Director of First Year Foundations, Job Code 718IHE

Wayne, New Jersey
Mar 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Executive Director of Academic Success Services, the Director of First Year Foundations manages programs and services offered to incoming students during the summer and throughout the academic year to support their academic needs in developmental courses and programs. The Director is primarily responsible for administering the First Year Foundations Program, including but not limited to planning, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive summer program, repeater workshops, academic coaching and other services designed to enhance student skills; creation of academic improvement plans for course repeaters and managing statistical data and reporting outcomes. S/he coordinates student registration; administers the hold process and recruits, hires and trains.

A Master’s degree in a developmental content area of English, Mathematics, or Reading, Higher Ed Administration, Counseling or related discipline is required.

Five (5) years of full-time professional experience in academic administration related to student academic support programs or developmental education is required. Experience in higher education or with developmental math and/or reading is preferred. The selected candidate must possess experience in program development, knowledge of developmental learning theories and current trends in higher education retention strategies as well as the ability to think analytically and critically. Additional requirements include excellent interpersonal, presentation, written and oral communication skills; a demonstrated ability to utilize technology in the delivery and assessment of programs and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends. Experience using SPSS, Excel or SAS, supervisory experience and working knowledge of Banner student information system is strongly preferred.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition waiver.

Interested candidates should send letter of application, resume and list of three professional references via email (electronic submission preferred) to the attention of Dr. Patrick Noonan at or via mail to him at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Applicants must reference job code in letter of application. For additional information about the University, visit  Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt and continue until position is filled.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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