Associate Director, PASSPORT Program
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Associate Director III
Under the supervision of the Director of the Program for Academic Support Services Providing Opportunities to Remarkable and Talented Students (PASSPORT), the Associate Director of the PASSPORT Program assists with achieving program goals; policy formation; program design; program implementation; program reports; private and public program proposals; grant proposals; program research; program data analysis; and program evaluation. The Associate Director is directly responsible for the development, organization, supervision and management of three major PASSPORT Program components: Academic/Educational Advisement, Professional Counseling and Tutoring. The Associate Director is responsible for the direct supervision of the PASSPORT Student Development Specialists (professional staff), relative to the academic advisement component and the career, personal and social counseling components. The Associate Director will develop and manage strategies and programming designed to increase persistence, retention and graduation rates; and does related work as required. 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 Education, Counseling, Communications, Administration or a related field and a minimum of two years of professional experience in student advising is required. Supervisory experience is preferred. Candidate must be student-centered, know student development theory and have a strong understanding of the needs and challenges facing students from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, computer databases and new technologies, including web-based services and social media; and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
The closing date for applications is March 15, 2021. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.
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