Assistant Director for the Center for College Student Success
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR12265
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Governs management of CAAP summer and academic year program components, including planning and scheduling workshops/study sessions/social events, reserving rooms for classes and events, corresponding with invited speakers and guests, and other planning and implementation of program components as needed.
Manages annual portfolio of CCSS programming, including workshops and presentations for students and campus partners.
Manages the Maroon Mentors program, including supervision of mentor team and oversight of mentor and mentee application and selection processes, trainings, and program budget.
Develops and implements trainings for DOS staff and faculty on best-practices to support first-generation, lower-income, immigrant (FLI) and undocumented/DACAmented student populations.
Administers and works collaboratively with College IT to support the Laptop Lending Program.
Collaborates with the CCSS Director and office team with developing new programming initiatives for first-generation and lower-income students.
Collaborates with the CCSS Director and other team members with strategic planning and calendar management.
As needed, represents the program with partner offices and peer institutions.
Meets regularly with leadership of student organizations including Socioeconomic Diversity Alliance and Quest+.
Implements budget and tracks expenses related to programming and academic materials.
Identifies and connects students to appropriate campus resources, e.g. tutoring, career specific advising, and study skills support.
Provides in depth advising through regular meetings and outreach to CAAP students (at least one individual meeting with each scholar over the summer and each quarter).
Monitors student academic performance and progress and works with Academic Advisers and the CAAP Director to coordinate academic interventions when needed.
Ensures student program compliance and tracks student program participation and academic progress through CAAP portfolios.
Serves as Summer Academy on-call contact (rotating duties with the other members of the CCSS staff) when student issues arise outside of regular business hours.
Helps research, compile and analyze data to create reports, proposals and other documents including, but not limited to, student progress reports.
Reviews CAAP application files and conducts interviews for program admission.
Responds as necessary to inquiries from prospective students, entering students, and parents.
Manages admissions logistics and travel arrangements for CAAP Scholars.
Collaborates with the CCSS Director to develop and implement marketing, recruitment, and fundraising strategies for CCSS programming and CAAP summer academy.
Maintains Center and program websites, recruiting and marketing materials.
Monitors and engages Facebook, Instagram, and other social media accounts.
Operates with minimal guidance, to create and implement programs that help students prepare for post-secondary education.
Manages student services provided. Uses in-depth University knowledge and experience to provide tutorials, counselling and mentoring to students. Acts as a resource for teachers, counsellors and other school officials with less experience.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masterâ™s degree in education, social work, counseling or other related field.
Higher education experience.
Demonstrated commitment to working with young adults, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds.
Background working with a diverse student population.
Demonstrated commitment to the values and goals of a liberal arts education.
Proficient at event planning, logistics, and business communication.
Skilled at supervising staff.
Familiarity with residence life.
Working knowledge with program review and student learning assessment.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficiency in PC environments.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and online organizational tools.
Willing and able to learn new software.
Understanding of data analysis and data management.
Proficiency with web and social media platforms strongly preferred; working with email marketing.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Project management skills, interviewing skills, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills.
Oral and written communication, close reading and editing of documents, ability to focus on detail, handle multiple concurrent tasks with constant interruptions.
Some evening/nights and weekend work.
Sit at a computer for 4-6 hours.
Periodic walking to other campus locations.
Cover Letter, that includes interest in position (required)
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