Director, High Impact Student Engagement

University of Illinois at Chicago  |  Chicago, IL

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Job Overview

Posted 5 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director, High Impact Student Engagement

Job Type: Student Affairs Administration
Location: Chicago, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 31598
Application Deadline: 11/02/2019

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks an exceptional and innovative professional to serve as Director, High Impact Student Engagement. This position provides institutional leadership, vision, and management for a comprehensive co-curricular student experience initiative, UIC Impact.  The Director leads efforts to develop, enhance, and promote a co-curricular learning initiative that helps students identify and create engagement plans and immerse themselves in approved co-curricular experiences, which incorporate feedback, reflection, and demonstration/articulation of what they gained from the experience. The UIC Impact framework promotes and fosters student engagement, with particular emphasis on involvement in high impact student experiences, and meaning-making/reflection for UIC students.  The Director serves as an integral member of UIC Student Affairs, reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement, and is part of the leadership team for the Student Engagement area. The Director collaborates with key campus partners inside Student Affairs, as well as academic units and Colleges, to identify and promote high impact student experiences through the UIC Impact framework.

Director, High Impact Student Engagement Responsibilities:

  • Establish the strategic direction, conceptualize and implement a student engagement framework that supports application and demonstration of student learning and personal impact through co-curricular experiences.
  • Identify ways of engaging and communicating with students, faculty, and staff about the importance of becoming involved in student life and completing multiple high impact experiences over their time at UIC.
  • Develop a catalog of initiatives related to co-curricular programs, involvement opportunities, tracking individual student co-curricular engagement, and documenting student learning through a co-curricular record or portfolio.
  • Lead the development and promotion of a comprehensive four-year co-curricular experience that guide students in navigating their UIC experience through both a set of common co-curricular experiences and milestones associated with each year, as well as opportunities for self-designed experiences connected with students’ interests and connections on campus and in the community.
  • Collaborate with campus stakeholders to further identify and support student engagement opportunities, communicate and educate the campus about the framework and ways to help students create their engagement plans.
  • Collaborate with campus partners, including the Honors College and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to plan and lead day-of event management of UIC Impact and Research Forums each semester.
  • Facilitate a student employment engagement framework, which allow student employees to engage with their supervisors, reflect on their experiences, make connections to other experiences, receive feedback, and articulate what they have gained from their position.
  • Lead and determine program needs, program development assessment and coordination of data related to the experience, student learning, and impact of students participating in UIC Impact.
  • Manage a co-curricular record, e-portfolio, or other documentation of UIC Impact participants.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects and campus committees as assigned.

Student Affairs at UIC:

With over 600 staff members and 1,100 student employees, Student Affairs is comprised of 25 departments responsible for providing programs, services, and facilities that support student engagement, learning, and success.  Student Affairs recently embarked on a new plan driving the organization called Ignite 2025: The plan for student life at UIC.  The vision is to provide the premiere urban university student experience.  In support of that vision, in fall of 2018 the Division underwent an organizational realignment bringing together the Center for Student Involvement, Student Leadership & Civic Engagement, Fraternity & Sorority Life, New Student & Family Programs, Commuter & Off- Campus Programs, and UIC Impact under a new Student Engagement area led by a new Associate Vice Chancellor role.

About the University of Illinois at Chicago:

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 31,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In fall 2018, UIC enrollment reached 31,683 students making it the fourth year of record-breaking enrollment for the university. UIC currently has the strongest enrollment momentum in Illinois. Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. In fall 2019, UIC added its newest college Chicago’s John Marshall Law School becoming part of UIC. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. The university is in the midst of a $750 million campaign and recently released a campus master plan that will reimagine UIC’s campus.  Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

For fullest consideration, please submit an online application that includes an uploaded cover letter and resume as well as the names and contact information of three references by October 11, 2019, via the university online application system, through the following link:

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=121335.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting.


Job Requirements

Position Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs administration, college student development, curriculum and instruction, or related field required.
  • A minimum of 5 years in supervisory, administrative, and programming capacities in a Student Affairs department, preferably in Student Activities, Student Involvement, Leadership, Experiential Education, or Career Services.
  • Strong understanding of student development theory, student engagement literature, high impact practices, and curriculum development.
  • Experience working with individual students, student groups, program and curriculum development, facilitating educational workshops, and planning events.
  • Effective leadership and management, communication and consulting skills and the ability to collaborate with campus leadership in a highly complex environment.
  • Ability to communicate a conceptual framework to multiple audiences
  • Strong interest in serving a diverse student population effectively.
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