Title: Director of Advisement and Title III
Department/Division: Office of the President and Student Affairs
Date Prepared: August 7, 2017
Reports To: President and Vice President of Student Affairs
Classification: Professional Staff
Seminole State College currently seeks a highly organized professional to lead the advisement functions for the College and direct a Title III federal grant. The Director will be responsible for overall Title III project management and serve as a liaison developing partnerships between the College, school systems, parents, alumni and communities throughout the state. This position provides key leadership in the development and implementation of programming designed to identify, recruit, admit and advise prospective students. The candidate must have the ability to create programs to advise students individually and in groups regarding college admission, academic programs, degree requirements and support services.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Represent Seminole State College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our services, learns and uses operating practice of Seminole State College.
- Upholds the Mission Statement: Seminole State College empowers people for academic success, personal development, and lifelong learning.
- Performs job duties utilizing SSC’s core values: Compassion, Opportunity, Respect, and Excellence.
- In close coordination with the Vice President and key campus entities, creates and implements strategies designed to enhance student recruitment.
- Develops a comprehensive student recruitment plan with measurable objectives.
- Conducts evaluation of the recruitment program and creates periodic reports.
- Develops and maintains a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs and support services, including academic programs and courses, admissions requirements and available financial assistance.
- Represents SSC and presents information about admissions, programs and services at various events, such as classroom visits/presentations, college/career fairs and high school awards assemblies. May facilitate the planning, organization and implementation of special events.
- Contacts and meets high school counselors and teachers to develop rapport, provide assistance and promote SSC programs and services.
- Oversees the contact management/recruiting database and follow-up tracking system; keeps a record of all outreach events and activities.
- Organizes scheduled mailings, electronic correspondence, phone calls and visits with prospective students.
- Works with Student Activities and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to coordinate campus visits by prospective students.
- Develops, implements, and oversees a comprehensive advisement training program.
- Provide overall project leadership, supervision and ensure accomplishment of project objectives.
- Manage budget and maintain budget control, approve expenditure and ensure appropriate use of federal funds.
- Oversee hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff.
- Facilitate and oversee implementation of effective, objective, ongoing Title III project evaluation.
- Oversee preparation of project fiscal and technical reports for the U.S. Department of Education and the College.
- Maintain effective communication to ensure project congruence with institutional goals.
- Interpret policies and procedures to prospective and current students and the public.
- Handles confidential information with tact and discretion.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.
- Some overnight and weekend travel is required during the academic year.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- : A Master's degree in education or related field required. Prior experience in grant management, budget management, higher education, personnel management, STEM, active learning strategies, and proactive advising experience highly desirable. Demonstrated experience in promoting higher education to high school and community college students. Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
- Excellent organizational skills; accurate and detail orientated with ability to prioritize information in a timely manner; solid communication skills (written, oral and active listening); strong interpersonal skills; able to work effectively in team situations. Experience with word processing, spreadsheets, budgeting, supervision, software for creating flyers, brochures, newsletters, etc., and compiling detailed reports highly desirable.
- : Ability to work under minimal supervision and practice strong organizational and time management techniques; must be able to respond effectively in a variety of situations; able to work well in team situations; ability to multi-task; ability to innovate and lead and manage change in a positive and inclusive manner. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the admissions process. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of application will begin immediately. To apply, please send letter of application, resume, copies of all academic transcripts, and the name and phone numbers for three professional references to Human Resources:
Seminole State College
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 351
Seminole, OK 74818
SSC is an EEO employer committed to multicultural diversity.
SSC participates in E-verify.
Posted August 7, 2017