To provide leadership for the First-Year Seminar program, which helps first-year students build cognitive and non-cognitive skills and a network of support that sustains them throughout their first year and beyond.
Master's degree and three years of relevant higher education experience. Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; Strong oral communication skills; Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Master's in Student Affairs Higher Education or similar program. Experience with first-year seminars, peer education, and/or learning communities. Supervisory experience. Teaching experience. Curriculum development experience. An understanding of student success and retention issues; demonstrated collaboration with campus partners on issues of student success and experience implementing practices to support student retention. Computer experience with Banner and EAB Navigate, degree audit systems, learning management systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Essential function (35%): Strategic Leadership
Work with the Undergraduate Student Success and Undergraduate Curriculum committees to develop and maintain appropriate curriculum for UVC 1010 (First-Year Seminar) and UVC 1000 (College Success Topics).
Develop and maintain program and outcomes assessment to inform strategic decision-making and effectively promote the value of First-Year Seminars.
Remain informed of the University accreditation requirements and maintain compliance for the program/course, instructors, and student employees.
Engage in significant professional development to stay abreast of current theory and practice in areas of first-year student issues, development, and programming.
Provide guidance and assistance to upper management and others engaged in securing the necessary internal and external funding and other resources needed to operate the program.
Work with Student Success Services and Foundation Studies leadership to develop and implement effective strategies to successfully promote First-Year Seminars and any related programming.
General office environment requiring significant work with a computer, frequent presentations and/or training delivery, general classroom environment teaching seminar courses. Evening or weekend hours may be required to fulfill job responsibilities, though these are infrequent.
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