PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
This position directs the First Year Support Program, which includes proactive advising, peer mentoring, and integration of those support services with First Year Seminars across campus. This individual is responsible for the administrative, advisory, and supervisory duties necessary for the day-to-day operations of the program. The director oversees the operations of the First-Year Support Program, sets program policy, supervises and trains advisors and the Peer Mentoring Coordinator, maintains budgets, and represents First-Year Advising at appropriate UNLV events. The Director also contributes to strategic planning for university-level student success initiatives and works collaboratively with the Directors of the college advising centers to ensure consistent advising experiences across campus and throughout the student life cycle. The Director prepares reports for senior leadership on first-year advisors' contributions toward key student success metrics, such as first-year retention.
This position requires a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and five years related supervisory experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.