Office of Undergraduate Academics Assistant Director, Curriculum Management
Stevens Institute of Technology seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Academics. Reporting to the Associate Dean, 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 plays an essential role in fostering a vibrant, academically focused student community and implementing effective curricula and supportive student services focused on student success. The ideal candidate will be an individual with deep understanding of the needs of undergraduate students, and the ability to develop and support a strong and diverse student community, creating a positive and engaging environment for all. He/she will possess excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively with multiple constituencies, including students, faculty (e.g. individually and as part of faculty curriculum management committees), parents, staff in student services units (e.g., Registrar’s Office, Residence Life, Student Life, Undergraduate Admissions, etc.), and external stakeholders.
A master’s degree and at least three years of experience in a higher education related field is required.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
- Maintains a list of school/college faculty curriculum committees approved curricula changes. Assures review by the faculty Undergraduate Studies Committee.
- Maintains a list of Academic Council and Academic Operations and Affairs Committee approved policy changes.
- Assures completeness, accuracy, and understandability of study plans as recorded in the advising support systems of record (e.g. Workday Student). Creates associated templates and degree audit rules.
- Updates the catalog. Assures curriculum description completeness, accuracy, and understandability. Assures academic policy description completeness, accuracy, and understandability.
- Assures advisor assignments for incoming students and students changing programs, or for students changing advisors for any reason.
- Assists in the organization of orientation events for incoming students. Organizes advising events for existing students.
- Supports the Associate Dean in the creation and maintenance of advising handbooks for advisors and students.
- Meets with students on an appointment or walk-in basis to discuss and resolve academic issues
- Serves as an advisor for students identified via the Early Warning System.
- Advises students who are not in good academic standing, which includes frequent meetings to discuss their academic progress, along with strategies for success.
- Advises undergraduate at-risk students who have cumulative GPAs between 2.0 and 2.5.
COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION
- Supports and communicates with faculty in matters requiring clarification of academic policy, academic decision making, and professional judgment.
- Collaborates with other student service departments on orientation, advising, registration, and
- support programs, services and processes for undergraduate students.
SUPPORT OF OFFICE MISSION
- Enforce current academic policies and assist in the shaping and implementation of new ones.
- Educate the student community regarding academic policies and procedures through orientation sessions, freshman class meeting, and electronic communications.
- Provide academic support to students as deemed appropriate by the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Faculty Affairs or OUA Deans (or as sought by individual students).
- Support the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Faculty Affairs and OUA Deans with various initiatives of the office, including those related directly to retention and the 6-year graduation rate.
- Remain abreast of developments in higher education with an eye for improvement of existing programs and services.
Office of Undergraduate Academics
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.