The full-time Site Director provides administrative support for Ashland University's Correctional Education Program for incarcerated students at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women located in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Reports directly to the Correctional Education Program's Associate Director of Ohio Programs. Work site is within the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women and the Site Director is required to work both at the facility and remotely when necessary.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Acts as a liaison between the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women and Ashland University.
Works with Associate Director of Ohio Programs to ensure the identification, screening, and recruiting of students aligns with department goals.
Assists students in completion of all necessary admission documents.
Assists students with financial aid processes, including FAFSA, etc.
With the Associate Director of Ohio Programs, projects enrollment goals and class sizes each semester.
Assists students with course registration each semester.
Maintains site inventory of tablets, student textbooks, and instructional supplies.
Distributes equipment and materials to students and maintains a record of what has been provisioned.
Maintains student privacy and record keeping according to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Monitors attendance and faculty interaction with students.
Conducts and documents weekly meetings with individual students to review attendance, GPA, academic standards, academic progress, forms, etc.
Assists students with accessing extracurricular activities.
Bachelor's degree preferred or a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience.
Experience working in correctional education preferred.
Experience working in higher education strongly preferred.
Ability to use Learning Management System software.
Computer skills with ability to troubleshoot as well as operate most office programs.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in advising and/or training others.
Ability to solve problems is critical.
Adherence to deadlines.
Organization and management skills, with attention to detail.
Ability to lift and transport course materials, textbooks, and tablets as needed.
Local travel required with some occasional non-local travel involved.
Some evening and weekend hours at the facility as necessary.
Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Hiring for this position is contingent on the availability of funding and/or available budget dollars.
Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check.
About Ashland University
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.