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University of Florida AST DIR, Academic Support Svcs in Gainesville, Florida

AST DIR, Academic Support Svcs

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Work type:Staff Full-Time

Location:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)


Department:02070100 - PV-OASIS

Classification Title:

AST DIR, Academic Support Svcs

Job Description:

The Office of Academic Support (OAS) for Undergraduate Affairs (OUA) at the University of Florida (UF) is accepting applications for an Assistant Director position. The AD manages an academic support team in coordinating programs, services and activities for students. The position manages day-to-day operations, including coordinating academic advising, educational planning, tutoring services, supplemental instruction, retention initiatives, interventions, coaching, and other services that help OAS meet the intended goals, objectives and student outcomes.

The position is full-time and reports to the Director of OAS ( Duties and responsibilities in this position are consistent with the mission of OAS and OUA.

Primary responsibilities include planning and administrating academic support programs and services and supervising student support staff. These services include but are not limited to financial literacy, workshops, academic advising, peer coaching, tutoring, and other activities related to improving student participants' graduation and retention rates. The Assistant Director will maintain and develop partnerships within the divisions of Academic and Student Affairs and colleges and their faculty and advising staff to create a holistic support program. (i.e., College of Liberal Arts Academic Advising, Student Financial Aid, Disability Resource Center, Admissions, New Student and Family Programs, etc.)

Other responsibilities extend to communicating with internal and external stakeholders to enhance awareness of programs and services, convey purpose, objectives and performance outcomes. Be able to represent the unit at conferences, meetings, and on and off-campus events. The position will be responsible for implementing assessment, including the ability to analyze data and create outcome and performance reports. Therefore, the position requires a self-motivated individual who is proficient in project management and execution of student success initiatives, all activities that accomplish the program's goals and objectives. Requires excellent communication skills and the capacity to engage in a diverse and inclusive environment with students, administrators, faculty and staff.

  • Effective and efficient project management; responsible for managing, coordinating and implementing academic support programs and services, including well-organized workshops, tutoring, advising, mentoring/coaching, orientations and events

  • Identify, recruit, select or enroll eligible student participants

  • Acts following the university's academic policy and procedures to provide general academic advisement and coaching, which includes appropriate referrals to assisting students with educational and career planning, course and program selection, and related matters to enhance student success

  • Manage maintenance of student databases and records, superintends to student tracking and monitoring, generates performance reports, surveys, etc.

  • Plans and executes assessment, evaluation and reporting for the SSS program

  • Establishes performance goals and measures to evaluate the success of assigned areas of responsibility to ensure fulfillment of program objectives

  • Coordinates monitoring and tracking of students' academic progress, which includes reviewing academic progress reports and providing feedback as part of academic intervention

  • Collaborate with other administrative and academic departments as needed to improve support services

  • Serves as part of the OAS management team, supervising the day-to-day operations, participates in program development, proposal writing

  • Implementation and assessment of programs

  • Provides leadership development and training for staff and students

  • Participates in the strategic planning, implements programming, and monitoring budgets

  • Responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and series comply with university, state, and federal regulations, as well as securing and maintaining unit assets

  • Responsible for maintaining an inclusive working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment

  • Supervises information and communication on programs, which includes facilitating the promotion and awareness of OAS programs and services, which consists of the development and utilization of promotional materials, annual reports and other related projects

  • Other duties as assigned by the Project Director (e.g. collecting and reviewing data for research purposes, serving on university and internal program committees, teaching, training, and grant writing)

Expected Salary:

$55,000 - $60,000 annually, based on an individual's qualifications and experience. The university offers an excellent benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated individual proficient in assessment, strategic planning, designing and implementing student success initiatives designed to accomplish goals and objectives the program.

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, to give presentations and provide training to staff.

  • Experience supervising or managing staff.

  • Have strong interpersonal skills to generate effective networks across a multifaceted university community, both internal and external.

  • At least five years experience working in higher education, providing student support services and programs.

  • Strong knowledge base in student development

  • Experience working with diverse students, and capable of assessing and relating to the needs of students from first-generation or disadvantaged backgrounds

  • Knowledge and commitment to the academic and professional development of students, be able to present workshops/presentation and proficient use of computer software, including MS word, Excel, Power point, social media and related technology

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, work efficiently with good organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.

  • Experience in grant writing.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. (If any information listed is not provided the application will not be reviewed).

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Availability to work evenings and weekends is a must. Work schedule varies to include evening and weekend hours; some travel is required.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised:22 Feb 2021Eastern Standard Time

Applications close:15 Mar 2021Eastern Daylight Time