Director of Transition Programs

Landmark College

Putney, Vermont Remote

Full-time

Education / Attention to detail and systematic way of working

Jun 5

Director of Transition Programs

May 31, 2022

Primary Function:

Reporting to the Dean of Campus Life & Director of Residential Life, this position is responsible for:

  • Directing the College’s Transition at College program
  • Supporting the design and delivery of the residential programming for the College’s Summer College Readiness program
  • Other tasks, projects, and programming related to Transition to College as assigned

This position includes an opportunity to advance to an Assistant Dean / Director level after 12-24 months.

Specific Responsibilities:

Transition at College Program: Developing and implementing the program and the programming including bi-weekly seminars and workshops to help students effectively transition to college and develop and strengthen self-determination, identity, confidence, maturity, purpose, social competencies, autonomy, and interpersonal relationships

  • Through the supervision of the Assistant Director/Resident Dean overseeing the TaC program in residence (as well as TaC Assistant), develop a supportive living environment for TaC students while helping them develop time management, prioritization, and executive function skills.
  • In collaboration with the Dean of Campus Life & Director of Residential Life, develop an extended orientation program that includes goal setting and semester planning with students and families, to include the design and delivery of prearrival orientation workshops
  • Provide regular check-ins with students to review performance and progress towards goals.
  • Collaborate with a dedicated academic advisor for all TaC students, support AIT interventions with advisor where appropriate
  • Collaborate with Faculty, Career Connections, Advisors, Academic Support and Coaches, Counselors, Student Affairs, and Residence Life staff to shape and deliver the program.
  • Serve as a main point of contact for families of TaC students. Facilitate family meetings for each enrolled TAC three times per semester; facilitate family specific workshops (virtual and on-campus)
  • Serve as a liaison to Admissions; review all applications and assist in interview process and related campus recruitment efforts
  • Design and provide ongoing assessment of the TaC program

College Readiness: Assist in the design and delivery of the College’s Summer College Readiness Program, including supporting the assigned residential staff to the program in the creation of co-curricular and extracurricular content intended to support students as they prepare for their transition to college.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

Essential qualifications include A master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or related field or a bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The ability to responsibly handle sensitive/confidential information is critical. The ability to work independently, maintain priorities, and work irregular hours during peak periods is required. Ability to use and integrate enterprise technologies.

Physical Demands: General office work, combined with some walking and carrying of light items. No special physical demands are required for this job.

Working Conditions: General office and campus environment. Occasional need to confront difficult students.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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