Director of First Year ExperienceUniversity of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
About the University of Dubuque
The University of Dubuque is a private, Presbyterian, coeducational, professional university with a foundation in the liberal arts. Our commitment is to nurturing the mind, body, and spirit as well as encouraging students to explore their fullest potential, is part of a rich Christian identity that dates back to the University's founding in 1852. Our welcoming interfaith community of 2000 students attracts young men and women from across the country and around the globe who seek the knowledge and the skills to make a difference in our ever-changing world. Within a values and faith base, we offer you an array of perspectives and broad exposure to our truly global society. The University comprises the undergraduate college, the graduate school, and the theological seminary.
Mission and Vision
The University of Dubuque is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees, and other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person. The University is comprised of individuals from the region, our nation, and the world.
As a community, the University practices its Christian commitments by educating students, pursuing excellence in scholarship, challenging students to live lives of worth and purpose, and preparing students for service to the church and the world.
Therefore, the University of Dubuque is committed to:
- A hospitable Christian environment which respects other faith traditions;
- Relationships which encourage intellectual, spiritual, and moral development;
- Excellence in academic inquiry and professional preparation;
- A diverse and equitable community where Christian love is practiced;
- Stewardship of all God’s human and natural resources;
- Zeal for life-long learning and service.
The University of Dubuque is a growing University that is seeking a Director of First Year Experience.
- Coordinate activities during fall and spring New Student Orientation (NSO) programs
- Select, train, and supervise peer mentors for NSO and the fall semester
- Coordinate online NSO programming and a Peer Mentor certification course
- Coordinate the inclusion of student development/first year seminar components in the Worldview I course
- Facilitate the development of new programming that meets the needs of UD students (Day of Service, Common Read, Learning Communities/Freshman Interest Groups, UD Traditions, etc.)
- Assist in new student registration events
- Develop and manage resources and programming for parents/families of new UD students
- Administer a first-year student survey and collaborate with campus partners
- Serve on campus committees (e.g., 1st 6-weeks, UD Cares, Brain Health, Student Success)
- Manage website content and social media resources related to services and resources offered
- Provide supervision of student workers and graduate assistants as needed
- Serve as a valued member within the Center for Student Engagement & Office of Student Life
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
- Master’s degree required (strongly preferred in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or related field). Terminal degree preferred
- 2-3 years of professional work experience related to student development/student success programming; or similar work experience and undergraduate/graduate experience participating in or working within Student Affairs
- Ability to effectively lead, supervise, and manage and work collaboratively with others
- Good communication skills—verbal, written, and interpersonal
- Effective administrative skills—budgeting, program evaluation/assessment/development
- Ability to work within a diverse environment and promote inclusive programming
- Ability to prioritize tasks and multi-task
- Utilize technology in daily duties (Microsoft Office, Student Information System, Learning Management System, Student Success software, website management software, etc.)
- Flexibility with schedule as need arises (some evening and weekend hours)
- Commitment to the UD Mission
To apply with a growing University for the Director of First Year Experience position, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and UD employment application, located on our website, to HR@dbq.edu or to the Director of Human Resources, at the University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001.
Applications from qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are welcomed. AA/EEO
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|Apply by Mail:||2000 University Ave|
Dubuque, IA 52001-5099
|Apply by Email:||HR@dbq.edu|
Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||2-5 Years|