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Assistant Director, Academic Advancement Programs

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Unleash YOUR Potential With UsAs a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.Academic Advancement Programs (AAP)Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) prepares underrepresented, low-income and first generation college students to pursue advanced degrees. AAP works in collaboration with faculty, staff, national, and international partners to provide a range of graduate school preparation programs and services. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of initiatives designed to increase their awareness and knowledge of the graduate school application process, graduate school funding, summer research programs, and fellowship opportunities.The Opportunity:The Assistant Director - Academic Support Services, housed in the Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) office, will be responsible for developing and implementing program activities for the Research and Mentoring Program, as well as maintain program websites and records of student participation in externally funded research programs. The person in the position is also required to have extensive knowledge of external fellowships/scholarships and the graduate school application process.The Assistant Director will have supervisory responsibility for the Academic Coordinator II position, AAP graduate assistant (9186) and program assistants.Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, and directs proposals and initiatives that support student progress towards graduation.
  • Maintains program application database and facilitate yearly section process for program participants.
  • Develops and implements program activities such as workshops, graduate school visits, graduate school preparation academy, classes and program management for on-line graduate school preparation program and Research and Mentoring Program.
  • Responsible for departmental assessment and assisting with yearly reports.
  • Recommends policies pertaining to Academic Advancement Programs and its initiatives.
  • Supports program participants in development and submission of graduate school applications.
  • Serves as a resource for all program activities and student initiatives.
  • Assists in ensuring the goals and objectives of the Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) are achieved and communicated to the university community. Assists in the administration of Academic Advancement Programs' rules, policies and procedures.
  • Works routinely as a member of a team to achieve departmental, program and grant objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience with at least 1+ year(s) of leadership experience.Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization.
    • Manual dexterity in hand and fingers, appropriate vision and ability to speak and be understood by large groups and individual people.
    • Ability to make effective decisions, to learn and apply complex concepts, and to evaluate and solve problems.Additional Application Materials Required:Please attach cover letter and resume.Are Benefits Important to You?Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
      • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
      • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
      • Retirement savings options
      • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
      • Education assistance
      • Flexible work environment
      • And more...For more benefits information, go to UCF Employee Benefits Guide (12-14-21)Who Are We?Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.DepartmentStudent Learning and Academic Success - Academic Programs Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP)Work ScheduleMonday-Friday 8am - 5pm (some weekends)Type of AppointmentRegularExpected Salary$56,030.00 to 57,430.00Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http//www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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