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Assistant Director of Advising & Retention

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Advising & Retetion


Rowan College at Burlington County

Date Posted:

Mar 20 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Assistant Director of Advising & Retention will assist in providing leadership to the Advising Department with a focus on advisor training, assessment of student learning and satisfaction, and development for degree completion and transfer initiatives They will manage the advising and retention components of student success technology. This position will assist with the development of relationships with partner institutions for articulation agreements. The Assistant Director will also be a liaison to career services in partnering to deliver a holistic advising experience inclusive of academic, career and transfer advising.


  1. Assist with the advising of students in accordance with the departments advising model.
  2. In the absence of the Director, provide leadership to the Advising Department.
  3. Design, coordinate and facilitate campus-wide workshops / events tailored to particular student milestones connected to their academic path.
  4. Collaborate with other EMSS departments and other campus divisions to implement student success programming, with a particular emphasis on major selection and guided pathways.
  5. Assist with the development of relationships with partner institutions for articulation agreements and provide updates to campus community on new agreements.
  6. Provide direct support and coordination for development & assessment of learning outcomes in compliance with current Middle States standards.
  7. Responsible for the coordination of the retention alert system including distribution of caseload, advisor follow up, communication with faculty, data tracking, and student issues in need of escalation.
  8. Assist with the use of predictive analytics and decision making based on retention data.
  9. Assist with the coordination of retention related outreach, meeting with institutionally targeted populations.
  10. Assist with the identification and completion of Advising and Retention department goals in coordination with the Director and Advising team.
  11. Participate in retention based activities as needed and assist with committee-based initiatives.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Interested applicants can apply at:

Institution Information

Rowan College at Burlington County is New Jersey’s top-ranked community college and one of the fastest growing in the region. In 2017, we became the first community college in the eastern United States to offer junior-year courses in a historic 3+1 partnership with Rowan University that allows students to earn a four-year degree for less than what most universities charge for a single year. This coincided with the opening of the college’s transformed Mount Laurel Campus including a new Student Success Center, Health Sciences Center and quad as the college transitioned out of Pemberton – its home for half a century. These innovations helped spur the college’s first enrollment increase in five years as college enrollment continues to decline throughout the country. The college also operates campuses in Mount Holly (fine and culinary arts), Willingboro (adult learners) and the Joint Base (military members, their families and civilians who live or work near or on the base). Through the Workforce Development Institute, the college forms partnerships with the region’s leading employers such as Virtua, Wawa and Lockheed Martin to ensure our programs align with the needs of employers. Founded as Burlington County College, the institution renamed itself in 2015 in recognition of its partnership with Rowan University. The college opened its doors to 1,051 students in 1969 at Lenape High School before opening the Pemberton Campus in 1971. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools first accredited the college in 1972.​

Contact Information

Jarrett Kealey Director of Advising & Retention


Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related field. Direct experience with the delivery of academic advising in a higher education setting including experience with student transfer at the 2 or 4 year level. Experience in development of student learning outcomes and assessment. Experience in program and workshop development.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated leadership in student services, higher education, or a related field. Experience supporting at-risk, probationary, first generation, and / or transfer students.