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Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Operations will be responsible for maintaining and growing the student pipeline. This includes the recruitment, onboarding, and maintenance of High school volunteers, Apprentice students, SCHOLARS, Graduate Assistants, and Interns. As well as stewardship of alumni. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for recruiting clients with autism to attend Kinney’s social skill, day, and ASPIRE programs. The Kinney Center has been named a strategic asset for Saint Joseph’s University due to the programs this position supports. The incumbent will promote the Kinney Center both internally and externally.
Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Duties): ? Act as the Kinney Center’s recruitment liaison for prospective students and clients at local school events, admitted students days and resource fairs.
? Form relationships with guidance counselors and special education leadership at local schools.
? Create an on-campus presence to recruit undergraduates for Kinney Center programs with the goal of making the SCHOLARS program a highly sought after and competitive position on campus.
? Interview and accept students to the Apprentice, SCHOLARS, Graduate Assistant and Intern Programs.
? Work with the programs team to schedule 160+ undergraduates to work across programming.
? Collaborate with clinical and ASPIRE team to gain insight into the foundations, training, and goals of Student Programs, including core methodologies (ABA), related policies and procedures, and any additional information pertinent to the mission and purpose of Student Programs
? Recruit and train High School Volunteers with the goal of converting them into Apprentices and ultimately SCHOLARS.
? Onboard Apprentice students, ensuring a smooth and positive transition into campus life.
? Develop Kinney’s intern program by cultivating relationships with other universities searching placements for students.
? Steward SCHOLARS alumni by maintaining and growing existing ambassador program and hosting annual events
? Produce dynamic content for the Kinney Center’s social networking presences Hire and Supervise student workers to ensure equity in work assignments and quality in performance
Secondary Responsibilities: ? Create weekly newsletter for SCHOLARS to streamline communications ? Implement a recognition program to bolster top performers and inspire others to go above and beyond ? Create team building opportunities for Apprentice and SCHOLARS programming ? Collaborate with clinical team’s Organizational Behavioral Management (OBM) systems for motivation, reinforcement, and goal attainment of SCHOLARS ? Track outside volunteer hours ? Maintain SCHOLARS information including dates worked, certification validity and non-SJU emails ? Coordinate career days for organizations interested in hiring graduates of the SCHOLARS program ? Act as Alumni liaison for Day of Giving ? Coordinate SCHOLARS recognition ceremonies and winter event as well as alumni stewardship events ? Coordinate summer housing and course schedules for Apprentice and SCHOLARS ? Attend and organize resource fairs for Student Programs, such as SJU Open House, Admitted Students Days, and local high school events
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Training and Experience Required): ? An earned bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, autism studies or related fields ? Ability to function independently, be a creative thinker, and demonstrate strong compassion and support for those with autism and their families and friends. ? Possess strong listening and counseling skills as well as effective problem solving and information gathering skills. ? Ability to communicate and motivate a large work force of undergraduates ? Attention to detail and excellent time management skills ? Strong organizational skills ? Strong interpersonal skills ? Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint ? Child Abuse Clearances ? Fingerprints ? Criminal Background Check ? Tuberculosis Screening with negative results
Preferred Qualifications: ? Recruitment and or sales experience ? Experience in the university setting ? Experience in iModules ? Knowledge of Saint Joseph’s University ? Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders/ABA Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours: Occasional night and weekend hours required.
About Saint Joseph's University
For over 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has been engaging men and women in a rigorous Jesuit education that empowers them to become leaders in their industries and communities. An expansive liberal arts curriculum that serves as a foundation for all students, combined with programs tailored to meet the needs of complex and evolving fields prepare students for all of their post-graduate pursuits. As a Jesuit institution, guided by a faith that promotes justice, Saint Joseph’s University educates for a higher purpose; service is central to the Jesuit identity, and students are expected to improve the common good by utilizing their skills and knowledge to promote tolerance, compassion and social justice.