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Assistant Director, Honors Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle is now hiring an Assistant Director for the Honors Program at the Daytona Beach campus. The Assistant Director provides all necessary clerical support and student advisement for Honors Program operations. This position coordinates with the Director to initiate and manage Honors Program activities and involvement on the Daytona Beach Campus and in the surrounding community. A strong interest and/or involvement in environmental/social justice issues a plus.

Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate maintenance tasks of Honors Program as defined by Honors director: tasks include but are not limited to maintaining and upgrading Honors Program general website and Canvas site; maintaining Honors contract data base; utilizing Campus Solutions and Imaging software consistently to evaluate student records; assist with review and admission of incoming Honors Program students; manage Honors Center general supplies inventory; manage Honors student databases in Campus Solutions (My Advisees; Student Groups). Review student performance records at the end of each term to determine potential probation or dismissal status. Manage student employees and student employee time sheets.
  • Suggest, develop, and manage new, director-approved Program/student initiatives consistent with Honors Program mission statement. Assist with coordination of events and other initiatives. Also prepare annual reports and presentations for the Honors Program; collaborate closely with the Office of Undergraduate Research to ensure integral involvement of Honors Program students in funded research efforts. Serve on search committees as requested.
  • Advise Honors Program students; advise Honors Student Association. Maintain active personal and digital communication with students.
The Embry-Riddle Honors Program is entering its 20th year. It typically enrolls the top 5% to 6% of incoming students annually, as well as a small number of high-achieving continuing sophomores each year. The Program balances academic rigor with on- and off-campus community engagement. Honors Program students retain at an exceptionally high rate and have routinely reported high levels of satisfaction with their experience. In 2021 a new 5500 square foot Honors Center was opened, with an Honors-dedicated classroom, computer lab, library/lounge, group collaboration room, and administrative offices. The Program currently enrolls 485 students representing degree programs in all four colleges.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2022.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of related work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft Office suite, and Internet end-user applications.
  • Demonstrated eagerness to “think outside the box.”
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working closely with students.
  • Previous involvement with an Honors Program.
  • Passion for broader community engagement.
  • Understanding of a range of environmental and social issues.
Application Instructions:

To be considered, please include a resume/CV and cover letter with your application.

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