Associate Director, Student Transitions & Success 8226BR Student Affairs Center for Campus Life
Detailed Job Description
Collaborate with other University departments in support of a comprehensive new-student orientation program that will assist entering first-year, transfer, and graduate students in making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of the University. Provide overall leadership for the design, implementation, and assessment of a holistic, cohesive curriculum and programmatic initiatives that advance the University's priorities for improved student preparation and success, provides a coordinated experience that aligns with the University's strategic goals.
Supervise the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of all Orientation Leadership Team, Orientation Supervisors, Orientation Leaders, and staff photographers. This includes oversight of the administration of all graduate and undergraduate student employment processes and payroll for Orientation.
Serve as an Advisor to the Reporter Magazine, the student-run publication of RIT. Specific responsibilities include advising the executive board in their planning, communications, and administrative operations, and well as oversight of budget.
Supervise a full time professional Assistant Director. The AD will serve as departmental lead for all marketing, communications, and specialized programs supporting both New Student and Transfer Student Orientation.
Develop and implement year round programming for first-year students, transfer students, off-campus/commuter students to ensure increased visibility, understanding, performance, and sense of belonging that will create a lifelong relationship with the University. Included in this expectation is building strong relationships with key stakeholders that can provide expertise, resources, and additional support for the student experience. (Including, but not limited to - Alumni Affairs/Parent & Family Programs/Student Auxiliary Services/Academic Affairs).
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience:
Advanced degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs
Masters degree in higher education, counseling or related field and 3-5 years of experience leading a comprehensive program in a University setting. Supervision of undergraduate/graduate students and professional staff members. Ability to maintain attention to detail and task completion in a fast-paced, student focused environment.
Sign language fluency or a commitment to learn
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of first-year, transfer, and family trends.
Ability to exercise judgment and independent initiative; handle time sensitive matters that require concise problem solving and confidentiality and/or sensitivity.
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
Possess a deep understanding of a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-cultural issues.
Budget experience and acumen
Experience with 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
Proficiency or willingness to learn technology systems related to this role including Campus Groups, EMS, and others.
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 118A
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.
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
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