Site Director, New River

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide is hiring a Site Director in New River location to support its SkillBridge program at the location. The site director will liaison with the military bases’ Transition Assistance Program Coordinator through the Careers Skills Program (CSP) in the region, manage the recruitment and assistance with processing of applications for active-duty military (within 180 days of separation), dependent spouses, and veteran SkillBridge applicants, and support the nine-week on-campus course and faculty. Duties include academic advising, budget, compliance, facility oversight, and University support (including community relations). 

Embry-Riddle offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be explored here: https://careers.erau.edu/benefits 

Job Responsibilities Include: 

Advisement & Student Services 

  • Provide personalized advising and support for all assigned students 
  • Assist students with course registration and degree planning 
  • Counsel students regarding available options for financial aid, scholarships, tuition assistance, Veterans Affairs benefits, etc. 
  • Proactively contact students upon admission, during enrollment, and at other critical times during their academic career 
  • Enter and maintain accurate student records on university platforms to include Campus Solutions, Imaging, and Salesforce 

Administration & Site Management 

  • Attend and facilitate local events to establish community contacts, promote ERAU programs, and connect with prospective students 
  • Research local opportunities for recommendations to the Office of Professional Education and Business Development 
  • Work with Senior Director to coordinate with the Scheduling Department and Advising Department on schedules for on-site instruction 
  • Works with Senior Director to liaise with appropriate governmental authorities, industry and community leaders, and internal departments to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations 
  • Develop, monitor, and control the fiscal year site budget 
  • For sites on military installations, coordinate with the educational services office and productively interact with applicable Educations Services Officer 

SkillBridge-Specific Responsibilities

  • Conduct SkillBridge presentations in coordination with the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) through the Base’s Transition Office
  • Plan and execute SkillBridge Recognition Ceremonies (either on site or virtual)
  • Liaison and support Industry Partners. Coordinate industry visits and events
  • Liaison with external funding agencies as needed (workforce essentials Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act).  
  • Ensure students have a mechanical aptitude 
  • Review command authorization and SkillBridge specific admission criteria documents.
  • Obtain, review, and provide business analytics documents as require for reporting agencies. 
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with Director of Military Relations and Strategic Initiatives programs and the AMNT SkillBridge sites.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • At least three years of professional level experience, preferably working with students 
  • Demonstrated work experience juggling multiple priorities in a professional manner 

Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 

  • Analytical skills with an in-depth knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook 
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong attention to detail 
  • Working knowledge of office procedures and equipment 

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