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Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Anschutz Medical Campus


University of Colorado - Denver

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Position Description

This full-time staff position reports to Assistant Dean of Programs and provides leadership to the undergraduate advising team which is comprised of full-time professional advisors, a front desk receptionist/advisor, and one student peer advisor. Advising services help students progress towards obtaining the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. The position also develops, negotiates and implements changes to the UG program curriculum in concert with eight different faculty discipline directors and the academic director of undergraduate programs. The position oversees the graduation process, the work with the vulnerable probation and suspended students and is responsible for developing initiatives to increase retention of the UG Business School students.


  • Hire, train, motivate, fire, evaluate performance, and provide leadership to the UG advising staff, setting their goals and objectives, and conduct performance evaluations. Design and implement student advising process improvement advising services. Oversee the notification and monitoring of current students, graduating students, suspended students, students on probation as well as develop plans to help that vulnerable probation student population succeed.
  • Develop, negotiate and implement changes to degree plans with the eight faculty discipline directors to ensure the accuracy and maintain the integrity of the Business School undergraduate programs.
  • In cooperation with the Assistant Dean, the Associate Dean for Programs, the Academic Director of the UG programs, and the faculty Discipline Directors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Risk Management, and Sports and Entertainment Business majors; recommend and delegate the implementation of policies and procedures for the continuous improvement of those programs. Handle undergraduate student petitions and complaints.
  • Possess Dean's signature authority for grade changes and Schedule Adjustment drops, adds, and withdrawals.
  • Develop and direct initiatives focused on retention of undergraduate students.
  • Work with the campus departments to ensure that the Business School is actively participating in campus initiatives such as orientation, degree audit, transfer articulation agreements with community colleges and four-year universities, retention, probation, and graduation.
  • Represent the Business School regarding campus-wide advising needs. Monitor and evaluate advising processes and implement process improvement activities. Monitor and evaluate the computer processing systems as they relate to the advising area and recommend improvements.
  • External activities: serve as liaison between the Business School and other University of Colorado Denver offices on issues relating to advising, retention, and marketing. Maintain relationships with other schools and departments to meet the needs of our students with respect campus services.

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Institution Information

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver provides a vibrant, urban research university experience, with academic programs ranging from the liberal arts and sciences to global energy management, music industry studies and criminal justice among eight schools and colleges. The classroom extends into the city as students study, network and build careers in the surrounding business district. CU Denver unites quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, civic consciousness and driven students-all in the lively setting of downtown Denver. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here .

Additional Information

The salary range for this position starts at $56,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

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Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college of university with a bachelor's degree in business, social science, liberal arts, education, communications, counseling, psychology or other closely related field. Substitution: 8+ years of direct experience in student advising or student admissions can be substituted for the degree.
  • The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience at the management level, including direct responsibility for advising of students in a higher education environment.
  • 1 year of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in business, social science, liberal arts, education, communications, counseling, psychology or other closely related field.
  • Experience with Student Information Systems (CU SIS)
  • Five years of experience in student advising.
  • Two years of experience supervising advisors in Higher Education.
  • Experience collaborating closely with faculty.
  • Experience with undergraduate retention efforts.