Associate Director, Rice Emerging Scholars Program
Location: Houston, TX, United States,
Internal Number: 782
The associate director of the Rice Emerging Scholars Program (RESP) is responsible for planning, executing, and assessing all components of a comprehensive summer and term-time program for incoming first year STEM students. The associate director coordinates all elements of RESP outside of the classroom as well as provides leadership in the form of supervising RESP assistant directors and training and coaching the upperclassmen who serve as RESP student fellows. The associate director is a primary interface with the RESP scholars, providing comprehensive academic and student transition support throughout their tenure at Rice.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Identifies and advises students needing additional support and provides sustained, individualized, holistic, developmentally appropriate coaching to assist in their academic, social, leadership, and interpersonal development
Manages planning, recruiting, and programmatic components of a comprehensive summer bridge program
Assists students in developing roadmaps for their success at the university, using varied strategies to facilitate the identification and implementation of their goals
Assists in the monitoring of student academic performance and their persistence towards graduation, preparing reports, and maintaining student files as necessary
Examines student data for trends in performance, academic courses or other factors which may impact student success
Maintains an awareness of best practices in proactive / holistic advising, student success coaching, and the higher education / student affairs landscape, integrating these ideas into his / her advising practices
Develops and leads student success interventions, workshops, and other programs aimed at facilitating the transition to college
Develops and leads trainings aimed at educating student leaders, faculty, and staff about the populations supported by the office and they ways in which they can support student transition
Supervises assistant directors of RESP
Collaborate with RESP Co-Directors on strategic direction of the program and new initiatives
Performs all other duties as assigned
Education, Experience, and Licenses/Certifications Requirements
5 years of experience
Type of experience: Experience in providing student support in a college or university setting
May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.
Advanced knowledge of theories, including student development, learning and identity development and experience applying those frameworks professionally
Adept at problem-solving with experience supporting / advising students in personal and / or academic crisis
Excellent communication and rapport building skills and demonstrated success in collaborating with faculty, staff, students, families and administration
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
Demonstrates understanding of the experiences of students in transition, the strategies necessary to facilitate their success, and the development of strategies and key interventions to support this student population
Proven track record of successful support of diverse student populations, including but not limited to first generation college students, low-income students, and underrepresented student populations
Strong coaching and instructional skills, organizational abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to quickly assess the effectiveness of an intervention
Master's degree (preferably in college student personnel, counseling, student affairs, or a related field)
Experience working with new or first year populations
Experience in event planning and execution
Experience providing academic support, leadership development, and program development
Experience/facility with data collection and analysis
Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
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