Rider University invites applications for an Assistant Director, Student Success Programs. Reporting to the Director, Student Navigation Office, this individual will organize and oversee the development and delivery of a variety of academic support programs provided to Rider University students, with a particular focus on students who are academically at risk. The successful candidate will: develop and maintain working relationships with campus partners and work with success coaches, faculty and administrators; coordinate and facilitate initiatives that promote and enhance student success; lead in the design, development and execution ofthe Milestone Scholars Program which includes a summer bridge program, student workshops, freshman seminars, and events; and will participate in the development and outcomes assessment of program and student learning goals for all success coaching programs.
Master's degree in developmental education, student development, counseling or related field
3-5 years' experience advising or counseling under prepared college students and facilitating student success seminars
Demonstrated program management skills, including strong attention to details, ability to work independently, and ability to establish a schedule and budget and work within the same
Strong interpersonal, student advocacy, and written communication skills
Experience supervising students and student staff
Ability to assess student needs and make appropriate referrals
Experience designing and conducting workshops, seminars and/or training sessions
Experience working with a diverse population and in a fast-paced environment
Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience:
Experience supervising professional staff
Background in student development theory and knowledge of student support programs
About Rider University:
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.
Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.
Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has been included as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its
"As a learner-centered University dedicated to the education of the whole student, Rider provides students the intellectual resources and breadth of student life opportunities of a comprehensive university with the personal attention and close student-faculty interactions of a liberal arts college.Through a commitment to high quality teaching, scholarship and experiential opportunities, faculty on both campuses provide undergraduate and graduate students rigorous and relevant programs of study to expand their intellectual, cultural and personal horizons and develop their leadership skills. Our highly regarded programs in the arts, social sciences, sciences, music, business and education challenge students to become active learners who can acquire, interpret, communicate and apply knowledge within and across disciplines to foster the integrative thinking required in a complex and rapidly changing world."