Director of CAST Connections

Job description

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Job No: 511167
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Director of CAST Connections

Department: Dean of Applied Science and Technology

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Director plans, directs, and coordinates the operations, personnel, assessment, budget, and programming for CAST Connections, which is the college-level student success center that serves undergraduate students in our 7 academic units. The Director develops, implements, and evaluates support services, develops training and programs, and oversees community outreach opportunities for students in CAST Connections. The Director regularly interacts with the academic advisement team in CAST to monitor courses with high DFW rates to customize support programming for students in those courses. The Director also serves as a member of the leadership team for CAST and works with campus and community constituencies.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's or equivalent degree.

2. Three (3) years’ experience in a student affairs or academic support role that includes responsibilities for tracking student progress toward college degree completion, oversight of student tutoring, or development of programming related to student support initiatives.

3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

4. Ability to produce quality work under deadlines.

5. Excellent organizational skills.

6. Experience working with diverse student populations.

7. Must be able to work independently, but also effectively contribute to a leadership team with a learner-centered and service-oriented philosophy.

Desired Qualifications

1. Master's degree in higher education or student affairs related area.

2. Program assessment experience, including data collection and analysis.

Work Hours

Core work hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

1. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.
2. Remain at a workstation for extended periods.
3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.

Proposed Starting Date

July 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$55,000 - $65,000/year

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Reference List: 3- 5 professional references and contact information (phone/email)
Transcript (may be unofficial)

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please prepare a cover letter; resume; and reference list, including 3 - 5 professional references and contact information (phone/email), to attach to this application. These must be attached at the time of application.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Colette Homan
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

Colette Homan
Human Resources
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 04/22/2021 05:00 PM CST
Application Closes: 05/13/2021 11:55 PM CST




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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time