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(Archived) Director of Achieving Success by Cultivating Excellence and Nurturing Discovery (ASCEND)
The Director for the Achieving Success by Cultivating Excellence and Nurturing Discovery (ASCEND) Summer Bridge Program is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Provost for Student Success and Retention. The ASCEND Director will plan, design, evaluate, modify, and coordinate the ASCEND summer bridge program and other assigned initiatives, including student outreach and recruitment of ASCEND summer bridge students, financial aid verification, registration initiatives, and student engagement through cross-divisional collaboration. Moreover, the selected candidate will manage all support staff, graduate interns, and peer advisor liaisons.
The ASCEND Director will have a thorough understanding of student success in the context of the current higher education landscape, leadership and management skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to contribute to creating a vision for the university-wide student success initiative based on emerging issues and trends. This critical leadership role supervises staff that is directly related to student experiences in order to achieve student retention and completion. The successful candidate will establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, communicate effectively, prepare reports, and meet schedules and timelines.
- Assist the Assistant Provost for Student Success and Retention to include:
- Registration initiatives
- Student outreach
- Peer advisor liaisons (PALs)
- Education Advisory Board (EAB) – early interventions
- Supervise all facets of the ASCEND Summer Bridge Program to include:
- Hiring and training all peer mentors
- Hiring and evaluating all instructors
- Developing curricula
- Providing professional development for all instructors
- Creating academic sustainability programs throughout the academic year
In collaboration with Academic Affairs, help manage and conduct the Student on Academic Probation (SAP) process.
- Implement intervention programs, courses and workshops
- Assist in the development of successful programs to assist students on probation
- Collaborate with all student services departments
- Develop intervention programs for first-year students
- Required Qualifications:
- A Bachelor’s degree in higher education, student development, or related field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred in higher education, student development, or related field.
- Three or more years of experience in Higher Education, Student Development, or related field.
- Demonstrated experience with writing curricula.
- Experience with supervision of instruction.
- Success in managing summer bridge programs.
- Prior experience in facilitating student success initiatives .
Experience : Three or more years of experience in Higher Education, Student Development, or related field.
To apply for this position, refer to NJCU website at: http://www.njcu.edu/hr/employment
We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package
New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.
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