Job Positions

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Academic Advising


Southern Connecticut State University

Date Posted:

Mar 6 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

SCSU is excited to hire three Assistant Directors to join our academic advising team. In collaboration with academic partners, The Office of Academic Advising is providing leadership for the implementation of a new and comprehensive model of undergraduate advising. Southern’s new model is inclusive of advising activities deemed to be essential for students to successfully complete a planned program of study in four years and presumes strong advising relationships that move beyond the course registration process to meaningful interactions that help students discover their potential, purpose, and passions. The structure of the new model consists of six academic advising centers (within “neighborhoods” of associated academic departments) that serve as hubs of connectivity and engagement grounded in social justice and inclusion. The Assistant Directors hired through this search will serve the academic advising centers for Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and STEM.


Each Assistant Director provides leadership for the delivery of a highly effective academic advising experience to students pursuing or exploring majors in their associated departments. The Assistant Director advises undergraduate students, including new transfer students, helping them explore major options; understand academic requirements, policies, and procedures; utilize university resources; and identify and pursue a successful path to a degree. Additionally, the Assistant Director identifies and supports students who are experiencing academic challenges and who may be at a higher risk of disengagement due to their lack of connections with an academic department.

Application Process

For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Nancy Chucta at If you have a preference for one or more of the areas of focus (i.e., Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or STEM), please indicate that in your letter. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled. For additional information on the position including job responsibilities and requirements, visit the SCSU employment website at

Institution Information

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) seeks student-centered, passionate student development professionals to serve as Assistant Director of Academic Advising. Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

Additional Information

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

Nancy Chucta (203) 392-5550


Required Qualifications

The Assistant Directors of Academic Advising must have a master’s degree in student affairs, student development, counseling, education or related field and a minimum of three years of full-time experience providing educational and/or personal support to college students. The successful candidates will also demonstrate a working knowledge of student development theory and best practices in academic advising; direct experience working successfully with diverse populations, demonstrating multicultural awareness and a clear passion for working at a university with a mission of social justice; strong ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to be creative and develop innovative academic support programming; experience using technological tools to support student success or willingness to learn; demonstrated effectiveness at independently managing projects and working collaboratively as a member of a team; and, strong interpersonal skills and capacity for building partnerships across campus.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for these positions include: prior experience in an academic advising role or work that includes knowing curricular requirements, having significant faculty interaction, and/or supporting students who have been academically unsuccessful; knowledge of academic disciplines in the neighborhood departments; ability to multitask in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; ability to generate reports and use data to inform decision making and engage in evidence-based practice; and, supervision of student employees.