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Assistant Director of Advising and Student Development

Categories: Northeast Region 1


School of Communications


Quinnipiac University

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Position Description

Quinnipiac University invites applications for the Assistant Director for Advising and Student Development for the School of Communications to work closely with the Assistant Dean for Career Development and the Assistant Dean for Student Services assisting students with academic planning and decision-making and coordinating and supporting various programming pertaining to academic advising and career development. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching within the School of Communications seminar series.


  • Develop, design and provide support of academic planning for students 
  • Teach and facilitate courses in the School of Communications Seminar Series
  • Assist with the direction and implementation of academic and career advising activities in the School of Communications
  • Advise freshmen and undeclared students
  • Assist with career counseling and academic advising workshops and programming
  • Evaluate transcripts for incoming freshmen and transfer students
  • Work with freshmen experiencing academic challenges
  • Assist with career fairs and other career-related events
  • Provide administrative support for internship and career practicum experiences
  • Provide résumé development and reviews for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Work with faculty on advising-related questions and matters
  • Efficiently and effectively resolve student problems and address concerns
  • Work ethically and with professional integrity and discretion
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Application Information

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position, as well as contact information for three references.

Institution Information

About the School of Communications: The School of Communications fosters student success and leadership in a rapidly changing world of communication by offering a liberal education built on a practical and theoretical foundation of scholarship and ethics, a command of evolving technologies, and a respect for diversity. The School offers degree programs in: film, television and media arts (BA and BFA); interactive media & design; journalism; public relations; advertising & integrated communications; and media studies/ communications.  About Quinnipiac University: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit

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Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in higher education administration, communications or other related field
  • 5 years of advising undergraduate students in a university or college setting
  • Familiarity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Experience with academic evaluation reports, transcripts, and other student records
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective advocate for students

Preferred Qualification

  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Proficiency with Blackboard and the use of various social media job platforms such as LinkedIn
  • Strong oral and written communication skills