Director of Summer, Non-Degree & Special Programs
The George Washington University

Job Info

The Office for Student Success (OSS), within the division of Enrollment and Student Success (ESS), includes units that provide services and programs to support the university's enrollment diversity, retention, and graduation goals. OSS aims to build capacity to meet enrollment targets through the development of experiential K-20 pipeline programs that prepare prospective students for successful college experiences. Our efforts to enroll a diverse student body include strategic partnerships with schools, college access organizations and foundations, and international partners, to grow high quality in person and online programs, that leverage GW's strengths, and which further our institutional mission.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Student Success, the Director of Summer, Nondegree and Special Programs oversees domestic and international partnership development, student recruitment, program development and management of residential summer and academic year enrichment K-20 programs. The Director will work closely with division leadership, GW's schools and departments, community-based and international organizations and partners, to develop innovative, strategic, high growth and revenue generating programs. The director will also advise on a wide range of K-20 opportunities and strategies for developing and supporting pathways to college.

This position supervises one full-time staff position, part-time summer instructors and student staff.
Responsibilities include:

Student Recruitment

  • Works closely with enrollment management stakeholders, marketing and communications teams, and Summer Conference Housing, to build brand recognition and maximize use of facilities to meet revenue targets through increased enrollments
  • Employs cost effective strategies to ensure enrollment growth from precollege students nationwide and internationally and to programs that expand access for underserved students
  • Collaborates with ESS staff on communication plans, advertising, and social media campaigns to meet enrollment targets.

Program Development

  • Recruits and collaborates with part-time faculty to develop academic experiential courses and curriculum for online and in-person offerings.
  • Develops non-credit summer and other special programs and collaborates with schools on credit-bearing opportunities for visiting students
  • Hires, trains, and supervises part-time program instructors and staff
  • Develops and manages associated program budgets revenue generating,

Program Management

  • Ensures programs which promote safety of minors enrolled in pre-college programs.
  • Provides oversight and general supervision of special programs, staff, and students
  • Implements pre-arrival, orientation, and other relevant programming; Manages co-curricular and student development programs, in coordination with support staff and instructors
  • Builds relationships with campus partners to manage crisis response in alignment with university policies. Responds to parental/family or chaperone concerns.
  • Provides on-call support during the summer months for residential students, families, and program staff.

Partnerships & Relationship Building:

  • Works closely with the Associate Vice Provost, ESS leadership team and others in the university community to grow partnerships and develop growth strategies
  • Cultivates relationships and seeks collaborative opportunities with nonprofit and school system partners, including the District of Columbia Public Schools and the greater metro region, and national community- based organizations, to develop pipeline programs and deepen engagement on college access initiatives
  • Researches, cultivates, and negotiates new business opportunities and partnerships with international partners to support special programs for visiting students; Anticipate trends within the pre-college market and develop new programming to meet enrollment goals
  • Works collaboratively with development on principal gifts and corporate sponsorships staff in the development and execution of plans.
  • Collaborates with sponsoring entities, university academic and student service partners to problem solve issues and to support positive student experience
  • Collaborates with International Services Office staff on travel visa needs for visiting international students

Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting

  • Develops metrics and benchmarks for program assessment and reviews enrollment trends.
  • Monitors and reports enrollments of student matriculation into GW's degree seeking programs
  • Provides feedback and continuous assessment of student/ special program cohort concerns to support enrollment and retention efforts
  • Collaborates with sponsoring groups and community partners to ensure program requirements are successfully met
  • Collects and analyzes program surveys, evaluation data to improve and enhance strategic collaboration.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

This position is a full-time position. Evening and weekend hours are required especially during the summer months.

Position requires some travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 8 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 6 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the K-12 educational environment. Experience planning and developing programming and content relevant to K-12 institutions, students, instructors, and staff.
  • Competencies in multiple areas of higher education management, including enrollment, student affairs, student development, budget management, data analysis and program/proposal development, and a proven track record in generating revenue.
  • Experience using data-informed approaches to strategic planning and implementation to accomplish goals.
  • Excellent public presentation and written communication skills.
  • Proven commitment to diversity and inclusion with evidence of multicultural competencies.
  • Ability to work well in teams and with stakeholders at all organizational levels, both leading and at times serving in supportive roles to other individuals and departments.
  • Ability to manage a high level of detail, multitask and organize work in a fast-paced multifaceted organization
  • Experience working with minors

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The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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