Director, Student Navigation Office

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Oct 09, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Rider University invites applications for a Director of the Student Navigation Office.  Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, this individual will be responsible for developing and promoting a supportive and educational environment that is conducive to the academic success and personal development of all students, through academic navigation, training, coaching, campus collaboration, and intensive, proactive outreach. The Director will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of constituencies integral to student success, ranging from families, to faculty advisors, to on campus services and personnel outside of Academic Affairs. 

Qualified candidate must possess a Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, student service, or related field along with a minimum of 10 years of higher education experience including academic advising.  Individual must also possess:  demonstrated experience in supervision and project management of students, staff and/or teams in a high-volume university environment; superior organizational skills; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work effectively with internal and external university stakeholders and to build partnerships; and demonstrated knowledge of university systems and structures.  Significant experience with the use of technology, including student navigation and tracking systems and knowledge of research based best practices for student success is preferred. 

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report 2019 and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 35. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 382 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

To apply for position no. 306055, please visit RiderHires at

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

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