Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, the Program Director is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the departmental office and implementation of Program policies and procedures as they relate to the School for Public and International Affairs(SPIA) undergraduate majors. The director advises and provides career counseling, attends to students experiencing academic difficulty or who are in crisis, and serves as a critical bridge between students, faculty, and university offices.
Oversee general operations of the SPIA Undergraduate Program Office.
Advise SPIA majors on academic matters.
Communicate regularly with and guide faculty advisors on academic and departmental policies.
Provide guidance on internship and career related questions to SPIA majors.
Communicate regularly with residential college deans regarding student progress, Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) for students in crisis, the Center for Career Development, Office of the Dean of the College, and Office of the Registrar.
Conduct regular audits of student degree progress and handle confidential student records.
Work with office staff to ensure student compliance with non-academic program requirements.
Plan and host career related even planning.
Coordinate undergraduate-graduate mentoring program and undergraduate peer advising program.
Oversee departmental publications and website content.
Monitor and manage departmental budget and financial planning.
Supervise two staff members.
Serve on various university committees related to new initiatives by the Office of the Registrar, Office of the Dean of the College, and Office of Finance and Treasury.
Help create and nurture student community through Student Advisory Committee and departmental programming.
Masters or Professional degree in counseling, public policy, or related field.
Seven to nine years of professional experience at a college or university, or other relevant professional experience.
Demonstrated experience exercising sound judgment and discretion in handling highly sensitive and confidential material.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft Course Enrollment software, Degree Audit, Canvas, and financial systems such as PRIME are essential.
Track record of collaboration with various university offices and partners.
The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of applying creative and strategic approaches to program management that serve a diverse student body and the School’s goals, mission, and vision.
Excellent public speaking, strong writing skills, and effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships and to forge connections with multiple constituencies.
Evidence collaborating and partnering with colleagues and building trust and credibility.
Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and discretion and appreciation for the values of higher education and sensitivity to the nuances of an academic culture.
Experience managing, mentoring, developing, and inspiring staff.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision; have strong personal initiative; be highly self-motivated; have demonstrated capacity to multi-task and manage competing priorities while delivering results in a timely manner; and exhibit a high degree of tact, discretion, and diplomacy. The individual will have an enterprising, resourceful, and fluid work style complemented by a calm demeanor, possess the ability to interact and function in a competitive academic environment and must be a team player with empathy, humility, respect for others, and a sense of humor.
We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion — fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.
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