Assistant Director, New Student Programs

Location
Fort Myers, FL
Posted
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Job Title Assistant Director, New Student Programs

Job Description

The Assistant Director, New Student Programs provides managerial support to the Director for the development, implementation, and evaluation of advising-related programs and initiatives. Responsible for supervision and professional development of unit staff and student employees. Assists with developing and recommending appropriate budget for unit services.



Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related degree from an accredited institution.

Four years of experience in higher education in academic advising, student personnel services, student affairs, orientation or related experience.



Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counselor Education, or related degree from an accredited institution.

Five years of experience in higher education in the field of academic advising.

Experience in supervision of professional staff, staff development, and training.

Experience in advising-based programmatic development and assessment.

Expertise in Banner student information system.

Familiar with State legislation and initiatives that affect academic advising.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of and ability to apply theories of college student development and techniques of developmental academic advising.

Knowledge of program models and best practices for offering advising services to particular populations of students: undeclared, first-generation, commuter, and veteran.

Strong leadership skills and the knowledge and ability to supervise, hire, train, manage, and schedule professional staff.

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing with students, parents, staff, and faculty.

Ability to problem find and problem solve.

Ability to initiate, implement, and coordinate projects in a timely fashion.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

Ability to learn and use BANNER in an advising capacity.

Technological skill utilizing MS Word, Excel and Power Point, and other packages, such as Canvas LMS, Web Design (RedDot), and Adobe Creative Suite.

Knowledge of state statutes and rules regarding higher education and academic advising.



Salary Range $48,000 - $50,000

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

•Assists with the visioning and development of a comprehensive set of advising-based programs and services designed to assist students in making a successful transition from high school to college.

•Assists with the coordination and assessment of current advising-related programmatic initiatives, which include, but are not limited to, the advising and registration components of Eagle View Orientation, the Peer Advising program, the annual Majors Fair, Pre-Registration, major selection workshops, and the transition of First Time in College (FTIC) students to college advising.

•Assists with the hiring, training, and supervision of unit staff and student employees.

•Provides academic advising to undergraduate students served by First Year Advising as needed.

•Serves on various division and campus committees, representing the interest of the department.

•Builds cooperative working relationships with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students.



Other Duties

•Assists with developing and recommending appropriate budget for all unit services.

•Provides budget authority for all A&S accounts directed for the department.

•Performs other special projects as assigned.



Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS257P

Open Date 03/30/2017

Close Date 04/24/2017

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or other closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have four or more years of higher education experience in academic advising, student personnel services, student affairs, orientation or related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please explain your directly related experience to the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please indicate the number of years of directly related work experience.
    • 1-4
    • 4-7
    • 7-10
  5. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  6. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)



Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
Optional Documents

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