The Assistant Director of Student Affairs manages the student affairs components of University Honors. This includes oversight of recruitment efforts; orientation and transition; requirements for completion; student success and personal growth programming; peer mentor training and leadership; and campus service and civic engagement; thesis development and completion; and professional development including encouraging student involvement in undergraduate research. This individual serves as a recognized resource of high-achieving undergraduate student success programs, especially with a student population that has great diversity and high numbers of low income and first generation students. The Assistant Director supervises two Student Development Coordinators (SAOIII). The Assistant Director of Student Affairs serves with general direction from, and reports to, the University Honors Director.University Honors is a four year program that selects high achieving participants from the incoming first year students. Additionally, the program provides entry portals for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Transfer populations. The enrollment of the University Honors community remains between 4-5% of the undergraduate student population.
Program Development and Management: 40%
Student Advising: 30%
Supervision and Office Operations: 15%
Program Evaluation and Improvement: 10%
Other Duties as Assigned: 5%
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In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel. At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life. UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview: http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/employees/new_employee/orientation.html
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University of California, Riverside
2316 Olmsted Hall Riverside, CA 92521
Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field and significant experience as an advanced professional-level student affairs officer or unit manager/lead of a student affairs function or equivalent; or an equivalent combination of college education and experience.
Advising/ Program Management Experience: Management experience in a student/customer/client-centered environment; understanding and knowledge of teaching, learning and human development theories; knowledge of applicable laws, including Federal Education Rights and Privacy (FERPA); ability to analyze policy issues and form solid recommendations; experience in directing and prioritizing workload to meet required deadlines and department objectives; employee hiring, evaluating, directing, disciplining, and complaint resolution; and using professional judgment in addressing issues. Skill in working with a diverse student population.
Analytical Thinking: Skill in preparing comprehensive and in-depth analysis. Skill in observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem to identify the key issues or redirect effort; skill in evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation and determining the long-term outcomes of a change in design or operations.
Self-Management: Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction, setting priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities; performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another.
Communication: Superior communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate using tact and diplomacy with internal and external campus community; demonstrated skill in identifying the correct issues to be communicated, the appropriate audience, the method of communication, and the timing of the communication. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Creativity: Ability to take risks and act as a catalyst for change; skill in generating a number of different approaches to problems; skill in developing a vision or image of how a system/process should operate under ideal circumstances; proven ability to create a supportive work environment where new ideas are solicited, evaluated, and implemented.
Interpersonal: Demonstrated skill in working as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues and gaining their trust; in maintaining equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, or hostility; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a strong service environment that is subject to constantly changing priorities.
PC Skills: Skill in creating spreadsheets and reports using software applications and information systems, data collection and retrieval, maintaining databases.
Problem Solving: Skill in independently researching questions and making appropriate contacts for problem solving, analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to identify relevant concerns and patterns or tendencies, and formulate logical and objective conclusions; ability to read and understand complex and/or detailed documents such as proposals, contracts, policies, and procedures.
Writing: Skill to independently draft complex letters, memos and reports using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, text editing, and proofreading skills; draft correspondence and comprehensive reports pertaining to the operations, policies, and procedures.
Administrative or Student Services Experience - Academic Environment: Administrative experience in a research university environment providing developmental advising and programmatic support for students and/or faculty. Proven supervisory experience in Student Affairs at a large research institution. Experience working with a diverse and high achieving student population.
Education and Experience: Research oriented graduate degree preferred. Experience in translating observations, findings, and recommendations from analytical studies into a concise and logical written report. Experience working directly with high achieving students, particularly first year and transfer students. Demonstrated experience in transitional and developmental advising.