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Purdue University seeking an Assistant Director of Span Plan Adult Services

12/13/2013 9:00 AM | Margaret A Favorite

Purdue University is seeking an Assistant Director of Span Plan Adult Services. The link for the posting is: Job description below.



  • Administer and evaluate the Span Plan tutoring and lunchtime learning programs. Provide services and activities to assist adult nontraditional learners in achieving academic, personal, and professional success.  Serve as a drop-in counselor for the Office of the Dean of Students.



  • Master's degree in counseling, counseling psychology, mental health curriculum, student affairs or other closely related field.
  • Three years’ counseling experience in higher education.
  • Experience with program development, leadership and direction.
  • Familiarity with the needs of non-traditional students.
  • Knowledge of higher education issues, budgeting and strategic planning.
  • Commitment to student development concepts, and a student services orientation.
  • Represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills as well as a proficiency in computer technology and Microsoft applications..
  • Capable of taking initiative, flexibility, assuming responsibility, maintain quality standards and handling confidential information with discretion.
  • Motivated individual who possess’ personal integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a team environment.


  • Experience working with adult/non-traditional students in college setting preferred.
  • Experience in interpreting personality and interest test results.
  • Strong leadership skills from previous college or community experiences.
  • Knowledge of academic programs at Purdue.
  • Familiarity with administrative software (myPurdue, Cognos, SharePoint and Qualtrix )

Additional Information:

  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.


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