Assistant Director for Pre-College Student Affairs - Division of Student Affairs

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
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Assistant Director for Pre-College Student Affairs - Division of Student Affairs-2012146



Job Summary


Carnegie Mellon University’s Pre-College program is a six-week summer program for high school students to explore college life both inside and outside of the classroom. The program enrolls approximately 780 residential students and 50 commuter students. The Pre-College fields of study include Pre-College Summer Session (credit-bearing courses), Architecture, Art, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Biology, Design, Drama, Music, and the National High School Game Academy, and the Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS).


Our Student Affairs division is searching for an enthusiastic Assistant Director for Pre-College Student Affairs. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in a vibrant and challenging work environment that aspires to deliver a best-in-class experience for high school students. You will contribute to the program by coordinating logistics and operations related to the program’s many meta-curricular activities and developing a robust outside-of-the-classroom experience for students.

You will also work as part of the Pre-College operations team and will be assisting with year-round processes of recruiting, admitting, and enrolling Pre-College students.

Core responsibilities include:


  • Engage in operational planning activities such as coordinating space, developing and maintaining relationships with partner departments, developing and presenting the outside-of-the-classroom experience to internal and external partners, and planning and executing large events and activities.

  • Recruit, hire, supervise, train, develop, and evaluate approximately 65 undergraduate residential staff members. Work with campus partners in order to facilitate the administrative aspects of the hiring process. Develop and execute a robust training program for Pre-College residential staff.

  • Coordinate administrative activities such as updating and maintaining the Pre-College Student Affairs website, reviewing and updating the learning content and enrollment materials in the Pre-College enrollment portal, and reviewing and maintaining student enrollment records and related operating procedures.

  • Review and analyze program data as well as benchmark across peer institutions, and be responsible for building and managing the residential program budget.

  • Manage student emergency response, coordination of care, and work in conjunction with the Director for complex student issues necessitating family communication.  Ensure safety and security for Pre-College students by communicating, enforcing and reviewing Pre-College policies and procedures pursuant to industry standards and external requirements.

  • Contribute to departmental and division-wide Student Affairs initiatives as assigned.

You should have strong attention to detail and a collaborative approach. Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Student Affairs division.  Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU, and we are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity of our academic community.  The successful team member will be someone who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


You should be able to travel within the Pittsburgh area during the summer for any programmatic or emergency response needs.  Some domestic travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master's degree in higher education administration, counseling, education or a related field highly desired.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working with residential and/or high school programs.

  • Obtain all background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153.

More Information


Carnegie Mellon is a global research university with more than 13,650 students, 100,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff.  Recognized for its outstanding arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines, and creative leadership of education in the fields of Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Policy & Information Systems, and Science, Carnegie Mellon is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the United States.  For more information about Carnegie Mellon University, visit our website at .


A listing of employee benefits is available at: .


Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Job Function
: Student Services 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Full Time 
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent 
Budgeted Base Pay: Negotiable

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