Candidates must submit materials as attachments (in PDF format) and include the following:
Cover letter addressing specific interest in this position, outlining skills and experience that directly relate to this position
Current resume or curriculum vitae
Applications must be submitted through the U-M careers website.
CSP is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual with a strong background in higher education; a commitment to equity and access for all of the University’s talented students; experience with program evaluation and assessment; and a dedication to supervision and staff development to serve as Assistant Director of Advising and Summer Initiatives.
The Assistant Director of Advising and Summer Initiatives provides vision, supervision, and leadership for a team of academic advisors and administrative staff, undergraduate and graduate staff. The Assistant Director also leads the planning and implementation of all elements of CSP’s Bridge Programs.
As a member of the CSP management team, the Assistant Director contributes to the strategic direction of CSP and sets a tone of respect, creativity, and excellence for all members of the CSP community. Strong candidates will be committed to collaboration and will communicate clearly and effectively.
This position reports to CSP’s Associate Director of Advising.
The expected start date is January 2021.
Hiring, Supervision and Staff Development of Summer Initiatives Team: 25 %
Oversee the planning and day-to-day operations for all CSP summer initiatives
Supervise and direct the work of a small team of academic advisors (4.0 FTE) and one program manager
Conduct staff selection, on-boarding, scheduling, performance planning, evaluation and discipline as needed for assigned staff
Engage staff in annual professional development and review of best practice models for the continuous growth of the team
Conduct bi-weekly team meetings
Administrative oversight & management of Bridge Programs: 30%
Design and implementation of orientation programs (students and parents) for Bridge Programs
Design, and implement programming for Bridge Programs
Manage all non-academic components of Bridge Programs
Manage annual programming and staffing budget of approximately $200,000
Partner with the Office of Enrollment Management to support programming designed to increase yield of Bridge Programs admits
Partner with campus partners to create programming for Bridge Programs students and their support systems to eliminate summer melt
Liaise with campus partners, including:
Center of Global and Intercultural Studies
LSA Undergraduate Education units
Participating programming partners
Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives
Office of Financial Aid
Office of New Students Programs
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Residence Education and University Housing
U-M undergraduate schools and colleges
Evaluation and Assessment: 20%
Lead a team of staff in the evaluation and assessment of all elements of Bridge Programs
Manage strategic planning for the Bridge Programs cohort and staffing models
Contribute to the overall CSP research, evaluation, and assessment agenda
Individual Student Advising: 15%
Advise and support assigned caseload of 50 diverse undergraduate students
Orient students to academic programs and university services
Educate students on College and University degree requirements
Monitor academic progress and provide individual feedback to students through graduation
Maintain regular contact with assigned students throughout their tenure at Michigan
Evaluate personal and academic needs of students and make necessary referrals
General Administration: 5%
Serve as an active contributing member of the CSP management team
Chair and/or serve on department committees as required
Professional Development: 5%
Analyze current trends in bridge programs and incorporate this knowledge into the CSP program model as appropriate
Maintain active membership in professional associations such as NACADA and MiACADA
Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and university administrative experience; 3-5 years of progressive program administrative/coordination experience; a minimum of 1 year supervisory experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with demonstrated experience communicating with a diverse group of people; ability to work both independently and in teams; ability to lead and develop teams; experience with public speaking; strong organizational skills, with attention to accuracy and detail; excellent computer skills.
Exemplary work ethic and job performance that exceeds standard levels of expectation; strong administrative experience, including projecting and managing budgets; capacity for exercising initiative and innovation; awareness of the developmental process experienced by college students; familiarity with the college student developmental process and the college environment; ability to equip students with the skills to define educational goals and strategies for achievement; demonstrated experience fostering and articulating the vision and goals of liberal arts academic advising and education.
This is a full-time position that requires 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
This position will require occasional evening and weekend work.
Hours are negotiable based on unit need.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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