• Associate Director, Scholars Institute Fellows Program

    Requisition # 2018-8865
    Date Posted 1 week ago(6/8/2018 2:10 PM)
    Dean of College
    Academic Administration
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College and Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion, the Associate Director will create, implement, and manage programs and initiatives within the Office of the Dean of the College that support and advance Princeton's commitment to an inclusive student body.


    The Associate Director administers and manages and helps set a strategic vision for the Freshman Scholars Institute, an academically rigorous, multi-disciplinary seven-week program for entering Princeton students and the Scholars Institute Fellows Program, a four-year mentorship program for first-generation, lower-income, and underrepresented Princeton students under the supervision of the Associate Dean.


    To achieve this, the Interim Associate Director will collaborate and liaise with faculty and staff from across the University; provide high-touch mentorship and supplemental advising for program participants and other first-generation, lower-income, and historically underrepresented students at Princeton; develop and deliver programming, events, and workshops; and train, supervise, and advise student employees.


    The Associate Director is also a key staff member of the Office of the Dean of the College's Programs for Access and Inclusion (PAI) and advises and collaborates on other programs within that office, including the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program and Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Programs.



    Primary responsibilities within the SIFP and FSI programs include:


    • recruitment, selection, and orientation of students;
    • mentorship and supplemental academic advising of program participants;
    • hiring and supervision of over 70 undergraduate and graduate student leaders during the course of the year;
    • fiscal management of program funds, and oversight of payroll and credit cards for student employees;
    • oversee the mentorship group system, ensuring the quality of peer mentorship and provide additional training as necessary;
    • collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni, and other campus and community partners to develop and deliver academic and co-curricular programming that promotes student success;
    • conduct program evaluation and student assessment and help to revise program accordingly;
    • work with external media sources to share information about program goals and achievements;


    Other responsibilities supporting Programs for Access and Inclusion:

    • serve as a liaison as necessary between the Associate Dean and other University offices, including the Office of Admission, Financial Aid, the Graduate School, and Career Services, while also working closely with the staff in the residential colleges, in order to generate advising structures and programs that facilitate access and create an inclusive community for all Princeton students;
    • assist the associate dean with office strategic planning, management, and outreach;
    • advise and collaborate on other programs and special projects as required.



    • Doctorate
    • 4-6 years relevant work experience
    • Experience and demonstrated commitment to the value of diversity and inclusion in higher education.
    • Ability to think creatively, take initiative, and to execute programming while demonstrating sound judgment.
    • Experience developing and facilitating academic and co-curricular programs that generate student success.
    • Experience working with students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and historically underrepresented communities and programs that support them.
    • Demonstrated ability to advise, encourage, and inspire a diverse population of students.
    • Strong written and spoken communication skills; ability to message program goals and missions to diverse populations and constituents.
    • Willingness to collaborate and work as part of a team.



    • Knowledge of Princeton University departments, offices, policies, and programs strongly preferred.
    • Ph.D. in a field or discipline taught at Princeton strongly preferred.
    • Background or experience in residential life programming or advising preferred.
    • Prior teaching experience at a college, university, or secondary school preferred.

    For full consideration, please apply no later than June 29,2018.


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    ADM, 070

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

    Standard work schedule with flex time - availability on some nights and weekends for programming, events, and student mentorship are necessary.

    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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