University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Assistant Director, New Student Programs (A1800180)

Assistant Director – New Student Programs (A1800180)

Nature of Position:
The Assistant Director of New Student Programs is a full time academic professional staff member in the New Student Programs office, a unit of the Dean of Students. The Assistant Director oversees the implementation and evaluation of orientation programs for special populations and transition services for new freshman and transfer students. The Assistant Director reports to an Associate Director of New Student Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directly supervise Illini Transfer Ambassadors (15) and the Illini Transfer Ambassador Coordinator.
  2. Oversee all aspects of student leadership training for Illini Transfer Ambassadors.
  3. Develop and implement Transfer Student Orientation programs.
  4. Assist with the development and support of Fall Orientation/Welcome Days.
  5. Assist with the development and support of International Student Orientation.
  6. Develop and implement all aspects of the Readying Illinois Students for Excellence (RISE) Summer Experience for incoming students.
  7. Work collaboratively across campus to support transfer, first generation, minority, low socio economic status, and international student populations.
  8. Serve as the advisor to Tau Sigma National Honor Society.
  9. Provide oversight of social media and emerging technology platforms.
  10. Assist in producing publications and media presentations related to New Student Programs.
  11. Assist in the assessment and evaluation of office programs and services.
  12. Prepare and maintain appropriate periodic/special operations reports and surveys.
  13. Participate in and contribute to professional development/activity (research, conferences, publications)
  14. Develop, utilize, and execute outcome assessment of the New Student Programs office objectives, services, and initiatives.
  15. Serve on various campus and division committees.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned (including campus committees) to advance the unit, department, and division.

Skills Expected

  1. Demonstrated organizational, leadership, communication, and public relations skills.
  2. Ability to effectively assess programs and services.
  3. Ability to work autonomously; takes initiative and able to think critically and creatively to solve problems.
  4. Ability to plan, implement, and assess complex programs.
  5. Ability to cultivate and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators participating in orientation.
  6. Ability to work with and relate to a diverse student population of students, staff, and faculty who participate in office programs.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in counseling, higher education, student personnel, or related field is required.
  2. 1 or more years of experience in collegiate student affairs, experience may be graduate work.
  3. Demonstrated staff training and supervision experience.
  4. Demonstrated experience in delivery and development of transitional programs for a diverse student body.
  5. Demonstrated experience with large programming for a diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working directly with orientation programming post undergraduate.
  2. Experience supervising a large student staff.
  3. Strong Time Management skills.
  4. Demonstrated assessment experience.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and ability to work with a diverse student group.

Appointment Type: Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment.

Salary Range and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and three references by April 9, 2018.

This position is a security sensitive position. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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