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Special Assistant to the Chief Student Development and Success Officer
Title:Special Assistant to the Chief Student Development and Success Officer
Department:Division of Student Development and Success
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: 
UDC Employees Only

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: 

Salary Range: $82,480 - $111,593

Closing Date: 5 days (9/20/17)

4200 Connecticut Ave NW

Brief Description of Duties

The Special Assistant serves as a senior member and leader to develop strategies for planning teams and departments; to develop diversity inclusion assessment outcomes; and, to coordinate project initiatives and interaction with directors reporting to the Chief of Student Development and Success Officer. The Special Assistant is responsible for providing executive guidance to support the overall management, planning, administration and evaluation of the Division of Student Development and Success programs and services. These programs and services include personnel, policies, procedures, development, facilities and budget activities to assist the Chief, Student Development and Success Officer on policy matters related to diversity and inclusion.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist with the development of organizational processes and procedures for the Division of Student Development and Success.
  1. Assist with coordinating and planning of special events and initiatives for the Division of Student Development and Success.
  1. Assist with establishing priorities, agendas, and production of materials and information requiring the attention of the Chief.
  1. Assist with the coordination of planning teams and task forces for special projects and diversity inclusion initiatives to promote campus diversity within guidelines established by the University.
  1. Assists with budget development and management for the Division of Student Development & Success; assisting departments directly reporting to the Chief to ensure accountability with expenditure directives and student success assessment reporting practices as governed by the University.
  1. Collaborate with directors to develop and implement a formal assessment process based on policies and guidelines established by the University.
  1. Provide supervisory oversight for an assigned support staff and perform other related duties as assigned by the Chief Student Development and Success Officer

Minimum Job Requirements

1.  An earned master’s degree from an equivalent from an accredited academic institution in Student Support Services, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Behavioral or Social Science or a closely related field
2.  A minimum of three to five years of similar experience
3. Experience in computer software including Windows and Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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