Student Affairs

Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL United States

Job Summary: The Student Life Assistant Director I provides oversight and planning for the development, implementation, and delivery of one or more programs, services, or activities within a department. May supervise professional staff. Part of the Student Life Career Progression Plan.

Additional Department Summary: Reporting to the Director of Parent & Family Programs, the Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs is responsible for planning, developing, and executing communication, events, & programs that provide a framework for getting UA Families connected to campus & resources to support their students through both large-scale efforts and targeted populations outreach opportunities. This position supports a broad commitment to engage families to increase student success, including the engagement of specific populations (identity-based affinity groups, Parent Advisory Council, etc.). The position is responsible for working with divisional and campus partners to evaluate current programs and provide recommendations for new programs and initiatives to serve UA Families. The Assistant Director is also responsible for managing provided program budgets and providing supervision for student and/or professional staff. The Assistant Director will serve as the professional in charge in the Director's absence.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience; OR Master's degree and one (1) year of experience.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays when needed. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a variety of students, parents/family members, campus partners, external vendors. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion. Creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in higher education or communication and one (1) year of related professional experience; or Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of related professional experience. Experience working with parents in a college setting. Student development knowledge. Large-scale programming and orientation/training experience.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. 


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Preferred
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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