Job Positions

Director of Academic Advising

Categories: Pacific Region 9

Department:

Academic Advising

Institution:

CSU Channel Islands  

Date Posted:

10/22/2015  

Close Date

Open until filled

 

Position Description
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Director of Academic Advising provides visionary leadership, innovative strategic direction, and administrative accountability for the Academic Advising Center. The Center encompasses academic advising for undergraduate students (primarily lower division), supports faculty members in providing major-specific advising (primarily for upper-division undergraduates), and collaborates with faculty-led initiatives that enhance the first- and second-year experiences for undergraduate students. The primary goals of the Center are to optimize progress-to-degree completion and build empowering relationships with the campus community, thereby contributing toward a culture of student success.

Duties
The Director is independently responsible for a broad range of highly complex functions including but not limited to:
-Develop, implement, and monitor a data-driven comprehensive plan to ensure that academic advising services are responsive to student needs and continually assessed for quality. Engage in short and long range strategic planning for designated areas of responsibility.
-Develop appropriate assessment tools to identify and address the advising needs of students. Report findings that will help inform the campus community about perceived barriers to student retention and persistence to graduation.
-Strengthen academic advising, peer advising and related resources for new and continuing undergraduate students including undeclared and transfer students. Communicate curriculum changes and updates to faculty and staff advisors and serve as an expert resource on matters related to academic requirements.
-Enhance student awareness and utilization of available support and educational resources, utilizing social media and other technology to create a more robust online presence. Oversee print and online publications of advising materials.
-Ensure that all students placed on academic probation are monitored, tracked, and provided with appropriate support services to achieve their educational goals.
-Collaborate with faculty-led initiatives that enhance the first- and second-year experiences for undergraduate students.
-Establish and maintain productive and collaborative relationships across divisions. Serve on university committees, boards, and task forces as directed.
-Develop and monitor operating budgets assigned to the Academic Advising Center.
-Direct and supervise professional and support staff as well as oversee their recruitment, hiring, training, professional development, and performance appraisals.

Application Information
Apply Online through the CSU Channel Islands Website: https://www.csucijobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1445537560703

Institution Information
For information about our institution please visit: http://www.csuci.edu/about/

Contact Information
CSU Channel Islands
Human Resources Department
(805) 437-8490

 

Qualifications:
 

Required Qualifications 
The ideal candidate will have earned a master's degree from a regionally accredited four-year university in higher education administration, counseling, college student services administration, or related field plus a minimum of five years of experience leading academic advising, retention, or student success programs. The selected candidate must also possess a/an:
-Demonstrated record of directing or coordinating academic advising and/or retention efforts in higher education. Experience in working with students from under-served communities.
-Familiarity with data collection and analysis.
-Excellent written, verbal, organizational, managerial, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
-Experience in hiring, supervising, and evaluating professional and support staff members and in a college or university setting.
-Ability to work independently and make independent decisions.
-Proven record of creating and nurturing positive working relations with students, faculty and staff.
-Experience with researching and developing advising policies and procedures.
-Competency in collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data that informs practice.
-Knowledge about current research regarding advising issues and different models for delivering quality academic advising and support services to a diverse student body.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have earned a master's degree from a regionally accredited four-year university in higher education administration, counseling, college student services administration, or related field plus a minimum of five years of experience leading academic advising, retention, or student success programs.