The Assistant Director serves as a generalist, on behalf of the Office of Student Enrichment, across all areas of student development in an advising capacity for undergraduate students who identify with the first-generation college, low-income student experience, DACA, and/or non-traditional backgrounds. The Assistant Director will work individually with students on identifying areas of need in order to connect them with various campus and community resources for comprehensive support. The Assistant Director is also responsible for the development, oversight, and leadership of life skill and social programming that addresses the needs of the low-income, first generation, DACA, and/or non-traditional student experience. The Assistant Director is responsible for strategically developing collaborative working relationships across with a variety of key campus constituents, community members, and departments within the Division of Student Affairs as appropriate.
The Assistant Director is a full-time 12-month position with a significant amount of late night and weekend responsibilities throughout the academic year, as well as some limited evening and weekend responsibilities throughout the summer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts individual student appointments – both scheduled and on a walk-in basis – related to assisting students with enrichment opportunities and resource problem-solving in order to connect students to existing resources on campus and/or utilize departmental resources for assistance.
Responsible for the direction, oversight, and management of an array of student programming that address the academic, social, and professional development needs of the campus community (e.g. life skills, social programs, mentorship programs, networking events, topical programs, etc.).
Participates in large departmental events, maintains up to date appointment notes, and provides leadership in programming related to the unique needs of low-income, first generation, DACA, and/or non-traditional students.
Connects with various colleagues around campus and within the community to successfully partner on programs, workshops, and other events, i.e. campus partners, academic liaisons, and topical experts.
Develops a strong understanding of the work of the various Division of Student Affairs departments and the Office of Financial Aid in order to best connect students with important campus resources.
Supports and assists with major programs and events within the Student Development team and the Division of Student Affairs at large, in support of overall student participation and successful outcomes.
Actively works to create and maintain collaborative working relationships with campus and community partners.
Participates as integral member of a large, multifaceted Student Development team interacting daily with colleagues in the Gender Relations Center, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Student Activities Office, Office of Community Standards, RecSports, University Bands, Family Resource Center and student media groups.
The Assistant Director is a full time 12 month position with night and weekend programming responsibilities year round.
Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field.
Qualifications include 3+ years of experience working with university students from culturally diverse backgrounds, as well as demonstrated advanced communication, program development/implementation, and outcomes development/assessment skills; specialized training and experience working with low-income, first generation, DACA, and/or non-traditional students; ability to counsel students in confidential and sensitive matters; ability to work collaboratively in higher education with faculty, staff, and students at all levels; effective interpersonal skills including a willingness to create a challenging but welcoming environment for all people.
The successful candidate will also possess a commitment to formulating educational opportunities, consistent with the mission of a Catholic University founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Come work at the University of Notre Dame. Guided by the University’s Catholic, Holy Cross mission, the Division of Student Affairs promotes the holistic education of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students so that all may flourish at the University of Notre Dame and beyond. Through our shared work, services, and partnerships, we seek to honor individual experiences and foster a sense of belonging; deepen engagement in faith; and cultivate meaningful relationships that empower students and enable them to develop in mind, body, and spirit. Our vision is to be a student-centered, collaborative, and faith-based community of professionals committed to the formation of minds and hearts. Through academic and co-curricular integration, authentic encounters with God and others, and personal development and formation in the context of community, the Division of Student Affairs strives to accompany students while preparing them to become a force for good in the world.