Provide leadership and support to all aspects of Parent and Family Programs at IUPUI. The Assistant Director will manage and oversee programs for parents and families of prospective and continuing students to enhance student success. This position supports parents and families through increased knowledge of university life and programs including education, programs, resources and referrals. This position represents and advocates for parents, families, and new students within the Division of Student Affairs, throughout the university, and with external agencies to heighten the inclusion of the needs of parents and families at IUPUI.
Lead day-to-day operations and long-term planning of Parent and Family Programs. Create intentional, coordinated, and high-impact experience for parents, families, and supporters of IUPUI students. Manage, develop, and utilize program budgets for this specific area.
Supervise, oversee, and develop annual, campus-wide, family programs including IUPUI Family Weekend, Lil Sibs programming, parent and family components of The Regatta Family Meet and Greet, and other programs geared towards families of IUPUI students.
Provide supervision, training, and project management to graduate and undergraduate student employees. Oversee professional development opportunities along with professional evaluation and feedback.
Create and develop a comprehensive communication plan and marketing strategy for parents and families. Plan includes e-newsletters, new family communication stream, and social media outreach. Create content and provide oversight of the execution of these communication plans. Build partnerships with faculty and staff within the Academic units, Enrollment Management, University College, Housing and Residence Life, Alumni Affairs, Multicultural Center, Veteran Services, Transfer Student Services, Campus Police, Office of Student Conduct, Athletics and other departmental units to foster engagement of parents and families in key university events and recognition programs. Oversee the family website, make revisions as needed, and create content with campus resources. Create materials that enhance an understanding of on-campus expectations, the on and off campus student living experiences, enrollment process, and college transition issues.
Oversee the production of on-going educational materials for parents and families to support their student in achieving success by discussing developmental, environmental and academic-based issues to enhance support of their student. This includes but is not limited to a parent calendar, e-newsletters, social media outlets, family website, email communication stream, and the enrollment checklist.
Develop strategies for donations supporting parent and family initiatives. Develop and manage outreach efforts to engage partners internal and external partners in these strategies. Align strategies to goals supporting long-term growth for parent and family initiatives.
Manage data gathering and assessment efforts for Parent and Family Programs. Prepare reports and implement assessment strategies regarding events and communications. Use gathered data for intentional program development and bench marking.
Oversee Parent Advisory Meetings. Create engagement opportunities for active families with IUPUI. Host annual meetings and report out to the community about family input and discussions.
Serve as a member of the EPSS team to carry out departmental and the Division of Student Affairs mission, values and strategic plan. Assist with departmental and division events as needed and other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, social work, or related field from an accredited institution and three years of experience working in student affairs or in related area.
Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals, excellent interpersonal skills, and a customer service orientation. Strong organizational and multitasking skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.