ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/STUDENT SERVICES & SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE DIRECTOR
Mount Pleasant, MI
Posted: June 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
The Associate Director of Student Services assists the Director/College of Science & Engineering (CSE) Student Success Center and staff in the management of daily operations of the CSE Student Success Center and provides leadership as the Director of the Science & Engineering Residential College (SERC). This position manages and attends recruitment events on and off-campus, directs the Science & Engineering Residential College, collaborates with CSE faculty and staff in the implementation of CSE major advising activities as needed, and conducts appointments with prospective freshmen and transfer students. This position assists the Director/CSE Student Success Center in managing CSE Student Success Center advising student services and providing career and academic opportunities to the CSE student population. The associate director reports to a member of the dean’s leadership team to coordinate activities.
Three years of relevant experience which includes experience working directly with undergraduate students.
Willingness to perform occasional evening and weekend work.
Demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to plan, establish priorities, and handle multiple tasks and projects.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive attitude.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Master’s degree, preferably in student affairs, higher education administration, or a STEM discipline.
Five years of experience working directly with students.
Experience working with residential programs at higher education institutions.
Experience in event management and working with large-scale groups.
Experience working with faculty.
Experience with recruitment and advising technology.
Experience in academic advising, success coaching, career coaching, or a related area of undergraduate students.
Knowledge of STEM programs and the student services needs of undergraduate in STEM programs.
Duties & Responsibilities
Serves as primary liaison with Undergraduate Admissions and Student Recruitment and Retention to assist in efforts geared towards recruiting students into CSE academic programs.
Directs the Science & Engineering Residential College (SERC), including setting long-term strategic goals for recruitment and retention of undergraduate students in the SERC and developing and implementing initiatives to achieve the program’s goals.
Develops and executes programming to support students interested in, and actively pursuing, CSE programs.
Oversees on-campus recruitment events, including but not limited to selection, training, and oversight of the student guides, facilitating faculty engagement in student recruiting, and participating in CSE outreach initiatives and activity requests through Student Recruitment and Retention.
Assists the college in the planning and implementation of recruitment/retention initiatives.
Conducts appointment for prospective students, both transfer and freshmen, and manages appropriate communication to student and family inquiries.
Represents CSE at campus-wide events focused on undergraduate student advising, student success, or career development.
Works with the Office of Residence Life and other residential college directors to foster a residential college environment that enables students to be successful academically and personally.
Collaborates with academic advisors to provide academic planning and career/graduate school guidance to first-year students in the CSE.
Develops and implements relevant assessment models to evaluate the overall efficacy of the CSE, including the impact of the CSE on student persistence and success and impact on CSE initiatives in achieving the goals of the program.
Actively stays abreast of university changes in undergraduate curriculum, academic and career advising, undergraduate recruitment initiatives, and other changes that may impact the duties of this position.
Serves as a supplemental resource for CSE academic advising during new student orientation programs.
In the absence of the Director/CSE Student Success Center, provides functional supervision and direction to staff in CSE Student Success Center.
Message to Applicants
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.