Assistant Director, Kessler Scholars Program - Student Affairs
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR73279
The Kessler Scholars Program at WashU was designed to increase students who are first in their family to attend college and students from limited income backgrounds in the field of STEM who aims to have a social impact. The Assistant Director of this program provides intellectual vision for the Kessler Scholars Program and is responsible for leading innovative programmatic and curricular development along with long-term strategic planning.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Program Vision and Leadership
Leads and administers all aspects of program including curricular and programmatic development along with program vision.
Develop and oversee budget planning for the Kessler Scholars Program and guide effective stewardship and management of donor gift funds and college funding.
Provide oversight of scholarship selection and awarding processes for the Kessler Scholars Program.
Engagement with National and Campus Partners
Represents the Kessler Scholars Program within the national Kessler Scholars Collaborative and works with professional staff peers at partner institutions to build network and connection opportunities for students.
Represent WashU at Kessler Network events and with donors by overseeing data collection, reporting and analysis as required by Kessler network.
Person is located in a typical office environment.
Work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Masterâ™s Degree, plus five to ten years of professional experience in an academic environment, with demonstrated experience working with diverse, high-achieving students.
Demonstrated experience working with university administrators and faculty.
Working knowledge of student development and effective practices to enhance student learning.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be student-oriented, value the roles of faculty and staff in an undergraduate community, and be committed to maintaining the exceptional quality of the undergraduate experience.
Ability to balance many tasks at one time.
Must be collegial, possess exceptional interpersonal skills, function as both a leader and a team player, and maintain a positive attitude in all interactions.
Position may include some travel.
Working with First-generation or limited-income students.
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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