Associate Director, Student Support Services (SSS) Program

University of Maryland College Park
College Park, Maryland
Mar 31, 2017
May 05, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

University of Maryland College Park Academic Achievement Program

Title:     Associate Director, Student Support Services (SSS) Program

Category:    Exempt, Full-time

Position Summary: This position is primarily responsible for supervision of the counseling/advising staff and overall management of the federally funded Student Support Services program. The Associate Director will work in concert with AAP Executive Director and will ensure that students who were admitted through AAP as freshman are connected to the services of the program and/or proper referred or connected to services on the campus to ensure academic success, retention and graduation from the University.

•    In concert with the Executive Director, Provide supervision and administrative leadership including grant development, program marketing for the overall operations of Student Support Services.

•    Provide supervision to the counseling staff of Student Support Services program; individual and/or group personal, social and career counseling and advising to the first and second year college students in SSS; conduct academic, career and social workshops and seminars as required; prepare students’ evaluations and formal reports, assist with orientation; select, train and supervise summer instructors for EDCP 108E.

•    Work with the Executive Director on budget planning and expenditure and tracking and reporting. Serve in the absence of the Executive Director in communicating with students and parents in implementing and interpreting admission, retention, advising policies.

•    Serve with and in the absence of the Executive Director in working with the Associate and Assistant Deans in the various colleges to implement the “Reach out and Reach Up Initiative” on retention of upper class AAP/SSS students; provide leadership on the evaluation of students’ academic and retention progress and on the Academic Society-an initiative to provide AAP/SSS students with internships and networking opportunities with business entities for successful transition from academic to career environments.

•    Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Education, Public Administration or College Student Personnel Administration
•    5-7years experience in counseling/student personnel administration or in higher education experience
•    Terminal Degree highly preferred
•    3-5 years of supervisory experience
•    2 years advising experience at the college level highly desired

Experience working with low-income, first-generation students. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative manner with diverse populations required. Familiarity with UM academic policies, procedures and majors preferred.

Salary:    Commensurate with experience.

Required Documents: Cover letter, Resume, and (3) References

Best Consideration Date:    If applied by April 30, 2017 Apply to:
EEO/AA    Women and persons from minority or underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply


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