Assistant Director for First Generation & Limited Income (FGLI), Office of Undergraduate Academics
Stevens Institute of Technology seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Director for First Generation & Limited Income in the Office of Undergraduate Academics, reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Retention and Success. The Assistant Director is a vital member of the Office of Undergraduate Academics (OUA), who will join the office during a period of great opportunity, as Stevens concludes the execution of its 10-year strategic plan, which focuses on propelling Stevens to new heights as a prominent student-centric research University. The Assistant Director will be responsible for the development and delivery of specialized academic advising and support programs for the success of First-Generation and Pell-eligible students at Stevens.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
First Generation & Limited Income (Pell) Educational Program Management
- Serves as academics' point of contact for students and families starting at the time of acceptance. Engages families and students during Accepted Students Weekend, Orientation Weekend, and throughout their time at Stevens.
- Advises, counsels, and supports the over 500 First Generation and Limited Income (FLI) students through their years at Stevens. Provides first-semester registration support.
- Aligns appropriate resources in distress situations (e.g., Office of Undergraduate Academics, Student Life, CARE, Counseling and Psychological Services, Financial Aid, STEP, and Residence Life).
- Develops and delivers a series of workshops on non-curricular topics of importance to the FGLI population. These topics include study skills, time management, financial literacy, financial aid, and employment opportunities. Schedules sessions, recruits, and guides instructors as needed.
- Manages student scheduling and registration for all workshops. Manages workshop series related communications (e.g., web shells, social media) to inform and engage FGLI students.
- Conducts program assessment. Designs administer and analyze surveys. Develops improvement recommendations.
- Works with Development to secure support for FGLI students in pursuit of Research opportunities and Study Abroad opportunities.
- Handles social media accounts to advertise FGLI events and programs.
- Collaborates with other student service departments in support of programs, services, and processes for undergraduate student participation.
Support the Office Mission
- Collaborates with other student service departments on orientation, advising, registration, and support programs, services, and processes for undergraduate students.
- Supports the OUA Deans in various initiatives of the office, including those related directly to retention and student success (particularly as measured by the 6-year graduation rate).
- Advises a caseload of students on the Academic Support Program (ASP).
A successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
- Minimum bachelor’s degree and preferred a master’s degree.
- A minimum of 5 years of related advising and program management experience.
- Experienced in developing programs and planning events focused on student engagement and mentorship.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and communication skills (written and verbal).
- Demonstrated strong leadership and mentorship skills.
- Experienced in teaching and leading workshops.
- Demonstrated strong teamwork skills.
- An ability to maintain confidentiality.
Undergraduate Student Success
General Submission Guidelines:
In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.
Still Have Questions?
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Jobs@Stevens.edu
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Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.
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