Assistant Director, Transition Programs (S04907P)

University of Texas at Arlington

Position Information

Posting Number S04907P
Position Title Assistant Director, Transition Programs (S04907P)
Department Transition Programs/Parent & Family Services
Location Arlington
Job Family Student Success
Position Status Full-time
Work Hours Standard
Work Schedule Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.
Some evenings and weekend hours at departmental-sponsored programs
Open to External and Internal
Salary Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $55,000.
Duration Funding expected to continue
Pay Basis Monthly
Benefits Eligible Yes
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University Information The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.
Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.
Job Summary The Assistant Director for Transition Programs is responsible for assisting in the development of programs designed to support the successful transition for new students. The role will focus on supporting transfer students, first generation students, off campus students, and other target populations identified. The Assistant Director will be responsible for program implementation, leadership development, transition support initiatives and assisting with daily office operations to support student success.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in development, maintenance and coordination of transition and support programs for target populations including transfer students, first generation, off campus students, and other identified groups.
  • Create opportunities for new students to connect to campus through intentional outreach, mentoring opportunities, and education.
  • Develop collaborative programs with other campus departments and offices to provide comprehensive and holistic support for students. Develop strategic partnerships with key campus partners such as enrollment services, division of student success, and academic affairs.
  • Assist in the development of department goals and outcomes and assessment measures to track program success. Assist Director in writing departmental reports.
  • Co-Supervise student leaders, peer mentors, and/or student employees within the Department of Transition Programs & Services.
  • Develop curriculum, instruction, training plans and program opportunities for Transition Support Initiatives and future leadership programs that includes the First-Generation Mentorship Program, the Transfer Student Association, and the First-Generation Student Organization.
  • Oversee marketing and communications for Transition Programs including newsletters, website updates, social media and graphic design.
  • Oversee programming budget, following campus fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures for assigned processes and procedures. Keep abreast of current events as they pertain to students and their families and represent Transition Programs & Services on various campus committees as assigned by supervisor, recruitment events, and other activities sponsored by the University and Division of Student Affairs; as well as professional development opportunities, including professional conferences.
  • Assist with day-to-day office operations for Transition Programs & Services including but not limited to student and family support services, records management, and office administration to include answering emails/calls of and assisting with walk-in visits from students, parents and families, and administrative responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs in higher education, counseling or related field. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with program development and/or campus events and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Serve as a contributing staff member in a team-centric, fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Industry knowledge and or experience in any of the following: student transitions, admissions, advising, family programs and/or orientation in higher education.
  • Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating student and or parent & family programs. Licenses: Class ‘C’ Operator’s Driver’s License.
  • The applicant selected must provide a current three-year Driving Record from the current state of residence.
  • If not currently a Texas resident, you must obtain a Texas Driver’s License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree and three to five (3-5) years of experience.
  • Experience working with new student programs, transfer students, first generation students or targeted student success initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Other Requirements
Working Conditions
Special Conditions for Eligibility Demonstrated ability to develop intentional and strategic student support programs. Strong written and oral communication skills, including presenting and developing reports. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with various campus departments.
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, the needs of students and families in transition, FERPA and the core elements of successful programming, marketing and communications, fundraising strategies and social media techniques. Provide a record of successful program development and management, experience hiring, training, advising and supervising college students. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong assessment experience.
Working Title
CBC Requirement It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.
EEO Statement It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.
ADA Accommodations The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected] .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Until Filled Yes
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Accepted
Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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