Assistant Director, Office for Student Success - Student Affairs
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR70687
Reporting to the Director of the Office for Student Success (OSS), the Assistant Director provides leadership and strategy development for junior and senior year students participating in OSS programs. The OSS supports first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students at WashU through additional advising, mentorship, and programming to ensure retention and success at WashU.
This person must be able to travel three to five times per calendar year off-campus, overnight for student leadership retreats and professional development opportunities.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
â‹Implement, manage, and oversee development for high-impact initiatives, programs, and events for FGLI students.
Responsible for interacting and developing partnerships with other departments and work units in order to attain department goals and objectives.Â Collaborate with Career Center, Admissions & Aid, academic division student services, Campus Life, Residential Life, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Athletics, Scholar Programs, and TRIO.
Coordinate the planning and implementation of programs including, but not limited to: orientation, Parent & Family Weekend, targeted career education, financial literacy, and student employment.
Analyze data from program evaluations and makes recommendations for program improvements.
Develop policies and procedures for services offered to students, planning for changes to services to adapt to studentsâ™ needs.
Supervise staff and student employees.
May supervise one full-time staff member.
Supervise graduate and undergraduate student workers.
Create employee performance management plans that include goal setting, evaluation of role responsibilities, and personal/professional development.
Plan and coordinate a centralized recruitment, selection, onboarding, and evaluation process of graduate student employees in the department.
Representing unit on behalf of Director.
Serving as centralized point of contact for inquiries.
Providing timely and accurate responses and referrals.
Coordinating efforts with the administrative staff related to Student Success fund requests.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Masterâ™s degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field.
Three years of professional experience working in a university setting.
Demonstrated experience supervising undergraduate and graduate-level student staff.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of retention and transition programs and services on a college campus, including advising and working with college students in a professional capacity.
Knowledge of student development theory and demonstrated application developing and implementing student staff training.
Comprehension of current issues related to transition issues, student engagement, and student development.
Demonstrated experience in assessment and program evaluation.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook).
Comfort with utilizing new technologies as appropriate (Box, WordPress/Formidable, Google Forms).
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including but not limited to, editing and copywriting, public speaking, and group facilitation.
Event planning experience.
Customer service skills.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
Bachelorâ™s degree and three years of related experience or master's degree and one year of related experience.
$50,500.00 - $86,200.00 / 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.
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