CGU- Assistant Director, Programs and Student Life
Claremont Graduate University
Location: Claremont, California
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: REQ-4558
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director of Programs and Student Life – Drucker School
PRIMARY PURPOSE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Reporting directly to the Associate Director, Programs & Marketing Communications, the Assistant Director of Programs and Student Life is responsible for supporting the program portfolio of the Drucker School with direct leadership over assigned degree programs and special initiatives, particularly the planned Middle Life Transition Program (MLTP). In addition, the Assistant Director will manage Drucker student life activities including the Drucker student associations, case competitions, events, and student travel.
Because of the small, interwoven nature of the School, the Assistant Director of Programs and Student Life will work closely with staff from student services, recruitment and admissions, marketing, and career services.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contribute to the planning, coordination, implementation, evaluation and reporting of all programs managed by the Drucker Programs team.
Provide direct oversight to the Drucker student associations including monitoring budgets, guiding leaders to meet goals, and ensuring the perpetuation of associations through succession planning.
Assess students for Beta Gamma Sigma eligibility, organize yearly induction ceremony, and oversee chapter activities as chapter advisor.
Support student competitions, including ACG Cup, CFA Challenge, and Kravis Competition, by promoting opportunities to students, working with external contacts to distribute materials, and working with faculty to identify teams.
Produce and promote Orientations, Kravis Competition, Commencement, global immersion/travel programs, and other student events.
Manage student communications related to student life.
Assist in onboarding, supervising, and developing student employees.
Work with the Drucker Office of Career Strategy to identify opportunities for student growth and success. This includes leading or supporting many student-centered activities such as guest speakers, workshops, site visits, and projects.
Collaborate with faculty to identify the needs of the programs.
Observe graduate management education and market trends in order to work with school leadership and other staff on strategy and goals.
Be familiar with AACSB standards. Take responsibility for the standards that affect the delivery of education – for example, the assurance of learning standards. Work with school staff on the reporting of the Drucker School to other standards. Ensure all processes are in place to track performance to these AACSB standards on a regular basis.
Be familiar with the policies that guide decision making at Claremont Graduate University.
Build and maintain strong relationships with faculty and staff at the Drucker School and Claremont Graduate University to support the goals of the University and Drucker School.
Perform other duties as assigned in support of CGU’s mission.
Middle Life Transition Program (MLTP)
Contribute to the development, launch, and administration of the MLTP.
Support the academic leadership group of the MLTP as they build a network of stakeholders to support the program, develop program structure and content, and prepare for full program delivery.
Provide project management and event support for the creation and delivery of specific program development sessions with external stakeholders.
Attend meetings with external peer groups and conferences pertaining to MLTP development and delivery.
Liaise with stakeholders at CGU and the Claremont Consortium regarding MLTP build and delivery.
Coordinate program delivery after launch including scheduling, assessment, student support, and faculty involvement.
Provide administrative support to recruiting and admissions efforts for MLTP after launch in Fall 2023.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Ultimately, the position requires a strong administrator who can function autonomously. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
A self-motivated, creative and innovative professional with the ability to solve problems with creativity and diplomacy.
Strong commitment to student development and sensitivity to diverse populations.
Solid knowledge of and experience in curriculum development and evaluation – both online and face-to-face.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing, and the demonstrated ability to interface comfortably with both the academic community and experienced business executives.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum two years’ experience in a professional role in the private or not for profit sectors.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATES: N/A
OTHER PREFERENCES: Experience working with students in a graduate level academic institution particularly graduate management education and/or adult learners.
UNIFORM REQUIREMENT: N/A
HOURS: The regular hours for this position are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Hours may vary due to needs of the College or department.
CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS: This is a (full-time), 12-month (Exempt level) position. Benefits-eligible.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: N/A
REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Programs & Marketing Communications
At Claremont Graduate University, the health and safety of our community is a top priority. Claremont Graduate University has adopted a policy of requiring all employees to show proof of being fully-vaccinated, based on applicable federal and state law. If offered the role, within two weeks of the hire date, the candidate will need to provide proof of vaccination, qualify for an appropriate exemption, or otherwise be in compliance with the current applicable federal, state and local laws to be exempt from being fully-vaccinated.
Claremont Graduate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender and/ or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical disability or any other legally protected basis in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title I of the American Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable laws. CGU is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically challenged, Vietnam-era veterans, and women. This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of the employment position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of the employment position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.
It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Successful completion of criminal background and DMV checks required for final candidate.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.