Assistant Director, Experiential Learning Signature Programs

Job Details

Job no: 514573
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Career Services
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
Applications Open: Jun 15 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Assistant Director, Experiential Learning & Signature Programs will work closely with faculty and staff, on- and off-campus mentors, as well as undergraduate students to oversee experiential learning signature programs for undergraduates, specifically Immersive Scholars (UROC) and the River Hawk Experience Distinction. The Assistant Director will provide both strategic planning and implementation and will work collaboratively across the Divisions of Academic & Student Affairs and Research & Innovation to coordinate key initiatives for undergraduate student success.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelors plus 5 years related experience or Masters plus 3 years related

Additional Considerations:

  • Highly desirable: Prior experience with university-based student programs
  • Knowledge of university undergraduate signature programs (Immersion Scholars and RHED), and experience coordinating events and workshops
  • Specific experience with UMass Lowell’s systems (such as SiS, JobHawk, and Tridion) are preferred
  • Proven record of accomplishment working with other departments (such as Honors College, financial aid, study abroad, DifferenceMaker, university relations, and student affairs)
  • Ability to showcase effective communication skills including for marketing and public speaking

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Higher education experience supporting students

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P17.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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