TITLE Assistant Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1058
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College
The Assistant Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs is responsible for working with prospective students, newly declared majors, continuing Master of Professional Studies (MPS) and Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS) majors, and those students interested in changing their majors to MPS or MSIS. The Assistant Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs manages academic advising, student support, successful transition to graduate school, student retention, and degree completion. The Assistant Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs helps to achieve the program’s recruitment goals and oversees the program when the Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs is absent or unavailable.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree is required. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress will be considered; evidence of the award of the master’s degree is required before the job offer can be made.
Experience: At least two years of experience in responsible positions organizing and managing projects and/or activities is required.
Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Knowledge of interdisciplinary and international programs is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic, ever changing environment are required. Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and University systems software (i.e., Argos, Degree Works, Blackboard and Banner) are preferred. The ability to work in a dynamic, ever changing environment is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: The scope of the position requires occasional weekend and evening work particularly during scheduled advisement and registration periods, recruitment events, and information sessions as assigned by the Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides academic advisement to all students in graduate interdisciplinary programs.
2. Monitors retention, develops student education plans, and facilitates degree completion of graduate interdisciplinary students.
3. Assists the Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs with written and verbal communication with both on- and off-campus constituencies.
4. Assists the Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs with admissions to graduate interdisciplinary programs.
5. Assists the Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs with marketing, recruitment, and promotion efforts.
6. Assists the Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs in maintaining the graduate interdisciplinary budget and works with the Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate College.
7. Maintains knowledge of the academic policies and procedures unique to colleges that collaborate with graduate interdisciplinary programs.
8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development seminars, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Director, MSAS.
10. Contributes to the overall success of graduate interdisciplinary programs by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs is supervised by the Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs and supervises graduate assistants and student employees.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JUNE 2017