Director of Beyond 120
Job No: 525947
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Department: 16520000 - LS-CLAS ACADEMIC ADVISING
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure accruing position at the rank of Senior Lecturer, with the working title of Director of the Beyond120 Program, beginning as early as July 2023. The Beyond120 program was established in 2017 with the goal of advancing undergraduate experiential learning, career readiness, and professional development in the liberal arts and sciences. Current Beyond120 initiatives include a robust curriculum; online skill development modules; alumni internship and mentoring programs; international engagement programming; and support for undergraduate research. For more detailed program information see: https://www.advising.ufl.edu/beyond120/.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Establishing clear and specific strategic vision and goals for the Beyond120 program
- Overseeing all day-to-day aspects of the Beyond120 program, including the supervision of 5 full-time faculty
- Developing and teaching courses related to career readiness in liberal arts and sciences.
- Supporting experiential learning initiatives in the CLAS academic units
- Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Beyond120 program to a wide and varied range of stakeholders, both internally and externally
- Collaborating with college advancement team to support fundraising efforts and develop strategic partnerships related to the Beyond120 program
About the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
As one of the original colleges at the University of Florida, Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) embraces both tradition and forward-thinking. As the largest college at the university of Florida, we are always on the move, making strides with innovations in teaching and research. CLAS is home to the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the physical, natural, and mathematical sciences. Our students go on to become anthropologists and biologists, chemists and doctors, economists and financial planners, geologists and historians, information technologists and judges, kendo masters and lawyers, mathematicians and neurologists, obstetricians and philosophers, quantitative analysts and radiologists, senators and teachers, underwriters and virologists, weathercasters and x-ray technicians, yogis and zoologists. These and so many more journeys begin in CLAS.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion among its faculty, students, and staff. We acknowledge, respect, and value our diverse nature and believe that it furthers our academic achievements and contribution to society and improves our global footprint. Therefore, we are strongly committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunity, eliminating barriers based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religious status, national origin, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, and any other distinguishing qualities. The Academic Advising Center seeks candidates who demonstrate an appreciation for these values and a commitment to implement them in our work environment.
The University of Florida
Located in Gainesville since 1906, The University of Florida (UF) has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation's most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. All are based at the University's 2,000-acre campus, joining its historic red-brick core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas and connecting to adjacent innovative, commercial and residential districts.
UF has 55,000 students, 30,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members, a $5 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida. It is the Sunshine State's only member of the Association of American Universities comprising the nation's 60 leading public and private research universities. More than 51,000 students have applied as freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year — a new record.
Several qualities distinguish UF among today's leading public research universities. The first is its highly comprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among, for example, faculty within the adjacent colleges of journalism, engineering, and medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the state of Florida, which has endorsed UF's drive to become one of the nation's very best public research universities — supporting those efforts since 2013 with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to grow its faculty ranks by 500 members. UF's third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like Florida, the nation's third-largest state and among the fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues the overarching aspiration to be "a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.”
The City of Gainesville
Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org/) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day's drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.
- A master's degree in relevant area
- 5 years of experience in higher education, industry, or other relevant areas
- A doctoral degree or other terminal professional degree.
- A record of success in fundraising and/or grant writing.
- Experience in higher education student services, particularly academic advising, career services, or global engagement.
- Postsecondary teaching experience.
- Experience with developing and implementing strategic plans, and the ability to identify new opportunities for program growth.
- Demonstrated success in working with a diverse group of internal and external constituencies, and in creating and enhancing opportunities for all student populations.
- Leadership effectiveness and success at managing teams to achieve organizational goals.
- A strong professional skill set, including written and oral communication, project management, and entrepreneurial vision.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting. The application must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing teaching/research/program development interests, and vision for the Beyond120 program; (2) a complete curriculum vitae or resume; (3) and the contact information for three professional references, who will be prompted to submit letters through the online application system.
Formal review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a viable applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, materials should be received no later than March 19, 2023. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.
Please direct email inquiries or nominations to Devan Brown or Mackenzie Burkett with the Strategic Talent Group at email@example.com.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans and individual with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
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Applications Close: Open until filled
To apply, visit https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/525947/director-of-beyond-120
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