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Assistant Director of New Student Experience

Date Posted: 07/30/2018
Type/Department:Administrator in Student Affairs
Search Status:Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications
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Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for assistant director of new student experience in the student life division.

The assistant director of new student experience (NSE) will collaborate with the New Student Experience office team to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all new students, first-year and transfer, that complements the academic experience, connects and engages all students with the Hampshire College community, and provides opportunities students grow socially, academically, and holistically through programming. The assistant director plays a key role in student success, retention, and persistence, and will aid students in their successful transition as members of the Hampshire College community via orientation. The assistant director will coordinate and implement programs and activities offered through the NSE office, including all orientation and continuing orientation programs and oversight of all aspects of orientation leader recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision. The assistant director will serve as a liaison to members of the Hampshire College community in order to foster positive partnerships and facilitate collaborative campus-wide programs, with a focus on engaging students in community building activities. In addition, this position will develop and present developmental programs for the diverse student population served by the NSE office, assist in office initiatives, as well as oversee the planning, implementation and management of academic and student life programs, orientation, and support services for incoming and new students.  This position holds supervisory responsibilities.

A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of job-related experience is required. Successful candidate must be extremely detail orientated and skillful with project development and management, including implementing large scale programs; able to handle multiple tasks at one time; and plan at least twelve months in advance. Candidate must be skillful and experienced in working with college-age population, including first-generation college students and students from historically underrepresented backgrounds; and have a passion for working to increase student retention and developing initiatives to build community among and with new students.The candidate must demonstrate leadership in bringing multiple parties together to produce shared outcomes; be able to manage ambiguous situations; and to discern situations that necessitate confidentiality and be able to maintain their confidential nature. Excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required as is a proficiency and comfort presenting to and commanding a large group. Skillfulness with computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, and InDesign; managing and utilizing social media applications and other forms of digital communications is a must.  Strong expertise in working with a diverse population is essential. Previous supervisory experience is desirable. The assistant director must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hamspshire.edu/



Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.