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The Director of new Student Academic Programs provides collaborative leadership to manage, design and implement programs to support successful academic transition, engagement and persistence of new First Year, transfer and graduate students. As a key member of the Office of Academic Services, the Director works in partnership to design, implement, and assess new student academic advising and related initiatives. The Director works closely with faculty advices and the First Year Seminar (FYS) program, manages new graduate student Orientation and serves as leader in identifying and applying best practices in new student academic programming and First Year and transfer student academic advising.
Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Counseling, Student Development or other similar field. Five years progressively responsible experience in academic advising, Orientation, graduate student advising, First Year or new student programs, or other related academic or student services work within a college or university setting. Experience working with faculty across a variety of curricular areas. Experience hiring, training and supervising peer advisors/mentors. Ability to structure, collect, and use assessment data to evaluate programs and initiatives, identify areas for development, and enact needed refinements in consultation with campus partners. Excellent written, public presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience in developing collaborative efforts directed at student retention at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Experience working with parents of college students. Ability to provide effective leadership in support of student learning, development, retention, and recruitment with awareness and sensitivity to the needs of diverse student populations.
Familiarity with BANNER student information system or other similar system. Proficiency and interest in working with technology driven academic services systems such as Degree Works, Infosilem and web based Orientation programs.
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.
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