Director, First Year Experience #605240

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

  • Provides vision, leadership and administrative oversight for all Student Affairs programs and initiatives within First Year Experience. Programs include the following:
  1. NAU 100: Transition to College, NAU 102: Transfer Transitions to NAU, NAU 299: Peer Educator Training, and USC 208: Supplemental Instruction Training/Peak Performance/SA Mentoring Training courses.
  2. Liaising with University Admissions to develop first-year orientation modules/activities.
  3. Welcome Week activities that transition students to college academic experiences.
  4. First-Year Intensive Transition (FIT) programs.
  5. Support for first-year students across all locations or modalities.
  6. Interventions to support high DWFI survey courses.
  • Directs the overall recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of the FYE Coordinators (1.5 FTE). Indirect supervision includes student Peer Instructors.
  • Consults with College of Education - FYE Director regarding, but does not direct, courses placed in COE including NAU 120A: College Success Program (CSP), NAU 130: Back on Track, and USC 150/250.
  • Works with COE-FYE Director to integrate SA initiatives and resources into course-based interventions where appropriate and meaningful (e.g. Academic Success Center/CSP partnership)
  • Prepares, monitors, and maintains oversight of department budgets.
  • Provides reports and recommendations on the activities of the department. Compiles reports for presentations to campus and other stakeholders.
  • Represent Student Affairs on committees, task forces, and other projects across the university.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to NAU and division of Student Affairs values.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education administration/student affairs, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, or closely related field.
  • Six years full-time experience working in higher education.
  • OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience, including familiarity with budgets and supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, managing, and assessing college student success programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and teaching experience at postsecondary level.
  • Demonstrated experience developing strong working relationships and collaborating with campus community and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working with diverse populations.

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.

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.

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