The Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services is responsible for assisting with all aspects of program operations for the Office of Graduate Student Services as well as assessing the needs of graduate students through assessments and focus groups. The Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services will be responsible for the planning and implementation of professional development, educational, diversity and community service programs for graduate students. The Assistant Director will also work with graduate students at our satellite campuses to provide programs and services to benefit the students. The Assistant Director will oversee and supervise the Graduate Brand Influencer program in order to encourage engagement and foster a sense of belonging in the graduate student community. They will also implement the Student Affairs Competency Learning Experience (CLE) in all of their programs including the Pro Series workshops. By developing new programs and resources on campus, the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services will positively contribute to enhancing the experience and success of the graduate student community.
Planning professional development programs and providing services for graduate students at our satellite campuses.
Assist with the planning and execution of new graduate student orientations in August & January as well as overseeing any satellite campus orientation programs for graduate students.
Oversee the recruitment, selection and training of Graduate Brand Influencers and graduate orientation leaders.
Assist with the planning, coordination and implementation of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, Grad-A-Pallooza, and other graduate student programs and events.
Oversee the planning and execution of the annual Graduate Student Showcase, Pro Series Workshops, and the Cross-Disciplinary Case Competition.
Collaborate with the Career Development Center staff to provide graduate students with professional development programs and workshops and, encourage student participation in professional associations specific to their degree program.
Assess graduate student needs, evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of student services for graduate students.
Researches, recommends, develops and implements new initiatives that strengthen the graduate student experience.
Assists with the on-boarding and training of graduate orientation leaders and the two graduate assistants for the Office of Graduate Student Services.
Responsible for submitting purchase requisitions and coordinating with accounts payable to make sure all payments are processed for the Office of Graduate Student Services.
Oversee the social media, GSS website, Graduate Student Services newsletter, external sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram etc.) and other marketing materials for graduate students.
Responsible for coordination of photography and/or video at all graduate student events as well as developing/editing promotional videos.
Responsible for booking reservations in the University of New Haven scheduling program (EMS).
Assist with chaperoning events and programs for Graduate Student Services and the Graduate Student Council as needed.
Serve as the Chair of the Graduate Student Showcase committee and serve on other student affairs committees including the CLE marketing team.
Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education or related field.
Minimum of 2-4 years progressive experience in student affairs with at least 1-3 years of experience developing and implementing student programs, providing students services and building a strong student community.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
Proficient with all Microsoft Office Programs especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and iMovie are a plus but not required.
Knowledge of higher education principles, practices and procedures.
Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Previous experience with student assessment and data collection.
Ability to role model behavior that positively contributes to an inclusive work and learning
Internal Number: 19-46a
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.