is open for employment in the College of Science. The person in this position will work with the Dean's staff to coordinate student recruitment and retention and collaborate on data management of student information for the College of Science.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Retention is the primary administrator that helps the Dean develop and manage recruitment and retention for the College of Science. This individual will assist the Dean in developing initiatives related to science education for the College of Science, and administrative support duties as assigned by the Dean related to recruitment and retention within the college. The Assistant Dean coordinates planning with College departments for recruitment and retention. This position will assist the Principle Investigator for the Illinois Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. The Assistant Dean plans, monitors, and assesses College of Science Living Learning Community education projects. Some overnight and extended travel is required for this position.


  1. A Master's degree in education, science, or higher education administration; two years experience with administrative policies and procedures at the University level required.
  2. Must possess effective computer skills, organizational skills and be able to work effectively with little or no direct supervision on multiple projects.
  3. Experience working with Hobsons CONNECT® student prospecting database or Hobsons RETAIN® preferred.
  4. Experience with Banner and Workflow, or similar databases preferred.
  5. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills preferred.

Effective Date: The position will begin as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest that includes a statement summarizing experience in the responsibilities area described above, a resume, a statement of vision for the recruitment and retention programs in the College, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Retention Search
Office of the Dean, College of Science, Attn: Julie Virgo
157 Neckers Hall, Mail Code 4403
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1245 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Electronic submission of application materials to jvirgo@cos.siu.edu is preferred.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.