Associate Director

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Deans, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 35334 University Title Associate Director 1, Student Services University Job Family Student Services ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search National Working Title Associate Director Position Number FAA670 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Division for Health Sciences Diversity Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The Division for Health Sciences Diversity invites applicants to apply for the Associate Director position. Reporting to the Director of the Division for Health Sciences Diversity, the Associate Director will be responsible for managing the core functions of VCU’s Health Sciences Pipeline Programs and will aid in furthering the division’s capacity for facilitating interprofessional partnerships across the landscape of healthcare careers. This involves ensuring that in the development of programs/projects, evaluation measures must align programmatic outcomes with the targeted objectives of the University’s campus-wide strategic planning (e.g., Quest 2025: Together We Transform, VCU Health Strategic Plan: Vision by Design, and the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan).

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
– Overseeing the division’s strategic components such as academic coaching, student programming, and course instruction for Pipeline participants

– Supervises programming staff, and assists with the strategic planning of the division

– Promoting coalition-building among internal and external partners and other stakeholders in the communities served by the division

– Collaborating with admissions faculty and staff at each of VCU’s five health professions schools to implement strategies that enhance the quality of Pipeline program recruitment and contribute to successful student outcomes

– Assists with the collection and management of student data including student outcomes

– Providing support to the Director to ensure that division fiscal and administrative operations are executed in compliance with state and university policies and procedures

– Collaborating with the Division for Academic Success and the Office of Student Experience staff to develop academic support programs and services for Pipeline students Minimum Hiring Standards
– Master’s degree in a relevant field of study

– Professional experience in planning, implementing and evaluating student enrichment programs

– 2-5 years’ supervision experience and providing leadership to full-time employees as well as any of the following: part-time, temp, adjunct and/or graduate assistant

– Effective oral and written communication skills

– Ability to build teams and work collaboratively

– Presentation experience and demonstrated ability in leading discussions and training topics

– Ability to work independently and as part of a team, manage several responsibilities at the same time, resolve problems using initiative and sound judgment

– Ability to meet multiple and changing deadlines as well as complete tasks with accuracy

– Ability to collect, interpret, and report data and to write informational materials and reports

– Knowledge of student learning theory and developmental outcomes, and experience in its application

– Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as an employee at VCU Preferred Hiring Standards
– Advanced degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or a related field

– Experience recruiting, retaining, mentoring, and advising diverse students

– Demonstrated commitment to creating learning environments and opportunities for diverse student populations in college environments

– Ability to approach staff training and development using intersectional framework, oversight of budget development and/or management, and advising student organizations in higher education

– Working knowledge and experience with residential living-learning communities, work with faculty members, and course development and instruction Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience and qualifications Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 hrs/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 09/03/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have 2-5 years’ supervision experience, which might include providing leadership to full-time employees as well as any of the following: part-time, temp, adjunct and/or graduate assistant?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience with planning, implementing, and evaluating student enrichment programs?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe how you have demonstrated a commitment and/or sensitivity to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion with your previous job experiences.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter - 1
  3. Reference Letter - 2
  4. Reference Letter - 3

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