Department: Campus Inclusion & Community Salary/Grade: EXS/6
The mission of Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC) at Northwestern University is to work collaboratively with the university community to cultivate inclusive learning environments through the intentional engagement with difference. Learn more about Campus Inclusion and Community here: https://www.northwestern.edu/inclusion/about-us/index.html
The Assistant Director of Student Enrichment Services (SES) reports directly to the Associate Director of SES and is responsible for the programming facilitated for first-generation, lower income (FGLI), and/or undocumented/DACA students. In collaboration with the Associate Director, the Assistant Director will develop programming utilizing research and best practices focused on FGLI student success (including but not limited to research on intersectionality, identity-development, self-efficacy, stereotype threat, and sense of belonging). The Assistant Director will also manage, execute, and assess the Compass Mentorship Program, a cohort-based, year-long peer mentorship program that connects incoming FGLI students with trained 2nd, 3rd, 4th year student mentors. The Assistant Director will also assist with aspects of the Summer Academic Workshop, a pre-enrollment program for incoming FGLI students. SES is one of three units that make up Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC) and provides support to over 1,000 students/year.
Note: Evening and weekend events occur throughout the year.
Workplace Flexibility: This position is eligible to work remotely up to 2 days per week.
Pay Range: The salary range for the Assistant Director of Student Enrichment Services position is $58,000-$60,000.
Priority Deadline:Friday, April 28, 2023
Manages event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Develop programming utilizing research and best practices focused on FGLI student success (including but not limited to research on intersectionality, identity-development, self-efficacy, stereotype threat, and sense of belonging)
Facilitate small and large group workshops and events for FGLI students
Program Development 20%
Supervises creation of components, including curriculum development, lectures, conferences, seminars, support groups, etc.
Provides oversight to the Compass Mentorship Program
Supervises Compass Graduate Assistant
Supervise 2-4 Compass Peer Mentors
Develop goals for Compass Workshops and support graduate assistant and peer mentors in implementation
Develop assessment for Compass
Provides oversight to the leadership development of Compass Mentors
Develop goals for ongoing training through the academic year
Develop curriculum for ongoing training through the academic year including the fall retreat
Coordinate logistics associated with the fall retreat
Assist with the Summer Academic Workshop (SAW)
Coordinate Opening and Closing Events
Assist with logistics associated to the recruitment and arrival of SAW participants
Lead SAW workshops
Support SAW Counselor Training
Works in collaboration with Associate Director to develop FGLI programming
Build curriculum based on class-year and proven student success models/frameworks
Assist with and create outreach programming for FGLI students
Manages relationships with partners, foundations, etc. and coordinates logistical support
Foster purposeful partnerships and serve on various committees within the Division of Student Affairs and across the university, including academic entities, to create interdisciplinary efforts in support of student success and social justice
Partner with staff, faculty, and administrators to share trends, provide and receive information, and stay updated on academic and co-curricular resources, supports, programs, and changes.
Build relationships across campus and refer mentors and mentees to resources and services
Student Support 20%
Manages recruitment, application evaluation, interview, selection and notification of students or participants.
Manage the recruitment and selection of Compass Peer Mentors and SAW Counselors
Participate in the recruitment and selection of the Compass GA
Assist with walk-in student inquiries and responding to outreach regarding finding community, identity development, and navigating leadership opportunities
Reviews & analyzes outcome measurements and recommends changes & enhancements to improve program/project.
Coordinate assessment and evaluation of Compass, SAW and forthcoming project-based work
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