The assistant director of the first-generation success center assists in developing, implementing, and assessing resources to support first-generation students in their first and second year of college. The assistant director works closely with the assistant dean for student success and the first year experience to fulfill the goals of the area and honor the mission of the university while positively impacting the experience of first-generation students. The assistant director works with curricular, transition, and support programs and works collaboratively with a wide range of offices and academic departments. This is a twelve-month and includes evening and weekend commitments. Please note this is a 2 1/2-year grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon receiving funding past the second year.
Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.
Please Note: This is a 2-year grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon funding past the second year.
Master’s degree required, preferably in higher education/student affairs or related field
3-5 years of full-time professional experience in a college/university setting or full-time in a college-readiness or other program designed to support first-generation college-going students
Experience working directly with first-generation college student populations
Experience working with access or success initiatives
Experience working with diverse populations
Evidence of strong written and communication skills
Experience developing and sustaining productive collaborative relationships with colleagues (faculty and staff) in support of student success
Demonstrated knowledge of current research, theory and exemplary practices related to first-generation college students
Experience working with fundraising, specifically related to donors/grants
Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email [email protected]
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.
Ability to work a flexible schedule according to departmental needs, which may include occasional evenings and weekends.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and BoosterRequirement.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note:If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time and additional applications will not be accepted.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.