Reporting to the Stamford Campus Director, the Director of Academic Affairs (DAA) will be a key member of the Stamford Campus leadership team. The DAA will have broad authority over many areas, including but not limited to: academic advising, student retention and academic momentum initiatives; partnering with academic departments and other units within the University on numerous projects; data analysis, assessment, and reporting; working with external parties to maximize academic offerings; and other strategic initiatives. The DAA will work closely with the Associate Campus Director for Enrollment and Operations, the Director for Student Services, the campus Business Manager, and other unit leaders on campus and across the University. This is a permanent, 12-month position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee the Stamford Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES).
Create and implement student advising and retention programs and evaluate program effectiveness.
Coordinate and administer all aspects of Stamford’s First Year Experience (FYE) courses.
Partner with the UConn Honors Program in Stamford to provide academic, co-curricular, and leadership opportunities for honors students.
Partner with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to support the development and launch of new academic programs, to assess and execute programs and initiatives that support faculty development and success and improve student learning outcomes.
Work with faculty and serve as primary faculty partner in the Campus Director’s Office to provide guidance related to academic matters, train faculty in best practices for academic advising, and assist the Associate Campus Director with course scheduling in negotiating faculty preferences and student demands.
Serve as lead academic officer and signature authority for various academic processes and chair/serve on campus and University academic committees.
Determine campus-wide tutoring needs for Q courses (Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and other relevant Q courses) and select, train, schedule, and otherwise manage tutors.
Oversee the campus scholarships process, which encompasses leading the scholarship committee, facilitating an award event, and organizing the online application.
Assist with coordination, administration, and implementation of New Student Orientation as needed.
In the absence, or at the direction, of the Campus director, represent the campus, and the University, with external partners at meetings and events, and on committees and boards.
Work with partners in education, industry, and the community to create relationships, programs, and initiatives that are beneficial to the campus and the University, as well as the external community.
Under the direction and guidance of the Campus Director, and in partnership with various units across campus and the University, review and assess programs for advising, retention, Honors, tutoring, FYE, campus change students, voluntary separation students, scholarship students, and other areas.
Perform related duties as required and assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and five or more years relevant experience or Master’s degree from an accredited institution and three or more years relevant experience.
Experience managing a complex student service and programs division in higher education for a diverse student population
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience with current best practices in advising, retention, student support, and other related academic areas
Experience in establishing partnerships with faculty as related to curricular, enrollment, advising, and other matters
Experience supervising multiple professional staff members
Master’s degree from an accredited institution
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution
Seven years of progressively responsible administrative experience managing and solving complex problems in higher education, preferably in academic administration and student support
Ten or more years of experience working on a large, diverse, and urban campus
Record of effective classroom teaching in higher education
Record of publications appropriate to one’s discipline
Fluency in other languages (i.e. Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, others)
This is a full-time, permanent position at the Stamford campus. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition reimbursement at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates’ background and experience. For additional information regarding benefits visit: http://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/. For additional information about the University visit: http://www.uconn.edu/.
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019474. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and resume that demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications you may have for this position, and a list of contact information, including phone numbers for three professional references. Reference search #2019474. Screening will begin immediately.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019474)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 26, 2019.
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