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Assistant Director

Company: Northern Arizona University
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant Director Location: First-Generation Programs Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 604927 Workplace Culture NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We---faculty, staff, and administrators---thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU---s culture of excellence. Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position. Job Description POSITION OVERVIEW: The Assistant Director will be responsible for engaging and addressing the needs of first-generation students through the coordination of first-generation programs and activities, including the STAR Program, Blavin Scholars, First Scholars and campus-wide programming. The Assistant Director shares in the department's responsibility to promote and demonstrate our commitment to first-generation student success through effective, intentional, and innovative student programming and services as well as staff and faculty training. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of First-Generation Programs. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful Transition and Academic Readiness (STAR) Program Plans, coordinates, and manages the STAR summer bridge program. Coordinates with academic partners and residence life staff to deliver summer bridge program. Includes multiple courses, supplemental labs, and academic cohorts. Coordinates with University Admissions to recruit program participants. Coordinates with Student Affairs (SA) Communications to create a marketing and communication plan. Plans and facilitates activities to enrich the student experience and facilitate a transition to the university setting. Includes transition topics, resource presentations, social activities, community connections, service learning, and regional excursions. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates STAR student staff (e.g. Program Directors, Program Assistants, Peer Mentors, etc.). Partners with Student Support Services (SSS) to connect eligible participants to the SSS program. Provides consultative case management for student concerns. Tracks and assesses the performance of participants during the program and throughout their first year. Supervises the mentoring of program participants during the academic year. First-Generation Initiatives Assists the Director in the implementation of First-Generation strategic initiatives. Develops and maintains a website of first-generation student resources. Collaborates with Student Affairs (SA) Communication team and University Marketing to develop campus-wide awareness initiatives, including First-Gen Proud campaign, social media campaigns, newsletter, etc. Coordinates campus events to celebrate first-generation students, their families, and their academic accomplishments, including Fall Welcome, Family Weekend event, Homecoming event, and First-Generation Student Convocation. Coordinates campus events to build community for first-generation students, including First-Gen Fridays, First-Generation Celebration Week, football tailgates, and other special events. Provides oversight and guidance for the coordination of engagement activities for first-generation students, including the First-Generation Workshop Series and First-Generation Pathways Program. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates one (1) Coordinator, who will oversee specific first-generation initiatives such as First Scholars, Blavin Scholars, and student programming. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates one (1) Program Coordinator, who will oversee specific first-generation initiatives such as First-Generation Workshop Series, First-Generation Pathways Program, and programming. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates ten (10) Peer Mentors, who will mentor first-generation students during the academic year. Mentoring students Mentors and advises first-generation college students (e.g. Freshmen Outreach, drop-ins, referrals, etc.). Assess student strengths, concerns, and needs and provide guidance on academic, career, and personal options. Assist students in developing coping skills, attitudes, and habits necessary for academic retention and graduation. Proactively follow-up on student progress through personal contact and other correspondence. Administration and Campus Participation Responsible for the program planning and assessment of departmental initiatives and projects. Represents the department or work unit on various committees, work groups and employee forums. Responsible for interacting and developing partnerships with other campus departments in order to attain program goals and objectives. Responsible for providing regular reports and recommendations. Directly manage and oversee the operational and programmatic budgets. Serves as backup in the absence of department director. Perform other duties as assigned. NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices. As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to: duties, titles, reporting structure, etc. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in an appropriate specialization (Student Affairs/College Student Personnel, Counseling, or Higher Education) AND four years of professional experience in a higher education institution. OR Bachelor's degree in behavioral science or related field AND six years of professional experience in a higher education institution. Preferred Qualifications Professional experience in counseling, teaching, mentoring, academic advisement, academic support, student support services or closely related field at the post-secondary level. Previous experience planning and implementing large-scale university programs. Experience supervising paraprofessional, graduate, or professional staff. Experience working with first-generation students. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Skill in program development and execution. Proven record of developing and sustaining productive collegial relationships with students and colleagues. Proven record of effective communications skills in written correspondence and oral presentations. Professional experience developing and implementing student programming and events. Knowledge, background and experience with training, teaching and professional development of staff. Working knowledge of and experience with the organizational structure of a university. Excellent public speaking, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. Sound organizational and administrative skills. Ability to analyze problems and make well-reasoned, sound decisions. Ability to collect, analyze, and manage data. Familiarity with computer programs and platforms including Microsoft Office. Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Background Information This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff. Salary The budgeted salary amount is $56,000 - $58,000. Commensurate with experience. The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Benefits This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website . NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment. Learning and Development Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years. Application Deadline Open until further notice. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. Additional Instructions Only complete applications including NAU application, a cover letter outlining interest in position and how past experience matches with job requirements, and a resume with at least 3 professional references will be considered. For questions about this position, please contact Traci Harvey at Traci.Harveynau.edu For more information about NAU, please visit: nau.edu/about/ For more information about Flagstaff, please visit: www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?nid2 Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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