Assistant Director, Student Transitions & Success 8138BR Student Affairs Center for Campus Life
Detailed Job Description
Manage daily operations of New Student Orientation, Transfer Orientation, and Off-Campus/Commuter Student programming and event planning. This includes supervision of undergraduate and graduate staff members and student leaders; facilitation of performance evaluations and mid-semester evaluations for student staff annually; Designing and delivery of a training curriculum to support student leaders in their needs including team building, effective communication, program facilitation, and conflict resolution/crisis management; and collaboration with Divisional partners to facilitate workshops and information sharing that will prepare student leaders to be knowledgeable ambassadors for the university.
Provide leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of regular communications to new and transitioning students supporting their ongoing success. Ensure that priorities are considered with budget expenditures reflecting effective stewardship of RIT resources. Participate in strategic planning and visioning for the area in order to ensure that new and transitioning students are supported through events, programs, education, and administrative function.
Serve as a campus resource managing issues of student transitions and success. Lead and participate in campus-wide discussions about these topics (for example, co-curricular engagement and town and gown relationships). Engage with students, staff, faculty, and alumni and establish meaningful working relationships with key stakeholders. Position RIT as a national leader in student engagement and leadership through meeting and exceeding national benchmarking standards.
Provide individualize support to new students, transfer students, and off-campus/commuter students, making sure to prioritize accessibility and flexibility for meetings. Facilitate training and mentorship to colleagues and campus partners ensuring awareness and support for programs and events across the organization.
Minimum Qualifications Education/Expeerienc:
Masters degree in higher education, Counseling, Social Work, or related fields
1-2 years of full-time professional experience working within higher education/student affairs.
Effective interpersonal, written, and electronic communications skills, including the ability to convey complex information in accessible terms to diverse or multicultural audiences
Ability to manage and maintain confidential and private information; uses confidential, sensitive and/or private records and information, protects information appropriately
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of constituencies within and outside of the university setting
Ability to understand, review, and interpret legal and risk management policies, compliance expectations, and university guidelines and procedures
Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals
Budget experience and acumen
Experience with student staff development and supervision
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with student leaders
Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, and evaluating programming related to the student experience
Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in complex situations with competing priorities
Ability to maintain attention to detail and task completion in a fast-paced, student focused environment.
Computer competence using software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions
Knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), or willingness to learn
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 117A
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.
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.
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