Assistant Director of Honors


Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

JOB PURPOSE:

Perform professional duties related to the Calhoun Honors College (CHC), focused primarily on advising high-performing and high-potential college students on their academic programs, graduate school and career goals, and other matters; and assisting with the College's public relations and alumni relations efforts. Provide support to colleagues in the CHC and National Scholars Program (NSP) as needed. Serve as representative of CHC to various constituencies, including alumni, parents, prospective students, various campus committees and boards, high schools/guidance counselors, etc.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

ADVISING: E/50%
Meet regularly with Honors students in one-on-one advising sessions. Work with CHC colleagues to develop advising-related programs, protocols, and strategies. Reach out to at-risk Honors students. Provide information sessions on matters of interest to Honors students, including (for example) study skills, success strategies, graduate school opportunities, etc.

RECRUITMENT/SELECTION: E/20%
Assist in a range of recruiting efforts, including admission and selection process, prospect visits and meetings, and schools and conference visits to promote programs. Review and evaluate student Honors applications.

PUBLICITY: E/15%
Assist with maintenance and management of the CHC web site. Assist in the development of CHC print and electronic publications, including recruitment brochures, "Medallion" newsletter, "Honors Distinction," weekly Honors newsletter, and other materials.

ALUMNI RELATIONS: E/10%
Assist with fund-raising and other initiatives related to CHC alumni relations.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED E/5%
QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

A bachelor's degree and experience in student services programs.

PREFERRED IN ADDITION TO THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

2 years of professional experience in higher education; or a Master's degree in student affairs, higher education administration, or related field.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

The employee will be supervised by an administrative faculty member and will receive regular guidance and feedback to improve job performance and professional development. He or she must be comfortable with a high level of responsibility and independence in executing existing programs and creating new initiatives.
PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 05; salary range for this position is $ 31,805 - $ 38,500

Limited travel; some evenings and weekends.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Knowledge of student development theories and best practices in programming planning, event management, and advising; able to manage several multi-part programs with limited supervision; able to represent Clemson University to outside groups and present self professionally with students, parents, colleagues, etc., in a variety of settings; working knowledge of web design programs, particularly Cascade; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; able to work in flexible, fast-moving environment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:

July 25, 2014
JOB LOCATION:

Calhoun Honors College
Tillman Hall
Clemson University - main campus
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CLOSING STATEMENT:

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