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Employment Status:Full time (29-40 Hrs) Type of Employment:Staff # of openings:1 Location:ASU-Jonesboro Proposed Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Closing:9/21/21

Please note: All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date. A-State participates in E-Verify.

Position Summary:

The Honors College at Arkansas State University is seeking an Associate Director to support and assist with the continual development of undergraduate Honors education. The Associate Director position has multiple responsibilities that contribute to the daily operations of the Honors office and the long-term growth and advancement of the program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities of the Associate Director:

  • Serve as an academic advisor and mentor in the Honors College (this includes personalized one-on-one advising, managing Pack Support, graduation checks, scholarship renewals, and other academic progress reports on students)
  • Participate fully in the Honors recruitment process (this includes coordinating prospective student visits, meeting with prospective students and parents/guests, giving tours of the HLLC, collaborate with the Admissions office, representing the Honors College at Pack Preview, oversee the Honors Ambassadors and mentor/mentee program, and maintaining contact with prospective students throughout the recruitment cycle)
  • Serve as liaison to the Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) (this includes proactive communication with University Housing, coordination of the housing selection process, maintain HLLC waitlist, and facilitate room changes)
  • Coordinate the Honors Experience Grant (HEG) application and selection process, including budget management for the Honors College Fee account
  • Coordinate Honors assessment initiatives including participation in the university Program and Co-Curricular assessment committees
  • Conceptualize and plan Honors publications and mass communications for prospective and current Honors students
  • Coordinate Honors Orientation and involvement in New Student Orientation sessions throughout the academic year
  • Assist with ongoing Honors programming initiatives, including Honors Brainy Break (alternative educational spring break program), throughout the year
  • Assist with Honors special events and projects throughout the year
  • Assist with ongoing Honors Alumni initiatives
  • Continually develop and oversee the Honors website
  • Assist with social media management
  • Serve as Honors College Association (HCA) staff advisor (this includes directly advising Executive Council meetings, supervising HCA officers, attending HCA programs and events, coordinate the Executive Council selection process, budget oversight, and coordinate community engagement and philanthropic outreach to the Jonesboro community)
  • Serve on university-wide committees as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Skills in MS office - excel, word, databases, etc.

Ability to effectively communicate, to multi-task, and work with little supervision

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Some evening and weekend hours as needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Outstanding interpersonal communication skills in order to work successfully with high achieving college students, faculty, and administrators from diverse backgrounds

Self-motivation and the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with the Honors team

Well developed organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and a keen attention to detail

Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate productive communication with a broad range of constituents

Strong technological skills, including the use of social media

A commitment to academic advising and student development throughout the undergraduate Honors experience

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Master's Degree in an appropriate discipline is required

Strong candidates will have earned a Master's Degree in higher education administration, college student personnel services, counseling or another related discipline by the time they start the position

Experience in higher education is preferred

E-Verify Participation Notice:

E-Verify Right to Work:


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A destination university focused on the mission of educating leaders, enhancing intellectual growth and enriching lives, Arkansas State University is a doctoral-level institution serving residents of Arkansas, the Mid-South and the Delta with over 150 majors from its main campus in Jonesboro, Ark.

A Division I BCS member and home to research programs including the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Delta Center for Economic Development, A-State began in 1909 as the region’s agricultural and educational hub. Expanding today with its first international campus location set for Mexico and a plan for a college of osteopathic medicine in Jonesboro, Arkansas State is known world-wide.

With enrollment topping 13,500, we are the second largest university in the state. Our wide selection of doctoral programs includes Molecular Biosciences, Heritage Studies, Environmental Science, Educational Leadership, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Our online programs include a nationally ranked MBA degree. A-State has unique offerings such as the only College of Fine Arts in the state. From our on-campus child care center to the Cooper Alumni Center, we remain connected to our students. Arkansas State University values its commitment to diversity and services for the community, region and state.

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