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Assistant Director Access and Achievement Program
Company: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana, IL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/26/2022
Expire Date: 06/26/2022
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services
Job Description
Assistant Director Access and Achievement Program
Assistant Director Access and Achievement Program

Student Academic Affairs Office

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is searching for an Assistant Director to provide academic advising and programmatic leadership support for the Director of Access and Achievement Program (AAP).

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Advise AAP students (declared and undeclared) in their major declaration, academic progress, leadership development, career development, and navigating life as a college student. Serves as lead advisor for students on Academic Probation
Coordinates recruitment and yield efforts and events including Admitted Student Days, Bridge program initiatives like the Illinois Scholars Program, yield scholarships, organizes student outreach panels. Coordinates and participates in new student summer registration activities, including outreach, communication, and registration
Support Director in programmatic duties, such as admissions applications reviews, review of emergency fund requests, and AAP petition processes including late/retroactive drops and withdrawals
Participate in the shared duties of all in Student Academic Affairs Office, including once a week general walk-in advising and end of year academic progress review referred to as Grade Audit
Work with ATLAS to provide regular reports on retention, graduation rates, and programming impact
Teach and assess a section of LAS 199: Design your College Success for students in LAS AAP Undeclared
Supervise graduate students who will assist with new student registration, prospective student yield, and current student retention outreach efforts
Assists with ongoing staff training programs and serve as a liaison for staff updates, training, and program development
Other duties may be assigned to further the mission of the unit
Qualifications & Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS



Required:

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum three (3) years of experience in higher education academic affairs, including academic advising


Preferred:

Master's Degree or graduate studies in higher education studies or liberal arts and studies
At least three years of full-time professional experience in academic advising, academic progress monitoring or related teaching of learning or life skills
Experience working with academic programs to support students who are underrepresented and/or historically underserved populations.
Experience advising students who are not making adequate academic progress in their major or generally
Experience working with student transition and/or retention programs
Experience in recruitment and yield programming for undergraduate students


Successful candidates will have the following: Excellent ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with a wide range of on-campus and off-campus constituencies. Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and assessment skills. Demonstrated ability to work from a strengths-based advising perspective. Demonstrated ability to track and assess student academic progress. Knowledge of academic skills and student development issues associated with undergraduate student populations, especially those that require enhanced advising and academic skills support. Excellent intercultural skills and a commitment to inclusive practices.



Successful candidates will also demonstrate a working level of proficiency in the following competencies:



Facilitating Student Development, Success, and Outcomes: Ability to work developmentally with students; ability to promote student learning, development, and success by applying varied advising approaches to diverse individual student situations.



Communicating for Effective Relationships: Knowledge and application of communication techniques (including listening skills) and relationship building skills to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.



Communicating Complex Concepts: Knowledge and use of summarization and simplification techniques to explain complex concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience. Resourcefulness and Judgment: Ability to apply past experience and analysis of information to arrive at sound and timely conclusions.



Planning and Organizing: Ability to mobilize time and other resources to get things done.



Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.



SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

This is a full-time academic professional position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.



APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu, directly apply to our position and upload your cover letter and resume by May 11, 2022. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.



For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. For further information on this specific position, please contact lascollegehiring@illinois.edu.



The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.



University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.
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