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Assistant Director, Graduate Student Success (14947)
Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 07/23/2021
Expire Date: 09/23/2021
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Assistant Director, Graduate Student Success (14947)
Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Graduate Student Success will manage all aspects of graduate student success across the College of Engineeringís 3900+ graduate students with particular emphasis on retention, career development, and support for award nominations/applications. Manage the strategy, development, and implementation of new programs and initiatives to meet identified needs. Develop and oversee promotional communications recognizing graduate student achievements. Serve as a resource for postdoctoral scholars, developing needed programs/resources. Assist with identifying and applying for external funding to support initiatives. Some graduate student recruitment may also be included in this position.


A master's degree
A minimum of 4 years of experience in University Administration, Student Recruitment, Student Services,Career Services, Event Planning, Human Resources, Education, Academic Counseling or Communication
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted (e.g., a Ph.D with a minimum of 2 years of experience).
Ability to strategize, develop, and execute retention and professional development initiatives is essential
Excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of graduate students, alumni, administrators, faculty and staff
Essential skills include problem solving, organization, time management, customer service, creativity, and professionalism
Must be comfortable learning and working with a wide range of technologies, databases, and software applications
Must be highly motivated, self-initiating, and a team player
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and make decisions under pressure from students, faculty, administrators, and staff


A Ph.D with 2 years of related work experience
A degree in Engineering or another STEM discipline, Education, Counseling, Communication, Management, or related field
Experience working with graduate students at a major research university
Experience developing and implementing retention and/or recruitment programming for diverse audiences
Experience with promotional communications
Knowledge of graduate programs in Engineering

Additional Information:

Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
A background check will be required for employment in this position
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information
Website: https://career8.successfactors.com/...
Company Description:
At Purdue University, we never stop in our persistent pursuit of the next giant leap. Together, in this community, we are dedicated to providing an education thatís built on respect and fosters learning. We engage in world-changing research to deliver innovation. And we create an environment of inclusion and a culture of hard work that help build balance and growth. We are here to develop practical solutions to the toughest challenges we face today, so that we can build a better world together. This is the kind of place where big things are accomplished. We keep going to show the world whatís possible. Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue's role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that's without rival. Take one small step and apply today to join a nationally renowned university with a robust benefits package and a commitment to work/life balance. A career that means something. Thatís my giant leap.
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