Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in counseling, education or a relevant field, and five years of program administration experience to include experience with student development, career counseling, or job placement. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.
Preferred qualifications: experience developing partnerships and collaborative relationships, especially with corporations and non-profit organizations; experience facilitating small and large group activities, plan, and assess programs, and manage conflict; experience managing multiple projects involving a variety of constituents, including a demonstrated capacity to build relationships; experience and demonstrated ability to lead campus-wide projects, particularly related to serving racially diverse students at predominately white institution; and demonstrated competence working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds, (racial/ethnic, economic, religious, etc.), including a background in social justice or diversity and inclusion and work.
Required skills: Program development, implementation and evaluation; project management; analytical techniques; principles and practices of developing and motivating students and working in a team environment; principles and practices of conducting research, gathering data, and analyzing data to draw conclusions and formulate improvements; computer applications related to the work (MS Office, web content management tools, bulk email software, and online networking tools/sites). Excellent collaboration and planning skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Comfortable presenting complex information to various audiences.
Required knowledge: Issues, trends, and needs of higher education career development and mentorship programs; effective written and oral communication methods; administrative principles and practices, including goal setting; program development; techniques for understanding and effectively communicating with all individuals encountered in the course of duties. Knowledge and experience with student information systems, databases, report and survey software, etc. Knowledge of the complete Microsoft Office suite of programs.
Required abilities: Work effectively with diverse higher education populations; cultivate collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff and professional colleagues; understand and use of current educational practices in student success; prioritize multiple tasks; communicate effectively; work independently and demonstrate initiative; follow-through on assigned tasks; answer routine inquires; make decisions, manage conflict; maintain confidential or sensitive information; plan, organize and implement a wide range of special events, programs, and projects. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex, demanding environment. Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.
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