TITLE Assistant Director, Honors College
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2405
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Honors College
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Provost
The Assistant Director of the Honors College is responsible for supporting the Director in curriculum planning and recruitment of students for the Honors College and advising those honors students who have not declared a major. The Assistant Director works with the Director and Honors Committee in formulating policy for the College. The Assistant Director assists students applying for national and international fellowships, writes grant proposals related to honors programs, oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, and assists the Director in fundraising activities.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s or terminal degree is preferred.
Experience: Five years of experience in teaching, admissions, and/or advisement at the university/college level is required. At least one year of experience in an honors college or program is preferred.
Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student and faculty population are required. Organizational ability is required. Computer literacy is required.
Other: the scope of this position requires occasional out-of-town travel and Saturday and evening work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists the Director by maintaining an inviting atmosphere for students and faculty and administering the Honors College office in a customer-friendly, service-oriented manner.
2. Assists in managing the Honors College by monitoring the budget, assisting in recruiting new students, recruiting faculty to teach UHC 110 and the general education courses, and recruiting faculty and honors students to become involved in undergraduate research projects or creative works.
3. Assists in planning a balanced honors curriculum and coordinates with academic departments to develop classes.
4. Advises those Honors students who have not declared a major and monitors student progress toward completion of honors requirements for graduation and Honors College eligibility.
5. Promotes and assists students in applying for national fellowships and scholarships.
6. Researches opportunities for grants related to honors programs and writes grant proposals.
7. Assists the Director with fundraising by cultivating donors.
8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director.
9. Contributes to the overall success of the Honors College by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director of the Honors College is supervised by the Director of the Honors College and supervises clerical staff, teaching assistants, and student workers.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES