Job Description Summary Provide administrative, technological, and project support for the activities of the Office of Vice President of Student Affairs. The Office of the Vice President is responsible for ensuring student success by establishing meaningful connections between the work in Student Affairs and the new Bentley Strategic Plan through initiatives like the Student Affairs Experiential Learning Roadmap, a competency-based model for co-curricular student development. This position will be integral in continuing to ensure that the Division of Student Affairs is focused on strategic priorities as well as identifying innovative new approaches to our work that can positively impact students based on trends in higher education.
Coordinate various strategic projects such as student outcomes tracking, inclusion and diversity initiatives, and professional development opportunities; coordination includes providing administrative support, reevaluating project efficacy based on assessments, using technology to track data, ensuring that current frameworks are evolving based on generational trends, and building relationships to create buy in for divisional adaptation.
Assist with tracking and monitoring Student Affairs divisional priorities.
Create strategies to support assessment related to Student Affairs programming and services.
Perform ongoing research and benchmarking of relevant student development theories and models that inform the work of the Division of Student Affairs.
Coordinate Intergroup Dialogue, including training facilitators and recruiting participants.
Lead divisional StrengthsQuest initiatives, including ongoing meetings with Strengths Coaches in Student Affairs; responsible for determining the best time of the year for delivery of StrengthsQuest to all new students, creating student learning outcomes for divisional StrengthsQuest initiatives, and making connections to our work with StrengthsQuest and how it is being used in the Curriculum and Career aspects of the framework.
Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in Academic Affairs and Corporate Relations.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's required and master's preferred (in higher education, organizational behavior, or related fields)
1 to 3 years of experience
Strong background with student development theory and/or various models and frameworks of organizational behavior
Exceptional project management skills
Experience creating an inclusive environment with diverse staff
Adaptable in a fast-paced, evolving environment
This role requires some travel for professional development off campus in order to keep current on trends in higher education in terms of the generational transition, leveraging new technology, and exploring different approaches to delivering impactful experiences to students.
Candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced, open office environment
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
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About Bentley University
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.