Position Classification Title: Dir,First Year Initiatives
Position Classification Code: P1018
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 12
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Develop and coordinate first-year academic programs that optimize the first-year experience. Design and assess curricular for UNIV college success courses that focuses on academic skills development.
Standard Duties:
Serve as a liaison for the integration of technology platforms, such EAB to support student success. Develop and maintain strategic relationships and collaborations with academic departments, faculty, campus and community partners and alumni. Foster collaboration between the Las Cruces campus and NMSU Community College campuses in relation to first-year students and UNIV courses. Coordinate and improve student support (advising, mentoring, housing, financial aid, admissions, placement, tutoring services, etc.) for all first-year students. Collaborate with the Teaching Academy to create training and development opportunities for instructors teaching UNIV courses. Partner with Office of Student Orientation to provide new student orientation for all first-year students. Document activities and budget of all aspects of the First Year Experience and provide an annual report to the Provost. Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of student development principles, national best practices, and a comprehensive understanding of student learning outcomes.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Records maintenance skills. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Advanced verbal and written communication skills. Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Employee development and performance management skills.
This position requires a high degree of organization, the ability to manage multiple priorities, competence in budgeting and fiscal resource management, a demonstrated ability to apply theory to practice, and a high degree of flexibility and self-motivation. Leadership, team development, and the ability to collaborate with academic and student service units will be essential skills for this person to succeed.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Master's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-