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Associate Director of Academic Programs & Student Development

Categories: North Central Region 6


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


University of Iowa

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Position Description

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking an Associate Director in the Academic Programs and Student Development office (APSD), the student academic services unit of the Office of the Dean. Administration of College rules and practices, academic standards, degree requirements, student records, and student retention and success are among the responsibilities of APSD. APSD provides services to and welcomes questions from students, faculty, staff, and others. This position requires a high degree of discretion, judgment, and confidentiality.


  • Engage and advise students on academic probation.
  • Advise students on individual requests for exceptions to curricular requirements and policies based on established criteria. Identify recurring problems that may require further study.
  • Review degree audits and progress toward graduation with students.
  • Participate in the academic standards review each January and June of students on academic probation to determine whether the student should be dismissed or continued on academic probation.
  • Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and parents concerning collegiate academic policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, International Student and Scholar Services, and other offices concerned with student diversity. Provide advice and support of programming by these offices to first-generation, underrepresented minority, and international students
  • Serve as a staff member on the CLAS Diversity Committee.
  • Represent the CLAS Academic Programs and Student Development at on-campus events such as recruitment and orientation activities.
  • Participate in CLAS Commencement ceremonies, held twice each year.

Application Information

For additional job details and to apply, please visit and access requisition #71882. The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Sherry Roe


Required Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in a core liberal arts and sciences, M.Ed., MSW, or MBA, or a combination of education and experience.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in academic advising or comparable experience, including familiarity with university undergraduate academic policies and practices.
  • Evidence of excellent written communication skills, demonstrated through the application, at an extensive proficiency level.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks within limited time constraints.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a professional demeanor, demonstrated at an extensive proficiency level.
  • Proven record of the ability to maintain confidentiality as required by FERPA regulations.
  • Familiarity with higher education undergraduate academic policies and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience advising a caseload of students to baccalaureate degree completion.
  • 6 months – 1 year teaching in a liberal arts and sciences discipline or college transition course.
  • A PhD in a liberal arts discipline is highly desirable.