Program Director, Clark Scholars Program

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Working Title: Program Director, Clark Scholars Program

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Dean's Office, School of Eng and Applied Science

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-28-2018

Posting Summary:
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks candidates for a Program Director supporting a portfolio of activities and initiatives supporting the newly formed Clark Scholars Program. The A. James & Alice B. Clark Scholars Program at the University of Virginia will be distinguished by a world-class education rooted in a commitment to service, business acumen, technology innovation and leadership. The program will offer a robust community of scholarship and support to an initial cohort of 15 scholars starting in the summer of 2018, with additional scholars integrated into the program in the following years. Overall duties for the Program Director will be in support of the Clark Scholars program may include support related to student advising, counseling, and engagement, as well as program development, management, strategic diversity. Initial activities will focus on laying the foundation of the various components associated with the Clark Scholars Program. Additionally, candidates will be expected to serve as an advocate and champion for students within the program, which are expected to include a diverse student body.

Based on a candidate's background, specific responsibilities may include (i) managing summer and academic year programming, engagements with K-12 schools, engineering societies, and civic partners, (ii) researching and implementing high impact practices for student retention, engagement, and success, as well as tracking and assessing all student programs, (iii) working with stakeholders in Undergraduate Education, SEAS departments, counseling and career services to improve the engineering student experience, (iv) collaborating on student tutoring programs, (v) overseeing and connecting students with academic and professional opportunities including internships, research experiences for undergraduates, and study abroad, (vi) serving as a representative on committees to facilitate student advising and interventions for Clark Scholars in need, (vii) collaborating on efforts with associated programs to close outcomes gaps among student populations and to substantially increase the percentage of SEAS underrepresented students studying abroad, and (viii), and collaborating on the pursuit of internal and external funding where appropriate.

The Program Director will work closely with the Faculty Director of the Clark Scholars Program and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs. The ideal candidate will be both autonomous and highly collaboratively, a creative problem-solver, and someone with a demonstrated commitment to student development, underrepresented and underserved student populations, and knowledge of high impact practices related to student success.

Master's degree required with a preference for degrees in student affairs, higher education, or counseling. 1-3 years of relevant experience required. Some evening and weekend work required.

To apply, visit and search for posting 0622109. Complete a Staff Application online, attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information of three professional references.

For additional information about the position, please contact Anne Lesko, [email protected]

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to advise and counsel students, and perform program development and management, and serve as an advocate and champion for undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups.

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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 5/28/2018
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