The Assistant Director for Assessment and Student Development is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of departmental and program area specific assessment initiatives and professional and student staff development.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to; planning, implementation, and assessment of departmental programs and services; supporting the departments long-term continuous improvement and assessment efforts; completes required departmental reporting; management of comprehensive staff leadership programs and an employee recognition program; coordinating and assisting human resources for the department and implement strategies to recruit qualified student applicants; supervision and development of student advisory council; determining program/area fiscal needs and prepare budget recommendations and assisting in the development of the budget for staff development & training; participate proactively in other program, departmental, and college events.; assist in the development and cultivation of campus partnerships. Supervisory responsibilities include direct supervision of a Graduate Assistant, 2-3 student employees; indirectly managing a workforce of more than 425 part-time hourly staff and nearing an annual payroll of $1 million dollars.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
A master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or related field
At least three years of demonstrated experience in university/collegiate student development programming
Broad knowledge of student personnel, student services, and campus recreation
Experience with computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, SPSS/SAS programming, or similar)
Terminal degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Educational Leadership, or related field
At least three years of post-masters professional experience
Supervisory experience with professional and part-time recreation staff
Experience with campus recreation and/or member management/employee databases/systems
Statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data
Competence in conducting research in higher education and recreation, and reporting relevant statistics
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of recreation and personnel management software systems
Knowledge and ability to run and interpret statistical analyses
Knowledge of human resources process
Knowledge of student development theory
Skilled in data maintenance and show strong attention to detail
Skilled in excellent customer service, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community
Ability to monitor and forecast budgets
Ability to balance multiple assignments, deadlines, and tasks
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to teach, delegate,and evaluate staff and peers
Ability to interact with and provide support services to professional staff across the department
Recruitment Contact Information
Jeremy Battjes, Ed.D. Director, University Recreation 479-575-6381 firstname.lastname@example.org
About University of Arkanas - University Recreation
The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship university, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas, and has achieved the Carnegie classification of RU/VH, defined as a doctoral-granting research university with very high levels of research activity. Only 108 of the nation’s top ...universities hold this distinction. Never before in the university’s history have its students and faculty been more academically accomplished, its facilities more sophisticated, or its research efforts more inclusive. All indicators of academic success are at record highs and climbing. The university’s over 23,000 students come from every state in the country and some 100 nations, and they have nearly 200 academic programs in which to choose. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation’s great comprehensive academies. In 2005 the university concluded The Campaign for the Twenty-First Century, a fundraising effort that raised $1.046 billion dollars.
The University of Arkansas has over 4,000 benefits eligible employees and has been recognized as a family-friendly workplace as winners of the Governor’s Work-Life Initiative for nine consecutive years, receiving the gold award in 2011. This award recognizes employers for establishing and providing resources that support employees in balancing the needs of both work and family.
One of the fastest growing regions in the country and home to two of the Fortune 100 companies, Northwest Arkansas offers one of the finest living environments in the nation with affordable housing, award-winning schools, safe neighborhoods, comprehensive healthcare, impressive cultural and shopping opportunities, places for people of all faiths to worship, some of the best outdoor recreation available anywhere, and a balanced state budget. The region is perennially ranked among the Top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S. by the Milken Institute, and Forbes calls the region one of the nation’s 10 best places for business and careers. The region is incredibly connected – by interstate or a regional airport (XNA) offering daily non-stop jet service to more than 15 U.S. cities. Additional information on the university and its environment may be found at http://www.collegetownprofile.com/arkansas/universityofarkansas/index.html