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Director of First Generation Student Programs, Civic Engagement and Student Recreation

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First Generation Student Support

  • Create programming to enhance the success and sense of belonging for first-generation students (Trailblazers)
  • Provide support and communication plan for first generation students and families
  • Supervise Trailblazer mentors in this program to foster personal, academic, and professional success.
  • Plan and direct the Trailblazer Orientation Program
  • Identify speakers, presenters, and events who/that can enhance connections and foster understanding of the beauty of differences in experiences and perspectives.
  • Create and plan events to celebrate first generation student graduates


Civic Engagement

  • Provide oversight for planning and implementation of service programs for students
  • Serve as college representative on select CollegeTown committees
  • Supervise and support individual and group civic engagement opportunities for students and student organizations
  • Identify and create avenues for Converse faculty, staff and students to engage in the Spartanburg Community
  • Establish sustaining partnerships with local agencies and resources to create opportunities to impact our local community
  • Raise awareness of community events to increase Converse’s participation in meaningful community engagement


Student Recreation Services

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate intramural and student recreation programs
  • Advise Valkyries Club and other organizations associated with recreation activities
  • Supervise undergraduate staff – Community Advisors (CA) and Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) as required for specific community
  • Oversee management of student fitness and recreational areas


Generalist Responsibilities for the Division of Student Development and Success

  • Participate actively as a member of the College to uphold all policies and service expectations
  • Utilize office tools such as Jenzabar, Microsoft Office and Google applications for Division success
  • Participate in the College emergency on call rotation
  • Serve on teaching team for Student Success Seminars and First-year seminars as needed
  • Serve as a representative to campus wide activities and programs as needed including Admission events (information table and/or presentations)
  • Serve on College committees and planning teams to best serve students
  • Assist with the implementation of events that enhance the college community
  • Serve as a representative to campus wide activities and programs as needed
  • Actively engage with the entire campus community to encourage student learning and growth
  • Continually work to identify ways to enhance, grow and revise strategies that foster students’ academic, personal and professional success
  • All other duties as needed to ensure the success of students and the College


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs or related area. Experience and professional interest in developing communities that foster respect and personal success; desire to raise awareness of diverse experiences, perspectives and people through education, speakers and interaction; residential life experience also preferred but not required.


DISCLAIMER:  The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.


We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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