Assistant Director of Academic Success
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION OPENING
POSITION: Assistant Director of Academic Success
POSITION CODE: A6807
DEPARTMENT: Student Life
MONTHS/HOURS: Full-time, 12 months, 40 hours per week
STARTING SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
AVAILABLE: August 11, 2014
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: 12 months
POSTING DATE: August 8, 2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision and guidance of the Assistant Dean of Academics & Student Life, the Assistant Director of Academic Success will advise, counsel, and help students meet their academic goals. This position functions as a resource for students in the areas of academic counseling, academic services, and academic concerns, as well as collaborates with Disability Services and other areas in providing support for students.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assists students with academic counseling and setting academic goals. Works individually with students to make academic schedules and four-year plans.
- Counsels students who have received academic status reports from professors and discusses how to reengage in the class, while offering available resource options.
- Develops and facilitates an academic recovery plan for students on academic probation/warning.
- Supervises, improves, and maintains systems developed to assist all students, including those on academic probation/warning. These systems include the Peer Mentoring program and Academic Skills workshops.
- Participates in weekly meetings with Associate Deans regarding students experiencing academic difficulty and follows up with students to coordinate services.
- Serves as the instructor for SSRV 154, College Success Strategies, a two-unit course designed to teach and/or apply academic skills to the college environment and the more demanding, complex workload.
- Assists the Academic Success & Disability Services staff in monitoring students who are utilizing extra time for exams and quiet testing rooms. Actively participates in this process during Midterms and Finals.
- Offers programming for Residence Life, Greek Life, and various student groups on topics such as time management, study skills, choosing a major, and four-year plans.
- Provides support to Disability Services when needed: meetings with students re: academic success resources, meeting with students/families for specific college events, or meeting with students/families in the Assistant Dean’s absence.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, education, or related field supplemented with one (1) to three (3) years’ experience required. Selected candidate will possess strong counseling and interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills. Successful candidate must have the ability to teach learning skills and present training and motivational programs to a wide variety of groups; ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tasks simultaneously in a busy environment; good computer skills in order to produce letters, reports, brochures, handbooks, posters, and informational handouts; data management knowledge desirable. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. A valid Driver’s License is required. A current DMV printout demonstrating a good driving record must be presented prior to offer of employment. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call (909) 748-8040.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, salary history, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Human Resources, University of Redlands, PO Box 3080, Redlands CA 92373-0999
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT OUR JOBLINE AT 909/748-8883 or www.redlands.edu/offices-directories/human-resources/jobs.aspx
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