Job Posting - Assistant Director of Graduate School

Assistant Director of Graduate School

Angola, Indiana




The Assistant Director of Graduate School is a vital position to assist the Director of Graduate School to ensure the College of Graduate and Professional Studies graduate program runs efficiently. The Assistant Director of Graduate School is an experienced and motivated individual with organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate, assist, and overall aid in the efforts of College of Graduate and Professional Studies graduate programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promotion of academic programs and involvement in recruitment and retention of students
  • Assist the Director of Graduate School with graduation verification and graduate hooding ceremonies
  • Work with the Director of Graduate School and Assistant Vice President of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies to develop and lead the implementation of a comprehensive graduate recruitment plan for the Directors of Admission and Academic Directors
  • Collaborate concurrently with the Director of Graduate School, Director of Online Learning, and the Director of Instructional Development to strengthen online student recruitment, retention efforts and the continuous improvement of graduate courses and alternate course delivery methods
  • Collaborates with the Director of Graduate School and Director of Assessment to develop new graduate academic programs and review current programs that are relevant to the non-traditional student market and will lead to the recruitment of students
  • Maintains a graduate school student advising load (including adding and dropping), along with maintaining accurate records for students
  • Travel to CGPS locations to assist in graduate school services
  • Collaborate with main campus Deans, Program Chairs, and Advisors to approve or deny undergraduate students seeking graduate level work (Graduate Permission Form)
  • In coordination with the appropriate Curriculum Coordinator, screen applications and conduct initial interviews for graduate school faculty
  • Responsible for additional duties and assignments as determined by the Director of Graduate School


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Masters degree required

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.  Computer skills are required.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.  Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.