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Assistant Director of Advising

Categories: South Central Region 7


Cox School of Business


Southern Methodist University

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Position Description

The Assistant Director/Senior Advisor will provide academic advising for business majors and minors. Assist in admission, records, graduation processing, train and supervise advisors. Meet with business pre-majors as needed and liaison with minority business organizations.


  • BBA student academic advising, including understanding of SMU degree and graduation requirements, degree planning for BBA students, maintenance of appropriate advising records, identifying BBA students in academic difficulty, and working with students on academic probation.
  • Staff liaison and advise minority student business organizations.
  • Consult with the director on enforcement of policies and procedures.
  • Assist in managing records and graduation processing including graduation ceremonies.
  • Train and supervise advisors.

Application Information

Institution Information

A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor. SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

Additional Information

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • A minimum of three years academic advising experience in a four year traditional university setting is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Academic records experience is strongly preferred.
  • Candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, be able to work independently and demonstrate interest in academic programs.
  • A strong customer service orientation is essential.
  • Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Candidate must demonstrate strong problem solving and listening skills with the ability to identify, analyze and devise solutions with an attention for details.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft.