The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an Assistant Director of Student Sucess which supports the retention and graduation of UAB students within the context of higher education. The Assistant Director addresses the needs of these students through advising, program development, student tracking, and outreach, and supervision of professional and student employees. The Assistant Director will report to and work with the Associate Director in Student Involvement Leadership to develop and implement innovative strategies that support the matriculation of students to graduation.
Key Duties, Primary Responsibilities:
Program Development: Develops and supports transitional student success initiatives in the form of student organizations, programs, and events related to the retention and graduation of students. Develops culturally relevant programming to assist in student transitions while fostering a sense of belonging for program participants. Provides necessary activities for program participants related to their acculturation into the campus environment.
Student Tracking and Outreach: Consults with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis to identify current trends and challenges facing first generation college students at UAB. Consults with TRIO Academic Program to identify program participants. Oversees continuing support and follow-up activities for participants after completion of programs. Participates in Divisional, State, regional, and national professional training opportunities. Keeps abreast of latest knowledge and research in student retention and success. Assesses program participant outcomes by tracking academic progress and designing assessment tools related to participant's sense of belonging. Attends training and conducts presentations at regional and national professional organizations including National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education and the NASPA National Conference.
Peer Coach Recruitment and Training: Recruits peer coaches who are qualified to support mentees through their academic and social experience. Assists in the development and implementation of peer coach training program designed to support office and University goals related to retention and graduation. Provides leadership development opportunities for peer coaches. Connects mentors with university resources in support of their efforts to provide excellent mentorship to mentees. Serves on and chairs University committees on behalf of Student Involvement Leadership and the Division of Student Affairs.
Advising: Assesses the developmental needs and demonstrates culturally inclusive advising, supporting, coaching, and counseling strategies for student programs and organizations related to student transitions in college.
Supervision: Supervises unit staff; develops, encourages, promotes, and monitors professional growth of student and professional staff; develops and communicates performance and evaluation standards; ensures compliance with university policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned
Annual Salary Range: $45,395-$50,000
A Master's Degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration or an academic/instructional related field and two (2) years of related experience. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
:Professional & Managerial
:141002000 Student Involvement & Leadership
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager):Onsite
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.