PASSPORT Director, PASSPORT Program
Reporting to the Vice President of Student Success and Retention, the PASSPORT Director (Director III) will support the mission of the Program for Academic Student Support Providing Opportunities to Remarkable and Talented Students (PASSPORT). The PASSPORT Program provides access to freshmen applicants who do not fully meet University admission requirements, but who are determined and have potential to succeed academically. The Program provides student-centered advising and counseling to assist students in developing intellectually, socially, culturally and personally to reach the ultimate goal of completing their baccalaureate degree. The Director is responsible for the administrative, supervisory and budgetary responsibilities of the PASSPORT Program; must advocate on behalf of students by establishing collaborations with staff and University academic units; and must identify and apply for grants that support the Program’s needs. The Director will supervise staff, prepare budgets and prepare quarterly reports. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.
This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. It requires working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and interacting directly with students following all procedures and protocols set forth in the University’s Restart Plan and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence. The employee must have the ability to wear a face covering for the duration of the workday during the COVID pandemic or as determined by university protocol.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Counselor Education, Higher Education, Communications, Social Work, Administration or a related field and a minimum of three years of higher education experience involving retention initiatives, demonstrated knowledge of developmental education and understanding of the various risk factors associated with PASSPORT students, including direct experience working with underrepresented/at risk populations is required. Five years of experience as listed and teaching experience with underrepresented students and/or first year seminars is preferred. Experience working with grants is essential. Candidate must have excellent administrative and organizational skills; excellent data-gathering, management, analysis and reporting skills; supervisory experience; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Application: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Barbara Harmon-Francis, Search Committee Chairperson, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is November 6, 2020. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.
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