Detailed Job Description The Assistant Director serves primarily as a case manager for TRiO Upward Bound (UB) students by monitoring and supporting the academic progress of eligible TRiO students enrolled at one of the target schools. Assists the Director with assessment initiatives, serves as the staff lead with expertise on Financial Aid / financial literacy issues, maintains databases, and prepares appropriate reports
Responsible for managing one or more academic support services functions and for formulating and recommending policies and procedures to effectively administer such programs.
Responsible for interpreting academic support services policies and procedures and for recommending new and improved programs to effectively manage academic support services administration.
Maintains appropriate and accurate student records.
Tracks and documents student participation in project services.
Analyzes data, generates and disseminates periodic reports (monthly and semester).
Assists in developing and implementing advising unit goals and strategies.
Program and Curriculum Development:
Develops and facilitates program workshops and coordinates social and cultural events as needed.
Develop and monitor students' Individual Academic Plans (IAP)
Provide required and selected permissible services for the targeted population in the areas of academic, career, and personal advising and coaching.
Tracks UB students' academic advising and participation requirements as outlined in the UB student agreement form.
Assist participants with course selection to meet graduation requirements Other duties as assigned.
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites interested applicants for the position of Assistant Director for TRiO Upward Bound in the Division for Diversity & Inclusion. We are looking for a dynamic team member who has a passion for working with students. This is a grant funded position at 40 hours per week that requires travel to the schools, as well as some nights and weekends based on programs/events.
Minimum Qualifications Successful candidate must have
Bachelors Degree in education, administration, counselor education, business, social work, public administration or a related field.
A minimum two years of experience working with students in the 6-12 school system desired
Teaching or academic coaching experience
Experience designing curriculum and delivering workshops desired
Experience working with low-income or first-generation populations, working in program development/management and experience working in TRiO or similar projects is desired
Excellent written and verbal skills
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to assess student needs, value a high degree of student contact, and interact interpersonally and effectively with diverse individuals.
Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently perform duties and responsibilities with attention to detail and support for organizational policies, as well as the ability to anticipate demands/pressures of assignments and adjust accordingly
Professional maturity that will foster a professional mentoring and advising relationship with students
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and as part of a team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrate initiative and good judgment
Able to maintain confidentiality and proper discretion in all interactions
PLEASE NOTE: The individual hired for this position will be required to have a pre-employment Motor Vehicle check, and the Motor Vehicle Report must clear RIT's Safe Driving Policy (please refer to page 4)
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 116A
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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