Director - First Year Experience and Student Retention - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention, the Director of First Year Experience and Student Retention directs the daily activities of the First Year Experience and Student Retention department. This position oversees development and implementation of UVU's First Year Experience, orientation, and early intervention programs. This position involves working closely with faculty members, students, and administrators in a collaborative and collegial manner to support student success.
1. Directs, supervises, and coordinates day-to-day department operations including staff supervision, budget management, policy compliance, and program assessment.
2. Leads department staff and develops the strategic vision for department.
3. Develops and directs the First Year Experience, orientation, and early intervention programs for students to ensure their academic experience meets their expectations and the university's objectives.
4. Supervises the collection of retention and graduation data and analyzes the data for use in managing and updating programs and activities.
5. Communicates with various stakeholders and coordinates program activities with campus and student organizations. Prepares presentations and training to various internal and external organizations who partner with the university to ensure first year student success and on-going retention.
6. Collaborates with various administrative groups whose interaction is relevant to the department mission and objectives.
7. Perform other job related duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor's degree in business management, behavioral science or a related field plus at least two years of directly related experience OR any combination of education and experience totaling six years of directly related experience.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of retention literature, education data, and government reports. Knowledge of first-year student programming. Knowledge of database management systems. Knowledge of underrepresented and at-risk student populations.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in communication and interpersonal relations. Skill in collaboration and effective leadership.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to collect and analyze data.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete a UVU application (no resumes are accepted without an application). Applications must be completed fully, and a Resume is NOT a substitution for the application.
To receive full consideration for education, an applicant must submit transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies. Some positions may require submission of other supporting materials; see the specific job posting for details. To be considered in the first screening, all materials must be received by the screening date. Attach supplemental materials ONLY in PDF or Word format online with the application at Please note that the file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that applicants take documents that are not in an electronic form to a local copy center and have them scanned into a black and white PDF format, and then applicants can attach them electronically to the online application. Please note that hiring committees will not receive paper documents, all documents must be scanned and attached electronically. For questions contact Human Resources at Human Resource Services is not responsible for attaching documents submitted incorrectly by applicants.
Application materials become the property of UVU.  

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 10/4/2013