Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Positions at Howard University for May or Recent Grads

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Executive Assistant I - Office of the Dean

Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.
Position Information
The purpose of this position is to provide confidential and executive level administrative support to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (COAS).

Responsible for orienting and training others, assigning and
reviewing their work; acting in a lead or senior capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work or related technical tasks and reporting to the Dean on a formal basis.
Internal contacts include the COAS senior leadership team, department chairs, and other staff within the college and university. External contacts include a very wide variety University executives and representatives from other higher education institutions and public and private sector organizations.
Directs the preparation of administrative and financial reports; analyzes and interprets information; makes and implements decisions; compiles and analyzes data and prepares special and operating budgets.
Develops an administrative structure for academic advising within the college; plans, schedules, allocates and prioritizes workload to meet operating requirements.
Analyzes and controls administrative and operational functions; reviews policies and procedures systems for efficiency; implements appropriate changes and system improvements. 
Establishes, monitors and ensures adherence to quality and quantity
standards; Initiates or coordinates the preparation of reports and maintenance of records pertaining to the operation of the work unit.
Interprets and implements university and outside agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 
Reviews and approves operational documents, including those related to academic advising and academic programs within the college. 
Responds to management and public requests for information and resolves politically sensitive issues.
Represents the college at meetings. 
Supervises, monitors or coordinates the activities of subordinates, including academic advisors. 
Supervise the scheduling of appointments, meetings and conferences for the dean. 
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Ability to exercise discretion and ensure a high-level of confidentiality for the Office of the Dean 
Outstanding oral and written communications skills for a professional office setting.
Ability to problem solve and make decisions with limited direction.
Knowledge of administrative principles and practices in higher education institutions.
Knowledge of academic advising principles and procedures. 
Knowledge of accounting and budgeting procedures and techniques. Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
Skill in planning, analyzing, coordinating activities and establishing priorities for an administrative unit and for an academic advising office.
Advanced knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles. Skill in the operation of computers, related software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). 
Knowledge and skill in accounting and budgeting procedures and techniques. 
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse population. 
Establish and maintain effective harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and the general public; a professional ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Bachelor’s degree in related area and 1-3 years of administrative experience in a higher education academic unit. 8 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications.

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Student Success Counselor - Office of Undergraduate Studies

Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.
Position Information
BASIC FUNCTION:                   
The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive academic advice and support services to first and second year undergraduates.

SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY:                            
Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.
NATURE AND SCOPE:             
Internal contacts may include senior administrators, faculty, students and staff.  External contacts may include parents, consultants, and the general public.       
Provide comprehensive academic advisement to first and second-year students.
Advise students on university wide requirements and general education courses. Help student though petition and reinstatement processes.
Provide course selection, and registration assistance to advisees.
Review student skills, abilities and previous academic performances as part of program planning and pre-registration advising for new and continuing students.
Teach the new student orientation course.
Assist students to select appropriate educational goals, and implement corrective measure to alleviate any deficiencies.
Maintain current knowledge of courses/majors offered, prerequisites, general education and graduation requirements, university procedures, rules and regulations, and other student services.
Maintain regular contact with students and monitor each student's academic performance and progress. Keep detailed and current records on each student. Utilize computer technology to maintain detailed and current records on each assigned student including a program of study outline, general education evaluation, referrals and test scores to stay current on students' academic progress.
Participate in New Student Orientations for freshmen and transfer students; explain General Education requirements and assist students with course planning and registration.
Assist and participate in the development of support services, policies, and procedures, which enhance student retention and success.
Propose special activities to enhance the personal, educational, or cultural development of students. Develop and modify, as appropriate, forms and informational flyers and letters.
Assist and participate in the formulation and implementation of organizational goals and objectives. Collect retention-related student data for the annual evaluation. Participate in regular department meetings. Collect statistics on students advised and monitor assessment guidelines.
Participate in appropriate personal and professional development activities and perform other duties or projects as assigned.  
Ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge of the organization, procedures, specific objectives, activities, basic principles, practices and major trends of academic advising its relationship to retention and student success.
Ability to present clear and concise ideas, recommendations, and information orally and in written reports.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with CAE leadership and staff, faculty, administrators, student organizations and other internal and external stakeholders.
Proficiency with Blackboard, Banner, and related Student Information Systems.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:                    
Bachelor’s Degree required and relevant 1-3 years of successful experience with undergraduate students in academic or student affairs in a university setting.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS                      
Master’s degree and 3–5 years successful experience with undergraduate students in academic or student affairs in a university setting. Teaching Experience
Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.
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