Assistant Director of Student Support Services: The federal Student Support Services Program provides services to low income and/or first generation college students (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree). The program identifies eligible students, selects those with greatest need, and serves approximately 200 students per year from orientation through graduation.
Services include long-term academic and personal advising, early assessment of academic progress, priority tutoring, mentoring program for freshmen, as well as help with course selection, four year planning, financial aid assistance and financial literacy, career exploration and development including post graduate planning, and a scholarship program for freshmen and sophomores who qualify for the federal Pell Grant.
The Student Support Services Program at Appalachian State University seeks to hire an Assistant Director and actively seeks qualified individuals from backgrounds similar to those of program participants. This professional will assist the Project Director with the day to day operation of the program, teach one College Success Seminar course per year to project students, and advise a caseload of 75 students in the SSS program.
The specific job responsibilities of the position include the following:
- Coordinate the mentor program and active study hall for SSS freshmen
- Provide supervision and training for graduate assistant mentors through bi-monthly meetings; coordinate the evaluation process for the program
- Provide professional development workshops for students in SSS on topics that may include career development, financial literacy, study abroad, and campus involvement
- Work with the Director to compile data for the university’s annual report and the federal Department of Education annual report
- Assist the Director with new student recruitment and selection
- Coordinate the application and hiring process for seven graduate mentor positions
- Represent SSS at campus events as needed and coordinate campus visits from regional TRIO programs
- Coordinate and conduct new student orientation and SSS parent orientation
- Communicate weekly with SSS students about upcoming deadlines, program activities, and university announcements through a variety of media.
- Coordinate cultural events for project students including the annual fall resource fair
- Advise/mentor/advocate for a caseload of 75 project students from the freshman year through graduation
- Assist students in the exploration and selection of a major and foster career development throughout their college experience
- Monitor the progress of students and keep accurate records of all student contact for accountability purposes
- Use retention tools (e.g., Map Works, Degree Works, and Academic Progress Reports) as appropriate to assist students in evaluating their academic behaviors and to improve their chances of academic success. Initiate timely referrals to campus departments such as the Counseling Center, Career Center, or the Tutoring Center.
- Master’s Degree in counseling, education, or related human relations field.
- Advising experience
- Teaching experience
- Personal experience overcoming obstacles to success or supporting others to overcome obstacles
- Grant-writing experience or training
- Career Counseling
- Academic Coaching
- Program and Event planning
The Student Support Services Program at Appalachian State University actively seeks qualified individuals from backgrounds similar to those of our Participants.
Disability Accommodation Statement:
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Wanda Hamilton at email@example.com
Initial consideration of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date for the position is April 3, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Submit the following at: http://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/14524
-Three letters of reference
Affirmative Action Statement:
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Criminal Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.