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Assistant Director - Graduate Academics & Student Success
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted May 4, 2022
Title Assistant Director - Graduate Academics & Student Success
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Undergraduate Education
    Student Affairs

Job Description


Stevens Institute of Technology is seeking an Assistant Director of Graduate Academics & Student Success who is committed to providing a best-in-class academic experience for graduate students. The Assistant Director will work closely and collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external partners to attend to graduate students’ academic needs, from enrollment through graduation. The Assistant Director will report to the Associate Director of Graduate Academics & Student Success and may supervise graduate student staff. 



Graduate Academics & Student Success is responsible for a wide range of activities, including advising students on course selection; monitoring students’ academic progress; advocating for students’ academic interests; and developing and implementing student success programming. Graduate Academics & Student Success also monitors the quality, effectiveness, relevance and capacity of graduate degree and certificate programs; develops and upholds graduate academic policies; ensures the effective execution of academic business processes; and ensures the maintenance of accurate academic records. The work of Graduate Academics & Student Success is guided by the Master’s Student Advisory Board, the Doctoral Student Advisory Board, and the Graduate Faculty Advisory Board. Graduate Academics & Student Success also coordinates the activities of the Graduate Curriculum Committee. 


Primary Responsibilities 

  • AMP: Serve as the primary point of contact for Stevens’ Accelerated Masters Program (AMP). This includes developing and maintaining informational materials; hosting information sessions; conducting individual advising appointments; managing the application review and decision release processes; and collaborating with faculty and staff advisors to effectively promote these programs and advise relevant students. 

  • Academic Advising: Advise doctoral, master’s, and graduate certificate students on academic matters one-on-one and in small groups, in person, by phone, via email, and through video conferencing. 

  • Monitoring Academic Progress: Engage in activities that contribute to the timely and accurate monitoring of graduate students’ academic progress. This includes running reports; contacting students and faculty advisors; and reviewing documentation for probation remediation, missing grades, program completion, degree conferral, census, and leave of absences. 

  • Student Success Programming: Work with Coordinator to develop, implement, and assess programs, services, and resources focused on graduate students’ academic success. This includes academic support and student success workshops, the graduate student tutoring program, and graduate student peer mentoring programs.

  • Workday Student: Contribute to the daily management of the Graduate Academics Workday Inbox, which includes reviewing and taking action on a wide range of student requests and academic business processes. You will also assist with the maintenance of degree and program requirements and advisor assignments. 

  • Career Development: Work collaboratively with the Career Center to ensure graduate students’ career needs are being met. Oversee the development, execution, and assessment of career development programs, services, and resources for graduate students. Track graduate student career outcomes using 12Twenty.

  • Graduate Co-Op: Assist the Associate Director in managing the Graduate Co-Op program. This includes promoting the program to students, faculty, and employers; working with faculty to identify placement opportunities; working with International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to ensure relevant regulations are being met; and conducting regular check-ins with participating students. 

  • Annual Events: Contribute to and participate in annual events including New Master’s Student Orientation, New Doctoral Student Orientation, the Graduate Research Conference, and the Graduate Awards Ceremony.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. 

  • 3+ years of experience working with graduate students in a university setting. 

  • Understanding of typical academic and student affairs policies, procedures, practices, and programs. 

  • Proven ability to lead both people and projects, including seeing complex initiatives to completion. 

  • Capable of managing multiple projects/efforts/initiatives at the same time. 

  • Must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact confidently and competently with faculty, staff, students, and administrators. 

  • Must be an intrinsically-motivated self-starter who is capable of operating independently. 


Salary Grade: 07




Office of Graduate Education


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.


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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.


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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