Director, Student Navigation Office
Rider University Lifting Barriers

Rider University invites applications for a Director of the Student Navigation Office. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, this individual will be responsible for developing and promoting a supportive and educational environment that is conducive to the academic success and personal development of all students, through academic navigation, training, coaching, campus collaboration, and intensive, proactive outreach. The Director will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of constituencies integral to student success, ranging from families, to faculty advisors, to on campus services and personnel outside of Academic Affairs.

Qualified candidates must possess a Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, student service, or related field along with a minimum of 10 years of higher education experience including academic advising. Individual must also possess: demonstrated experience in supervision and project management of students, staff and/or teams in a university environment; superior organizational skills; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work effectively with internal and external university stakeholders and to build partnerships; and demonstrated knowledge of university systems and structures. Significant experience with the use of technology, including student tracking systems and knowledge of research based best practices for student success is preferred.

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

To apply for position no. 306055, please visit RiderHires at

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

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Contact Information
Clarissa Gilliam
[email protected]
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road Human Resources
Lawrenceville, 08648