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Senior Director

Company: Purdue University
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity. PFW is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. We strive to add hardworking people to our team and we are currently seeking a Senior Director in our Academic Accountability and Student Success department. Your day to day:

  • Provide leadership, direction-setting, training, management, supervision and accountability to and for support staff and academic advisors.
  • Set and manage strategic advising goals and processes for first year and at-risk student populations.
  • Provide oversight to the academic course withdrawal, late-withdraw processes, and probation programming.
  • Provide strategic direction, insight, and oversight for the Pathway Program for undecided students across the institution.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and make recommendations regarding academic advising and first year communications and retention while addressing potential concerns.
  • Provide strategic oversight on processes with collaboration across the institution to execute processes, consistency, and procedures for all incoming students and students who transition to academic units after hitting predetermined benchmarks.
  • Serve on the Freshman Success Course Task force and oversee the General University Freshman Success Course (IDIS), its instructors, and teach a section as needed.
  • Provide leadership, communication oversight, and organization of the Student Advising Council and council meetings. This position oversees and participates in committees.
  • Provide guidance for and coordination of university-wide advisor training and accountability measures.
  • Develop and expand comprehensive academic advising strategies and best practices by utilizing national and regional research for academic advisors and counselors in unit.
  • Supervise and instruct the university course withdraw process by providing development, training, communication and coordination with Financial Aid and the Bursar's office.
  • Analyze trends in course withdraw, retention, and assess and re-develop for efficiency.
  • Provide institutional direction for and collaborate with Ivy Tech Community College offices to execute the Titan to Mastodon Connection Program.Cont.
    • Oversee the institutional Enrollment In-Take process, which includes collaborating with multiple campus constituents to help students through the end of the enrollment funnel.
    • Collaborate with units across institutional lines to develop and expand ways to build and promote a positive culture of collaboration and support around student success, retention, and academic advising.
    • Serve on the Freshman Success Course Task force and manage the General Freshman Success Course and instructors.
    • Serve on and support sub-committees as needed.
    • Act as liaison from Freshman Advising Center to New Student Programs to facilitate the transition of students to higher education and our campus.
    • Support new student orientation and other programming for all incoming students.
    • Communicate with unit and executive leadership regarding the activities and concerns of Student Advising Council.
    • Communicate institutional initiatives and priorities from unit and executive leadership to Student Advising Council membership.
    • Assess and evaluate institutional and unit academic advising and other staffing needs and collaborate with unit leadership to make strategic institutional advising staffing decisions.
    • Provide assistance with and coordination of university-wide advisor training and accountability measures.
    • Collaborate to create paths for institutional advancement, institutional training and accountability measures for academic advising roles.
    • Facilitate advising training and informational workshops as needed.Why we'll love you:
      • You have worked hard to earn a Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or a related field.
      • You have experience working in higher education in an academic advising capacity.
      • You have 4-5 years of experience in a management position.
      • You are knowledgeable of theory and best practices in academic advising, student development, leadership, and higher education.
      • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
      • You have the ability to embrace change and to organize and effectively manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects in a fast paced environment.
      • You have a proven track record of successfully growing initiatives.
      • You possess the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of students, colleagues, and other constituents.
      • You have knowledge and experience with Banner (SIS) and Slate.Why you'll love us:
        • Free tuition through Purdue University Global
        • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, spouse, and children
        • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance available on first day of employment
        • Additional voluntary benefits
        • Paid Time Off
        • Live and work in an affordable, family friendly communityAdditional Information:
          • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
          • A background and misconduct check will be required for employment in this position
          • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
          • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions ImmediatelyPurdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Purdue University, Fort Wayne , Senior Director, Executive , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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