Working Title: Assistant Director of the Community Captains Program
Position Number: FA445
Appointment Type: Full Time
Sensitive Position: No
Sensitive Position Statement: A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.
Campus Security Authority: Yes
Campus Security Authority Statement: This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated Personnel: Yes
Designated Personnel Statement: This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
Statement of Economic Interest: No
Statement of Economic Interest Statement: This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position: No
Restricted Position Statement: A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is NOT a restricted position.
Chief Objective of Position:
The Assistant Director of the Community Captains Program will assist with the continued development, implementation, and evaluation of the Community Captains Program. The Assistant Director plays an integral role in identifying creative and innovative solutions to address dual program challenges: high school student recruitment and college student retention. Reporting to the Director of Community Captains and Program Outreach, the Assistant Director will work with staff as well as campus and community partners to refine and enhance program offerings and expand student support services in a continuous cycle of program improvement.
- Assists in the process of continuous improvement of the Community Captains program by researching best practices, collecting and analyzing program data for efficacy, and recommending appropriate changes when needed; Attends and actively engages in appropriate stakeholder (external and internal) meetings; Assists with the development of appropriate consumer information for marketing and special events; Attends and actively engages in appropriate stakeholder (external and internal) meetings; and Maintains records and develops reports as needed by the Director or the Vice President.
Student Support Services-
- Assists the Director in planning, coordinating, and managing activities and events associated with on- and off-campus workshops and programs; Develops a schedule of meetings, activities and events with program participants that matriculate to Christopher Newport after successful completion of the Community Captains program; On an as needed basis, collaborates with the Director to assist with the recruitment of high ability students; Supports on-boarding and transition programs by giving presentations, mingling with prospective students and their families, serving on panels, as needed and directed; Serves as representative of the program to prospective students and families at University-sponsored workshops and programs and for special admission events; Promotes student engagement and involvement in campus organizations, service, internships, study abroad, support services, tutoring, campus employment, and etcetera; Collaborates with staff in the Center for Academic Success to identify at-risk students and identify the appropriate support services to help the student put together a plan to persist, complete, and thrive; and Assists with University retention and completion efforts by coaching and mentoring students on issues of student success, personal enrichment, and program expectations including students at risk of scholarship loss or program withdrawal.
- Provides information to students and the public through formal presentations at workshops, meetings, and classes, and through written communications; Coordinates campus postings, email reminders, website maintenance, and develop and maintain general campus and/or community outreach, as needed; and Completes other tasks, projects and duties as assigned by the Director. This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service. Follow workplace safety regulations and adhere to applicable standards, processes, and programs established for your position. Report unsafe work conditions to your supervisor. Immediately report work-related incidents to your supervisor and participate in accident investigation requests. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:
- Experience in researching and applying best practices for student engagement and youth development. Ability to manage and work independently, or with a team, on high profile and diverse efforts with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability of assessing student learning and satisfaction. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with different stakeholders. Ability to work a schedule that can accommodate weekend and evening work. Excellent written and presentation skills. Proficiency in word processing applications and email-applications. Possess excellent organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated evidence of excellent organizational and time management skills.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:
- Ability to manage and work independently, or with a team, on high profile and diverse efforts with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability of assessing student learning and satisfaction.
Master’s Degree in a related field, or a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and related experience that equates to an advanced degree is required at time of start date.
Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership (or administration), Student Personnel Services, Business, or Public Administration at time of start date.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with different stakeholders. Previous experience presenting to large audiences and various constituents. Proficiency in word processing applications and email applications.
- Experience in researching and applying best practices for student engagement and youth development. Demonstrated increasingly responsible experience working in youth development and/or higher education. Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite and the Google suite of applications, or similar program.
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 387 Best Colleges: 2022 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 3rd among public regional universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number: AP244P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting Date: 07/18/2022
Application Deadline: 08/01/2022
Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.
Review of applications will begin August 1, 2022.
Applications received after August 1, 2022, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
Quick Link to Posting: https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/13973
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