Director of the Dathel and John Georges Student Center

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Director of the Dathel and John Georges Student Center

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-21-2017

Posting Summary:
The Director of the Dathel and John Georges Student Center provides on-site leadership, strengthens partnerships, and supports the University's existing undergraduate academic, career, and personal advising offerings in a newly created centralized location in Clemons Library.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Dathel and John Georges Student Center will be responsible for forging and strengthening strong collaborative relationships among different student advising programs and enhancing support for students as they progress from their first year through graduation. The Director is also tasked with managing the physical and virtual operations of the Center, which will serve as a focal point for programs to share best practices and implement new approaches designed to enhance student success. Lastly, the Director will work collaboratively with the vice provost to develop a strategic vision for the center in support of "total advising," a holistic approach that integrates academic, career, and personal advising.

The Director's responsibilities (either direct duties or oversight through staff) include: Establish Center goals and strategies; prepare and administer the budget; recruit, hire, and train student staff members; respond to queries about advising programs and make appropriate referrals; coordinate daily events and activities; collect and analyze data on the programs; compile and disseminate program opportunities; maintain websites; ensure smooth operations of Center technologies; perform successful marketing and outreach. Prior work history in higher education and with the University of Virginia is preferred.

Initial appointment is for three years. Additional terms dependent upon availability of funds.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to manage budgets
- Leadership style that fosters collaboration and incorporates outstanding organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills
- An ability to handle multiple priorities on competing timelines
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of strategies and tools for managing spaces, events, and staff
- Knowledge of strategies and tools for outreach and communication

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