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Assistant Director, Scholar Support Programs - Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services (A1

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Assistant Director, Scholar Support Programs

Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Applications are being sought for the position of Assistant Director, Scholar Support Programs, in the Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Scholar Support Programs team provides support and resources to undergraduate students in three unique scholarship programs: Illinois Promise, Stamps Scholars, and University Scholars. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director to ensure all programmatic goals are met and is a key contributor in providing support to Illinois Promise scholarship recipients with a primary emphasis on developing and implementing programs and initiatives that promote I-Promise student success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with key campus and community partners to advocate for the I-Promise student population and collaboratively develop and deliver programs and events
  • Establish objectives and measurable outcomes, participate in content development for programs and activities, track and evaluate results, and use assessment findings to drive decision making
  • Recruit, select, train, and advise the I-Promise student leadership group; coordinate and provide oversight of all programs and activities
  • Provide monitoring, outreach and individual advising to I-Promise Scholarship recipients
  • Organize and/or support other crucial I-Promise initiatives such as recognition events, orientation events, advancement/donor relations activities, and mentoring programs.
  • Contribute to web and print communications and annual reporting.
  • Participate in relevant campus committees and professional development experiences.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Required Education:
  • Master's degree preferably in social work, counseling, college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field.

Required Experience:
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in student-centered positions in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with culturally diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders (i.e. campus partners, donors, faculty, businesses, mentors, etc.)
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in program development, implementation, and management.
  • Demonstrated skills in program assessment including data collection, analysis and report-writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Highly proficient with commonly employed software, databases, and web applications.

Preferred Experience Qualifications:
  • Experience supporting undergraduate students from underrepresented populations including students from low income backgrounds and first generation college students.
  • Experience working with college students both individually and in groups, including supervising and/or leading student groups and/or student organizations.
  • Demonstrated success in event planning, public speaking, and budgeting.
  • Experience in marketing and communications (i.e. websites, social media, infographics, program branding, newsletters, etc.).
  • Experience working with undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or other large public universities.


This position is a 100% full time, twelve month, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Starting date is as soon as possible. To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by June 26, 2018. Interviews may begin prior to close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until the search closes. For further information about this position, please contact Jennifer Steiling at [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Provost
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Assistant Director, Scholar Support Programs - Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services (A1800372)
Open Date: 06/12/2018
Close Date: 06/26/2018
Organization Name: Center Advising and Acad Svcs





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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 6/27/2018
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