Provides leadership and strategic direction for Parent and Family Programs, First Generation initiatives, Transfer Student Services, and other transition programs to aid in the successful transition for students. Provide innovative leadership to develop and maintain programs and services which aid in the successful transition to the campus. Responsible for daily operations, administration of programs, policies and practices, assessment, budget, training, and supervision of professional and para-professional staff within the department.
Develop and maintain programs and services designed to support students' parents and families including Parent and Family Association, Parent and Family Weekend, Orientation family/guest programming, Spring Family Day and the development of new family programs and initiatives. Responsible for the administration of policies, procedures and programs regarding the Parent & Family Center. Develop and expand transition programs for first generation students, transfer students, off campus students, and other target populations. Collaborate with campus partners to identify gaps in support services to create new, innovative ways to reach targeted populations. Supervise professional staff team. Responsible for recruitment, selection, training, managing, and providing professional development for full time staff within the department. Budget management for multiple accounts/cost centers including budget planning, monitoring, and oversight of university fiscal policies and procedures. Responsible for establishing relationships with donors and potential donors to increase giving for student scholarships and working closely with University Advancement for development reporting and initiatives. Responsible for unit effectiveness reports, assessment of department programs and services, and completing departmental reports including strategic plan priorities, midyear and end of year reports. Oversee marketing and communication efforts for the department. Serve on division and university committees. Collaborate with division and university departments such as Orientation, Division of Student Success, and Academic Affairs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Five (5) years of experience working with college students in a supervisory capacity or the equivalent experience. Experience in program development and implementation. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Master's degree. Experience working with parent and family programs and/or transition programs in higher education. Experience managing budgets, strategic planning, and developing program assessments.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 13367
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.