First-Generation Initiative Mustang Scholars Student Academic Engagement & Success

Apply to be the inaugural Director of Mustang Scholars/1st Generation Initiatives

Student Academic Engagement and Success is excited to share a new position, titled Director of Mustang Scholars/1st Generation Initiatives, is live on the SMU Staff Career Portal. Please consider, share with your offices, and post within your professional networks.

About the Position: The Director of Mustang Scholars and 1st Generation Initiatives (HR Title: Assistant Director 2) is responsible for the academic engagement and success of first-generation and Pell-eligible students at SMU.  The position develops and executes unique programming for Mustang Scholars (8-10 high-achieving Dallas-area students). The person in this role collaborates closely with other campus offices that support first-year and transfer students at SMU; aligns programming and outreach with the stated goals of SMU in Four as they support success and retention of this identified student populations; plans and implements intentional programming which provides mentorship to students in support of their academic pursuits. The position facilitates university-wide initiatives related to first-generation college students. A key portion of the job is to provide high-impact engagement and continuous monitoring, tracking, and support from matriculation to degree completion.

Deadline to Apply: July 15, 2022. Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by July 1, 2022.

A collaborative search committee comprised of SAES members, admissions, and a student will be formed next week to review applications, conduct virtual and in-person campus interviews, and make a recommendation for hire. We are targeting an August or September start date.