Brandeis University Assistant Director, IBS in Waltham, Massachusetts
The Assistant Director, under the guidance of the Sr Director of Academic Affairs and Student Experience, provides comprehensive academic advising and student engagement plan for a cohort of a largely International graduate student population in areas including course selection, registration, commencement certification, and the development of relationships and community building at the International Business School. This role involves providing individual student advising and course planning guidance, academic administrative reviews such as reviewing degree audits and degree checkouts, and processing exemptions. The Assistant Director also provides administrative support to one of the Master?s level Program Directors. Additionally, the Assistant Director supports the Sr. Director in the planning and execution of the new student Orientation, and other academic-focused programs in the business school. Key Responsibilities: Assists the Master?s level Program Director with the administration of the degree program, including degree audits, grade/credit transfer forms, degree applications. Works with the Program Director on new Degree requirements and design of the program. Works with the Program Director advising students (course selection, program requirements, etc.), new student orientation. degree audits, etc. Monitor students? progress through the program. Work with Student Financial Services regarding billing adjustments/extended stay paperwork. Work closely with Career Strategies Center staff to coordinate programming for students. Sits on the program Admissions committee. 60% Helps manage student issues. Serves as a student advocate on the Academic Standing Committee. Serves as the Project Manager for the academic portions of Fall Orientation activities, under the direction of the Sr Director, focusing on the student?s academic experience in Orientation and deliverables met. Support student onboarding efforts. Coordinate student life and engagement goals with staff leads in that area. Manage Orientation survey. Organize summer Orientation activities. Support spring Orientation. 25% Work on special projects as assigned by the Associate Dean and Sr Director. Provide support for specialized programs like the department's DEI initiative, peer academic mentoring initiatives and other programs based on student demonstrated need. 15% Skills & Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred 3-5 years relevant work experience Knowledge of Excel, Word, Photoshop, Qualtrics, Video Editing Software and Social Media Platforms is preferred. Bilingual or multilingual preferred. Experience working with a diverse population is strongly preferred. Closing Statement Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.