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

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of First Year Experience and Student Retention, the Assistant Director will assist in directing the department with specific focus on faculty and staff training programs, data management, systems administration, management of department budgets, and supervision of the Retention Mentors.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and three years experience related to the Summary of Duties or a combination of education and/or experience totaling seven years.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous supervisory experience along with program creation and implementation experience.


Knowledge of current trends and best practices related to first-year programming, student success and student retention in higher-education.
Knowledge and understanding of student tracking and communication systems.
Knowledge of best-practices for presenting and creating buy-in among high-ed faculty and staff.
Knowledge of a variety of computer applications including Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point.


Skill in organizational, verbal, and written communication.
Skill in program development and implementation. Skill in event planning, interpersonal, problem-solving, decision-making, and public relations skills.
Skill in bookkeeping and budget management skills.


Ability to supervise and train employees.
Ability to focus attention on detail.
Ability to operate with maturity, professional demeanor, tact and diplomacy.
Ability to prioritize and to change priorities as needs arise.
Ability to work in an office environment with minimum supervision.
Ability to collaborate with and relate to a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.

Pay Range

$39,889 to $53,186 annually

Special Instructions to Applicants

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Success/Retention
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Academic Administration
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
  • Student Affairs and Services
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
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