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Posted Job Title
Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives
Job Profile Title
Associate Director C
Job Description Summary
Student Intervention Services is the principal administrative office in the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) for responding to student emergencies and critical incidents. Reporting to the Director of SIS, the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives plays a key role in responding to student crises and collaborates with other departments to manage students in distress and other situations that may interfere with students' ability to function in the University community. In this capacity, the Associate Director provides individual support, advocacy, and referrals to resources. The Associate Director oversees the coordination of services, convenes case conferences, and works with University offices to implement appropriate case management plans. The Associate Director is responsible for collaborating with University representatives to respond to critical incidents, helps determine a recommended course of action, and provides support to members of the community. The Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives will collaborate with the Director to enhance SIS' data collection, identify trends, coordinate development of multidisciplinary responses to emerging student issues, and evaluate outcomes of programs and interventions.
Case management: Provide support and manage coordination of short- and long-term services for students who experience crises or have complicated needs. Participate in case conferences regarding complex cases, and lead implementation of case management plans. Provide ongoing follow-up as needed for monitoring and support. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, University offices, and external service providers.Â
Partner with the Director to design, implement, and maintain protocols and systems for assessing various aspects of SIS services. Analyze data generated by these assessment processes to identify trends and assess outcomes. Coordinate development of multidisciplinary responses to emerging issues of concern.
Crisis intervention: Coordinate the operational response in student emergencies. Collaborate with Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Service, the Division of Public Safety, and other relevant offices when there is a concern for a student's safety or the safety of others. Communicate with parents, families, or designated emergency contacts regarding student emergencies.
Consult with the schools and other University partners regarding management of student crises and complicated student situations.
Serve in SISâ™ on-call rotation for nights, weekends, and holidays.
Master's degree in social work, public health, counseling, education, or related field preferred plus three to five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Job related experience in higher education or equivalent preferred. Experience working with a diverse population required. Must have outstanding organization skills and experience with data management and assessment. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and computer skills required. Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be able to work collaboratively. Alternative work schedule may be required, including evenings and/or weekends. Responsibilities include on-call coverage during evenings, weekends, and holidays.
All applications must be submitted through Workday and must include a cover letter and a resume for consideration.
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Internal Number: JR00011431
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