Assistant Director for Student Services - Brown School
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR65628
The Assistant Director plays a significant leadership role in executing the Buder Centerâ™s strategic plan and implement program changes based on evaluation and reporting, and will be expected to collaborate with campus and community partners to support the missions of the Center, with a particular focus on their impact as related to recruitment, retention, and research.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for recruiting American Indian/Alaska Native students and providing academic, financial, and career advising in Indian Country, which will encompass travel on a regular basis. Monitoring and tracking students through the Student Information System (SIS). Assisting students in navigating campus resources for retention and success. Scheduling, planning, coordinating, and attending on and off campus recruiting events.Â
Providing education experiences and training programs from orientation to more advanced professional development programs. Working in collaboration with other offices throughout the University to advance strategic initiatives related to diversity and inclusion, professional development seminars, and student initiatives. Working with a wide variety of constituents in the Brown School to assess programmatic needs that support American Indian/Alaska Native initiatives.
Serving as a representative of the Buder Center, in the absence of the Director. Working collaboratively with tribal colleges/universities and engage in field liaison work such as initiating, establishing, and maintaining relationships with American Indian/Alaska Native constituents important to Buder Center work which includes engaging in outreach and community relationship development (may require travel) and performing ceremonies such as a smudging ceremony for a blessing and Pow Wows.
Contributes to proposals and grant applications and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to funding opportunities for the Buder Centerâ™s missions and goals.
Assisting in the collection and analysis of project data. Developing reports to summarize project results. Preparing articles, reports, and presentations.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Office located in Hillman Hall, which will be equipped with desk, filing cabinets, and computer.
Fast-paced office environment with frequent interruptions and deadlines.Â
Ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations is necessary.
Master of Social Work degree. Prior experience working with American Indian community.
Strong research methods skills and a high degree of proficiency with literature review system (psych literature, ERIC, etc.)
One year of experience in a research setting.
Personable, flexible, organized, and comfortable in a project management position.
Experience with a variety of computer programs (statistical, video, web design, etc.).Â
Knowledge of APA formatting.
Strong writing and computer skills and knowledge of current search databases.
Ability to plan, oversee, and track multiple projects.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in dealing with students, administrative personnel, and faculty, as well as contacts at other institutions and tribal communities while maintaining confidentiality.
Capability of working with a variety of communities and university/department staff.
Interest in working with American Indian students and representatives.
Bachelorâ™s degree and five years or related experience or masterâ™s degree and three years of related experience.
$47,300.00 - $78,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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