Princeton University — Director for Transfer Programs

Princeton University seeks an experienced, dedicated professional to fill the position of Director for Transfer Programs within the Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC).

Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College and Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion, the Director will lead the implementation and management of programs that support Princeton’s new transfer student population, and, more generally, advance Princeton’s commitment to an inclusive student body.

In collaboration with academic departments, the Deputy Dean of the College, the Office of Admission, and other ODOC offices, the Director will coordinate all work necessary to reinstate the transfer admission program. This individual will draft comprehensive program descriptions and polices, develop a protocol for evaluating and managing transfer credits, and review all curricular requirements for transfer students. After the program is launched, the Director will manage transfer credits, assess student academic readiness, and liaise with residential college advising staff to facilitate each transfer student’s transition to Princeton. As part of this work, the Director will consult with counterparts at other colleges, universities and community-based organizations

The selected candidate will work with the Associate Dean to create programs and mentorship structures that provide comprehensive support to all transfer students. Toward this end, the successful candidate will develop and help administer a pre-orientation program for incoming transfer students that will build on the University’s existing Freshman Scholars Institute program. This will involve collaborating with faculty and staff across the University to create academic and co-curricular summer programming that promotes success through student-centered pedagogy and inclusive community building activities; and conducting program evaluation and student assessment.

Building on this pre-orientation program, the Director will develop and lead sustained outreach, programming, and mentorship initiatives for transfer students throughout the year. These initiatives will be designed to promote the academic, professional, and personal well-being of each student, with a particular focus on connecting transfer students to campus resources, creating a pipeline toward professional opportunities outside of Princeton, and building a sense of cohort and community among the transfer population. This role will also provide high-touch, supplemental advisement of transfer students throughout their undergraduate careers.

The Director will contribute more broadly to existing access and inclusion initiatives. This individual will help enhance and promote programs, such as the Freshman Scholars Institute, the Scholars Institute Fellows Program, and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program, while working to connect the programs for transfer students into this wider suite of access and inclusion initiatives. As necessary, the Director will serve as a liaison between the Associate Dean and other University offices, including the Office of Admission, Financial Aid, the Graduate School, and Career Services, while also working closely with the staff in the residential colleges, to facilitate access and create an inclusive community for all Princeton students. The Director will represent this programming in work with partner community organizations and institutions. The position will also undertake special projects as assigned.

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