Facilitate a collaborative approach to creating, developing and implementing a First-Year Experience, including programmatic, academic and operational components.
Chair a First-Year Experience Advisory Board, comprised of faculty and staff, which helps frame and guide first-year programs and opportunities.
Throughout the First-Year Experience, promote opportunities for first-year students to become involved in student organization activities including positions of leadership, in collaboration with the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement.
Develop, plan, and implement all aspects of the fall New Student Orientation program, in close partnership with campus partners.
Select, train, and supervise a peer adviser staff (approximately 45) assigned to First-Year Seminars (FSEMs), integrated within the Residential Commons, and assist the incoming class with their overall transition to Colgate throughout the entire first year.
Second-Year Experience Accountabilities:
Facilitate a collaborative approach to creating, developing and implementing a Second-Year Experience, including programmatic, academic and operational components.
Work collaboratively with Career Services, the dean of the faculty division and faculty advisers to help students make informed major selection and career exploration
Throughout the Second-Year Experience, create and promote opportunities for second-year students to become involved in student organization activities including positions of leadership.
Community development Accountabilities:
Collaborate in establishing and maintaining students' rights and responsibilities in order to provide safety and wellbeing of the University environment, including: assisting students with interpreting and understanding University policies and procedures; holding students accountable to established community standards and behavioral expectations; and managing and responding to questions and concerns from students, parents, faculty and staff.
Collaborate with campus partners to develop and implement programming and educational initiatives related to civic engagement and responsibility and fostering a sense of community.
Help contribute to the development of communication strategies for new students, parents, and families.
Create, implement, and evaluate educational sanctioning for students found in violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
Manage the resolution of alleged violations involving students related to community standards, University policy, and local, state and federal law; incorporate philosophy of promoting student development while upholding university conduct standards; utilize national trends related to rights and responsibilities, restorative justice, and conflict management/mediation.
Participate and engage in holistic and comprehensive case management related to student conduct.
Assist with assessment to include evaluation of processes and regulations to ensure fair and equitable processes; engage in systematic planning, and assessment; track trends, generate and analyze reports, and prepare key performance indicators/metrics
Effectively utilize conduct and case management software (e.g. Maxient)
Serve as a member of the inter-disciplinary non-clinical decision-making team for students of concern Behavioral Intervention Team and the University's Dean On-Call Rotation.
Collaborate with university Campus Safety and other local and federal enforcement agencies.
The incumbent is responsible for:
Effective financial management of funds and budgets;
Ensuring programs achieve positive, measurable outcomes that are aligned with divisional and institutional priorities;
Demonstrating effective crisis management as part of after-hours on-call rotation, as required;
Understanding and effectively communicating university policy; and
Providing effective advice, counsel, and leadership on university committees, as required.
Three to five years professional experience in higher education setting preferred or comparable experience required.
An understanding of and appreciation for a residential liberal arts education; a passion for providing support and opportunities for Colgate's academically-minded, socially engaged students; an authentic appreciation for Colgate's history and transition, as well as a vision of its potential.
Sophisticated interpersonal skills; a firm but fair approach to the resolution of conflict; a commitment to consult extensively, balanced by a willingness to act decisively when consensus is elusive; energy, agility, sense of humor, and flexibility to work side-by side with a dynamic VP and talented leadership team.
Compassion and thoughtfulness, and experience using these traits to develop trusted relationships with students, staff, faculty, and external constituents.
Wisdom and superb judgment; the capacity to make and stand by difficult decision, always mindful of the need for fairness, consistency, and the potential impact of each decision on individuals and the broader community.
Proven experience working in a matrixed environment and collaborating very closely with people who are not direct reports.
Understanding of the unique needs and concerns of first-year and sophomore students is essential.
Knowledge of college/university student conduct codes, application of practices, and relevant federal laws (e.g. Title IX, Clery Act, etc.) related to student conduct is essential.
Ability to work independently, be an effective collaborator, and work well as a member of a team, are all essential skillsets required for this role.
Must exhibit mature judgment and sound decision making skills.
Devotion to the highest ethical standards; personal and professional integrity above reproach.
Colgate was first founded in 1817 as The Baptist Education Society of the State of New York by 13 men with $13 and 13 prayers. The number 13 is still Colgate's lucky number; Friday the 13th is always designated Colgate Day. New York State granted the school a formal charter in 1819, and the Baptists in New York City consolidated their seminary with the Hamilton school to form the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution in 1823. In 1890, the school became Colgate University in honor of the enduring support from William Colgate and his family.
Today, Colgate is a thriving, highly selective liberal arts institution located on a beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York. U.S. News and World Report ranked Colgate as the 16th-best liberal arts college in the country in 2018. Forbes Magazine ranked it 15th among top liberal arts colleges and 42nd overall in its 2017 edition of
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About Colgate University
Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.