Assistant Director, New Student Programs
Position Number: 00102371
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) supports and enhances the total educational experience of NC State students through a commitment to quality service that is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, and staff. DASA seeks to attract and enroll a highly diverse class of new and transfer undergraduate students with outstanding ability and potential, assuring access and affordability for all students who qualify for admission to the university, regardless of family socioeconomic status. DASA also utilizes efficient classroom and course availability and monitors the appropriateness of academic regulations to improve student retention and graduation rates commensurate with the goals of the university. Further, DASA promotes the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the campus through its responsiveness and partnerships with other units.
Essential Job Duties: NC State University's New Student Programs department is hiring for an Assistant Director to provide support and leadership in the planning and implementation of Summer Start, a summer academic transition program focused on the successful transition of first-year and transfer students. This includes assisting in the recruitment, selection and training of student leaders related to supporting the programs offered. This position operates in a fast-paced environment which requires candidates to be detail-orientated, possess strong interpersonal skills, creatively problem-solve, and produce work at a high volume. Additionally, successful candidates must also possess the skills and flexibility necessary to balance highly independent and collaborative projects simultaneously. The Assistant Director of New Student Programs is responsible for the following: * Designing and implementing the Summer Start program in line with institutional goals and needs while supporting student transition and success * Managing communication strategies, including social media, to engage with new students, market programs and build institutional affinity, in conjunction with the Associate Director * Designing and executing USC 100: Transitioning into a Diverse Community, a one credit-hour course for Summer Start participants designed to assist in the transition of students to a research-focused institution * Determining program needs based on understanding and knowledge base of orientation, transition, and retention * Collaborating with key campus partners, including academic units, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and auxiliary service units, to welcome and support students in their transition * Exercising effective practices related to the recruitment and hiring of undergraduate and graduate student staff * Supervising and developing undergraduate and graduate staff by modeling effective practices, including a comprehensive training program, opportunities for team development, and consistent feedback * Supporting departmental programming to assist students in their transition and success * Engaging in a practice of on-going assessment of the student leaders, projects and programs in conjunction with New Student Programs staff * Serving as a liaison to campus committees and representing office at regional or national conferences * Some evenings and weekends are required, and hours are longer in the summer during the Summer Start program.
Minimum Education/Experience: * Master's degree in higher education, student affairs administration, or similar field * Three to five years related experience working with college students in a higher education setting
Department Required Skills: * Experience with the development and implementation of programming for students in transition * Experience in identifying and sustaining working relationships with a variety of campus partners, including faculty and administrators * Ability to articulate student development, transitional, student learning, and environmental theories and practical application * Demonstrated experience in supervising and training undergraduate student staff * Experience or understanding of supporting the needs of diverse populations * Demonstrated appropriate interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills to a variety of constituents in differing settings
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Experience in identifying and articulating program expectations, purpose, and learning outcomes * Demonstrated experience in supervising and training graduate student staff * Ability to Identify the components needed for an effective social media, communications and marketing strategies or plans * Demonstrated appropriate interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills to a variety of constituents in differing settings
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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