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Director - First Gen Student Success
Utah Valley University


Date Posted Feb. 11, 2021
Title Director - First Gen Student Success
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department First-Generation Student Success Center
Application Deadline 3/5/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Director - First Gen Student Success


Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:

The Director of the First-Generation Student Success Center directs all aspects of the First-Generation Student Success Center; oversees the development and delivery of programs and services to improve first-generation student success; supervises staff; interacts with students; secures private donations and grants; manages budgets; and promotes services of the center to students and employees. This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Student Success and Retention

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelors degree and two year experience related to the Summary of Duties or any combination of education and experience totaling six years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of student development theory and effective student success and retention strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and strategies specific to first-generation student persistence.
  • Knowledge of financial and business analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of effective organizational staffing, supervision, and personnel practices, including staff development and training.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to UVUs mission and strategic directions.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience utilizing data analytics to formulate and implement initiatives aligned with strategic retention planning and student success.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences including students, their families, advisors, counselors, faculty, staff, and administrators with the highest degree of professionalism and courtesy.
  • Demonstrated skill in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Demonstrated skill in diplomacy, professionalism, and engaged collaboration across university divisions, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated skill in program planning, development, implementation, assessment, and leadership.
  • Demonstrated skill in employee development and performance management.
  • Demonstrated skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to use predictive analytics to recommend, create and implement practical interventions and process improvements essential to success in this role.
  • Ability to effectively manage people of various backgrounds and skillsets.
  • Ability to demonstrate relationship care-taking and group facilitation techniques to ensure continued engagement by stakeholders.
  • Ability to provide for an environment supportive of affirmative action and the achievement of the universitys affirmative action goals and policies.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative, collaborative, and engaged work-place environment with an approach that is positive and optimistic that leads to quality practices and services.


Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree

Physical Requirements:

General office environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $54,865 - $68,582

Advertisement Number: STA06721

Open Date: 02/10/2021

Review Start Date: 02/16/2021

Close Date: 3/5/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/21443

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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