Executive Director-Center for Academic Excellence (Job Announcement) Howard University #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-CENTER FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 

Job Title:
Executive Director – Center for Academic Excellence
Job ID:
31177
Location:
Howard University
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Executive Director is responsible for providing oversight and coordination of university wide student centered academic advising and support services to undergraduate students. This includes developing and implementing institutional retention initiatives to ensure student success.

 

SUPERVISORY                    

Responsible for providing supervision for one or more functions within a department.  Formally plans, assigns, directs, and coordinates the work of these functions.  Typically responsible for performing some non-supervisory duties in addition to supervisory responsibilities.  May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or pay performance..

 

NATURE AND SCOPE:       

Internal contacts include the Office of the Provost, Deans, Enrollment Management Directors, faculty advisors, undergraduate professional advisors in the schools and colleges, staff and students.  External contacts include representatives of other institutions, associations, and organizations.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:                    

Oversee and supervise the academic advising, new student orientation, and related academic support services in the Center for Academic Excellence

Coordinate the development of an annual retention plan focused on institutional needs and goals.

Identifies and pursues external funding opportunities.

Supervise and ensure an effective advisor and staff training program

Assess academic support, student success, and retention initiatives; manage and analyze retention related data.

Keep current on philosophy, trends, and best practices in academic advising and incorporate knowledge into institutional advising programs.

Supervise, guide and develop academic support programming in the Center for Academic Excellence

Ensure faculty and professional advising runs smoothly and effectively in the schools and colleges.

Collaborate with Enrollment Management and Student Affairs to coordinate academic support and retention efforts.

Maintain accurate data for reports and informed decision-making.  Assists with the analysis of enrollment and persistence patterns of students and utilize other relevant data collection and analysis.

Write and submit periodic reports

Chair, co-chair or otherwise serve on Advising and Retention committees, task forces and councils.

Coordinate targeted student success efforts for various cohorts of at-risk students

Perform other duties as assigned

 

Required Education and Skills

Master’s degree in related field of human development, education, or counseling. (Doctoral degree strongly preferred)

Five to seven years of demonstrated leadership experience in an advising, academic support, or a related department within student services.

Minimum three years of management experience that includes planning, budging, personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluation of staff.

3-5 years teaching experience; preferably in a college or university

Prior administrative experience in a college or university required.

Strong analytical skills including data gathering, analysis, assessment and evaluation and evidence based planning

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish positive working

 Equal Employment Opportunity
 The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1316.

 

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Director of Academic Support Services (Job Announcement) Howard University #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Director of Academic Support Services–Office of the Dean

Position Information

BASIC FUNCTION:      

Coordinate activities with the offices of the Provost, Secretary, Enrollment Management, Admissions Office, Deans, and departments in the College of Medicine.  Input courses in Banner for all students in the College of Medicine. Records grades and input of transcript information using Banner, assists in the preparation of reports for LCME, AAMC, NRMP, and NBME and update students’ information with the AAMC, NBME/USMLE, and NRMP.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY: 

Assists is selecting and or making recommendations in the areas of staff selection, compensation, disciplinary action and staff supervision as directed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Supervise correspondence and requests for information regarding students and alumni from internal and external requestors.  Supervise the filing, retrieval, and storage of student records with special attention.

NATURE AND SCOPE:    

Interacts with Deans of the College of Medicine, Center Directors, Department Chairs and Coordinators, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, and other external informatics departments. Internal contacts include executives, administrators, students, faculty and staff of the College of Medicine, other colleges within Health Sciences.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Tracks the grades of all students across all years of their enrollment in the College of Medicine.

Assists the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in identifying students for promotions, graduation, repeat examinations, repeat clerkship, repeat academic year, dismissal, and the Summer Directed Study Program.

Prepare agenda and record of minutes for and of the Committee on Promotions and Graduation; as well as preparation of student correspondence related thereto, and supervising those who assist in the preparation of same.

Assist with the preparation of the schedules booklet and the Policies and Procedures manual

Assists in preparation for and conducting programs for the Opening Ceremony for the College of Medicine, Honors and Awards, Honors and Oath, and other special programs.

Attends conferences seminars and classes pertaining to student records with approval by the Dean or designee.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellence in interpersonal skills.

The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Effective planning and organizational skills.

Effective coordination and prioritization skills.

Professional behavior and exceptional work ethic.

Effective problem solving skills.

The ability to exercise discretion and ensure a high-level of confidentiality.

The ability to use sound and independent judgment.

The ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, and students.

Good working knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles.

Skills in operating proficiently standard office equipment.

Ability to establish priorities and deadlines while delivering quality customer service.

Ability to work with a multifaceted staff in delivering automated network services.

Perform other duties as directed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree and 10-12 years of relevant experience.  15 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications.

 

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 to be construed as a contract for employment.

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Job ID:
30411

Nursing Librarian (Job Announcement) Howard University #hbcu #jobs #hbcujobs

NURSING LIBRARIAN, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC

JOB ID: 30118

BASIC FUNCTION:                   

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, the incumbent is responsible for the provision of information services to LSHSL users with a specific focus on Nursing Faculty, Students and Administrative Staff.  The Nursing Librarian will assess information needs, plan services and evaluate programs for the Division of Nursing in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. The incumbent is appointed by and serves at the will of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library Executive Director. The Nursing Librarian, LSHSL receives management oversight and direction from the Director of Operations for the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:                  

Responsible for orienting and training others, and assigning and reviewing their work.  May also be responsible for acting in a “lead” or “senior” capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work, or related technical tasks and reporting to a higher level on a formal basis.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

Internal contacts include faculty, staff, students and administrators. External contacts include of other university libraries.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:              

Responsible for the provision of information services to LSHSL users with a specific focus on Nursing Faculty, Students and Administrative Staff.  The Nursing Librarian will assess information needs, plan services and evaluate programs for the Division of Nursing in an ever changing complex academic health sciences center library physical and virtual environment.

Engage in both formal and informal communication methods to learn about and establish prioritized goals and objectives to meet Division of Nursing user needs; assist Nursing faculty and Nursing students with research; and provide other direct information services to the Division of Nursing via e-mail, by phone or in-person to ensure the effective provision of Information Services to Nursing Faculty, Students and Administrative Staff.

Participate in Nursing informatics training and initiatives. These functions include supporting faculty development and Nursing informatics training and educational classes; and helping to troubleshoot access to library resources.

Design and oversee instructional programs for Nursing faculty, staff and students so that they are taught the use of the latest information technologies in relation to the education of Nurses and the practice of Nursing.

Promote the Library’s expanding range of educational and teaching services for the Health Sciences faculty, staff and students at Howard University.

Participate on project teams and committees as assigned.

Collaborate with other LSHSL Librarians develop and teach courses on all Library Online Resources and plan programs for continuous training for all staff on the use of electronic resources.

Provide LSHSL information services in the detailed answering of questions, the provision of materials including faculty specified ones, the accessibility of learning resources and training users on effective methods of information access.

Prepare quarterly and annual narrative reports.

Keep informed of new developments in librarianship/information services, instructional and information technology and work collaboratively to improve the services and efficiency of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.

Participate actively in professional and scholarly activities, including conferences, participation in student education, reading and/or contributing to the literature.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MLS from an ALA Accredited school of library or information sciences and 2 years of professional experience in an academic library environment.

TO APPLY: Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
2244 10th Street NW, Suite 422
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-1277
hu-recruitment@howard.edu

Legal Assistant III (Job Announcement) Howard University #hbcu #jobs #hbcujobs

LEGAL ASSISTANT III  HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC 

POSITION TITLE:   Legal Assistant IIl  – Office of General Counsel

JOB ID: 30119

BASIC FUNCTION:          

Under general supervision, performs varied and responsible secretarial, office management and administrative work of the General Counsel and support a minimum of two attorneys. Controls workflow and established office procedures in support of the department. Uses independent judgment and initiative to carry out regular assignments in accordance with established policies and procedures. Provides administrative assistance and support to Compliance Officers Group.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:           

Involves no responsibility or authority for the direction of others.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

Internal contacts include administrators, faculty, students and staff of the University & HUH. External contacts include attorneys in private firms, vendors, visitors and the general public.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:               

Provides assistance in processing pleadings and correspondence for litigating attorney, litigation manager as well as other related matters being handled by assigned attorneys. Prepares and processes documents related to office business using appropriate formats and adhering to established priorities. Preparation and processing of documents ordinarily will include correspondence, memorandum, legal documents, reports, invoices, faxes, and other documents handled by the department.

Coordinates the workflow of the assigned attorneys. Schedules hearings and meetings and performs other duties related to the assigned attorney’s schedules. Maintains litigation tickler system, appointment calendars, schedules and coordinates meetings and conferences, including notifying all necessary parties. Performs administrative functions needed to ensure timely transfer of records from current to closed matter records systems.

Establishes and maintains electronic and hard copy files in office filing system, stores and accesses electronic data and case updates on the shared H Drive, ProLaw, PACER, and CFE system. Ensures proper indexing and filing of original documents.

Provides follow up with appropriate departments, under direction of assigned attorneys, to ensure compliance with agreements, request for information, and other related issues.

Searches files and other information sources to answer questions or assemble data for supervisor or other staff.

Makes travel arrangements for assigned attorneys, and outside parties involved in office legal matters i.e., expert witnesses. Prepares related paperwork.

Shares with other support staff the responsibility for providing back-up assistance with scanning and documenting all incoming and outgoing mail and other documents for the Office of General Counsel, to include the assignment of matter codes when necessary. Also shares with other support staff, the responsibility for providing back-up assistance with incoming telephone calls, incoming and outgoing faxes, and receiving visitors.

Organizes and carries out work to establish responsibilities and priorities.

Identifies and initiates action to resolve potential conflicts in priorities or other problems that may retard timely completion of duties.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:           

Ability to learn and follow established procedures and rules and to carry out special instructions accurately, and to recommend changes in the procedures and rules to improve the quality and efficiency of the process.

Knowledge of office practices and secretarial science.

Ability to organize assigned work according to established priorities, to work productively under pressure, and to adhere to deadlines with minimal supervision.

Skilled in operation of current computer, related software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007, Power Point, Excel) and standard office equipment.

Skilled in the use of proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, business correspondence, composition and format, including the ability to proofread thoroughly and accurately.

Communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse population.

Must be detailed oriented and organized.

Ability to exercise discretion and ensure a high-level of confidentiality.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with students, faculty, staff, University officials and the general public.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:                    

Two years of college or business school and 1-3 years responsible legal secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of 8 years relevant education and experience.

TO APPLY: Recruitment

Office of Human Resources
2244 10th Street NW, Suite 422
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-1277
hu-recruitment@howard.edu

Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator–HOWARD UNIVERSITY

SALARY GRADE:            HU-13

BASIC FUNCTION:

The purpose of this position is to install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:

Responsible for orienting and training others, and assigning and reviewing their work.  May also be responsible for acting in a lead or senior capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work, or related technical tasks and reporting to a higher level on a formal basis.

NATURE AND SCOPE:  Internal contacts generally include administrators, faculty, students and staff. External contacts generally include vendors, consultants, visitors and the general public.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations. Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations. Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary. Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware. Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus protection software. Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use. Load computer tapes and disks, and install software and printer paper or forms.
Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software.
Monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future. Confer with network users about how to solve existing system problems.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and 5-7 years of related work experience. 12 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications.