Job Positions

Director of the Life Directions Center

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10

Department:

Life Directions Center

Institution:

Colorado Christian University

Date Posted:

May 24 2022 10:49AM

Close Date:

Jul 24 2022
 

Position Description

The Director provides leadership to the LDC in working to create an inviting and accepting environment for all students where effective service and resources are provided. The Director helps to create an atmosphere for the advisors that is conducive to working as a team, encourages interaction with students and promotes professional development. The Director fosters communication and policy development with other Student Life Departments, Admissions, the VP of Academic Affairs for the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS), Academic Deans, Department Heads, Service Central (Registrar and Student Financial Services), and other academic and service departments as needed and required.

Duties

Contribute to CCU’s mission:
Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. In this role, the Director of Life Directions Center will contribute to the University’s mission by championing the vision and mission of the LDC as a service center committed to promoting student success through a holistic and personalized approach to the student learning experience. Foster timely communication with the Dean’s Council, Service Central (Registrar’s Office) and Admissions around areas such as registration, course scheduling, program changes and student performance. Supervise and provide support to LDC Assistant Directors and LDC advisors as they facilitate the following LDC Service areas: Academic Advising, Academic Accommodations and Accessibility, International Student Services, Study Abroad, Ministry Hours/Service Learning, Tutoring, Life Calling/Undeclared Student Services, ROTC/Veteran’s Services, Athletics Liaison, Daniel’s Fund scholarship program, inactive student degree completion, and other areas that may develop in the LDC range of services. The director will also advise students in the course selection process as necessary. Act as campus contact for Denver Scholarship Foundation. Supervise the LDC Administrative Assistant and their areas of primary responsibilities such as the Testing Center, student staff supervision, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) technology. Administrate several integral LDC processes including: coordinate with faculty, Deans, and respective department personnel for classroom scheduling each semester, troubleshooting waitlists, and expansion/consolidation of class sizes. Promote development of student success programs for at-risk student populations, including formal and informal Academic Alert processes. Serve as a member of Academic Review Committee and oversee probation and suspension policy/process. Serve on the retention committee and integrated enrollment meetings to provide reports as needed. Track overall CUS enrollment and report on key statistics of new and returning populations. Collaborate with departments across the University to provide service and resources to the related student populations and support Student Life department through involvement in campus-wide programming, committees and events. Serve as primary contact for prospective students and their families, specifically helping with questions regarding dual credit, AP, IB, CLEP, and other types of college-level coursework. Develop and evaluate effectiveness of systems and software controlling registration, retention, advising, testing, withdrawals and special populations. Teach a section of INT 101 (FYI) during the fall semester. Oversee development of the department’s budget. Monitor expenditures. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of Students.

Application Process

Please go to https://www.ccu.edu/jobs/?p=job%2FoMODjfwg to apply

Institution Information

Colorado Christian University

Additional Information

CCU is located in Lakewood, Colorado, just 15 minutes from downtown Denver and an hour from the Rocky Mountains!

Contact Information

Sharon Felker sfelker@ccu.edu. Please apply through the website: https://www.ccu.edu/jobs/

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education administration, career services, counseling or related area. At least 5 years of experience in higher education student development or related work.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with personality, strengths and skills assessments, and other resources used in developing life calling and major selection with students. Proven ability in systems development. Familiar with database systems and technologies used within higher education. Experience with student success programming or working with at-risk students. 2-3 years of supervisory experience with professional staff. Passion for helping students develop as the man or woman of God that they are designed to become. Great interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues from all divisions of the campus community, providing a synergistic environment, being a resource, and engaging in creative problem-solving.