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Senior Assistant Director

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Student Success Center


Purdue University

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Position Description

The Senior Assistant Director of the Academic Success Center (ASC), a unit of Student Success Programs, is responsible for providing leadership and expertise in the implementation of programs and services designed to support Purdue University undergraduate students and to assist in their academic success.  The Senior Assistant Director works as an integral part of the ASC team and will be charged with assisting the director in coordinating and maximizing the efforts of the individual programs and services offered by the ASC, collaborating with campus partners and stakeholders, supervising ASC staff, and supporting the ASC's strategic plan and vision. Additionally, this position will assist in general responsibilities of the ASC, which may include teaching a 1 credit study skills course, providing academic consultations for students, and supporting department initiatives.



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Institution Information

  • A cover letter is required in order to be given full consideration for the position, and should specifically address your interest in and fit for the position within the Academic Success Center team.

  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • One year of experience in areas of advising, teaching, academic coaching, educational programming development, and/or other forms of student support.
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring student leaders, graduate staff, and/or professional staff.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate student learning in individual, small group and classroom settings.
  • Creative and critical thinking skills for problem-solving and exercising professional judgement.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for inclusion, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor.
  • Willingness to learn and to embrace change.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends that are occasionally required by the nature of our programs and services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in higher education administration, college student affairs, counseling, education or other relevant discipline.
  • Prior training/certification in Supplemental Instruction, academic coaching/mentoring, and/or tutoring.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Experience developing and executing an assessment plan for the outcomes of training, curriculum, or other programming efforts