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Associate Director, Arts & Sciences Administration

Categories: Mid South Region 3


College of Arts and Sciences


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Position Description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is looking for a vibrant, dynamic individual interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success. The mission of Arts and Sciences Advising Services is to guide our diverse undergraduate population in developing and implementing sound educational plans that are consistent with their values and their academic and career goals. Our purpose is to encourage students to become self-directed learners and decision-makers. Finally, our efforts support the University of Tennessee’s broader mission, specifically by encouraging student persistence towards graduation. This is an exempt, 12 month, full time, non-tenure track staff position that provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s Advising 2020 strategic plan that integrates academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership, and experience learning.


1.Coordinate Arts & Sciences and Exploratory advising for new student and transfer orientation by:

•Serving as the A&S representative on the Orientation Advisory Committee

•Supervising all A&S advisors in their role at orientation•Hiring and supervising additional staff to serve as advisors during orientation

•Developing training week to provide the theoretical framework, College and University curriculum, policies, procedures, and resources to prepare advisors to meet the advising needs of all new students at orientation

•Managing the day to day operation of orientation throughout summer as well as fall and spring sessions

•Developing an assessment plan to determine the effectiveness of the College’s orientation advising process.

2.Be responsible for A&S Advising web site and social media by:

•Updating content for all Advising Services web pages

•Collaborating with College’s Communications staff to create new sites as new initiatives and programs require

•Developing and implementing assessment plan to evaluate use and effectiveness of the sites

•Representing Advising Services in social media

3.Direct initiatives for A&S and Exploratory students on Academic Probation by:

•Developing strategies to assist students on probation

•Training advisors to work effectively with students on probation

•Communicating with students on probation concerning their status

•Coordinating an initiative in December to communicate with first year students on probation

4.Coordinate the College’s Universal Tracking (uTrack) program by:

•Reviewing uTrack appeals for the College

•Partnering with faculty on appeals and implementation of the policy

•Coordinating a communication effort between advisors and off track students

5.Serve as a liaison between the Programs Abroad Office/CIE and the College of Arts and Sciences by:

•Promoting study abroad programs.

•Assisting in Study Abroad application preparation.

•Providing prior approval of course work from abroad for students planning overseas students.

6.Coordinate annual editing of Transfer Transition Guides and Tennessee Transfer Pathway plans

Application Process

Institution Information

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 27,000 students, the campus is located within the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university guided by its VolVision 2020 strategic plan, it is committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values seeking knowledge, leading with innovation and integrity, advancing diversity and inclusion, engaging locally and globally and embracing the responsible stewardship of resources. A critical component of the VolVision 2020 strategic plan is the transformation of academic advising to a model that focuses on providing undergraduates with consistent and holistic advising throughout their undergraduate experience and on integrating career and academic advising with experience learning.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Jeff Elliott


Required Qualifications

•Master’s degree in higher education, college student development, or related liberal arts field

•Five years’ experience working in a college or university setting

•Supervisory experience

•Experience working with a diverse student population•Excellent oral communication and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

•Liberal arts educational background•Experience advising special populations•Experience with web technology, Grades First, and student information systems such as BANNER•Experience working in a team-oriented environment•Experience conducting first year and transfer student orientations•Administrative and organizations skills with the ability to handle simultaneous projects