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Director of Transition Programs

Landmark College
Vermont, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 31, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Primary Function

 Reporting to the Dean of Campus Life & Director of Residential Life, this position is responsible for: 

  1. Directing the College’s Transition at College program 
  • Supporting the design and delivery of the residential programming for the College’s Summer College Readiness program 
  • Other tasks, projects, and programming related to Transition to College as assigned 
  • This position includes an opportunity to advance to an Assistant Dean / Director level after 12-24 months. 

    Specific Responsibilities: 

    Transition at College Program: 

    Developing and implementing the program and the programming including bi-weekly seminars and workshops to help students effectively transition to college and develop and strengthen self-determination, identity, confidence, maturity, purpose, social competencies, autonomy, and interpersonal relationships 

    1. Through the supervision of the Assistant Director/Resident Dean overseeing the TaC program in residence (as well as TaC Assistant), develop a supportive living environment for TaC students while helping them develop time management, prioritization, and executive function skills.
    2. In collaboration with the Dean of Campus Life & Director of Residential Life, develop an extended orientation program that includes goal setting and semester planning with students and families, to include the design and delivery of prearrival orientation workshops
    3. Provide regular check-ins with students to review performance and progress towards goals.
    4. Collaborate with a dedicated academic advisor for all TaC students, support AIT interventions with advisor where appropriate
    5. Collaborate with Faculty, Career Connections, Advisors, Academic Support and Coaches, Counselors, Student Affairs, and Residence Life staff to shape and deliver the program.
    6. Serve as a main point of contact for families of TaC students.  Facilitate family meetings for each enrolled TAC three times per semester; facilitate family specific workshops (virtual and on-campus)
    7. Serve as a liaison to Admissions; review all applications and assist in interview process and related campus recruitment efforts
    8. Design and provide ongoing assessment of the TaC program

    College Readiness

    Assist in the design and delivery of the College’s Summer College Readiness Program, including supporting the assigned residential staff to the program in the creation of co-curricular and extracurricular content intended to support students as they prepare for their transition to college. 

    Required Qualifications & Skills: 

    Essential qualifications include A master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or related field or a bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The ability to responsibly handle sensitive/confidential information is critical. The ability to work independently, maintain priorities, and work irregular hours during peak periods is required. Ability to use and integrate enterprise technologies. 

    Physical Demands:

    General office work, combined with some walking and carrying of light items. No special physical demands are required for this job. 

    Working Conditions:

    General office and campus environment. Occasional need to confront difficult students.

    $1500 SIGN ON BONUS

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