The Office of Academic Advising at The University of Tampa has an opening for a Director of Academic Advising. The Director has oversight responsibility for the Office of Academic Advising, a unit within the University’s Academic Success Center. The Director of Academic Advising is charged with the coordination, oversight, and assessment of undergraduate advising programs and services that support the academic success and retention of students. The Director is responsible for closely collaborating with college departments, faculty advisors, and campus offices to provide vision and leadership for student-centered advising support from the first-year through degree completion.
- Direct the design, implementation and assessment of advising services that provide effective and efficient advising and support programs for students that promote student success, retention and satisfaction.
- Resolve student academic issues related to enrollment and degree completion. Supervise the undergraduate academic petition and appeals process.
- Monitor academic policies and processes, and streamline for maximum efficiency and equity.
- Supervise a team of professional academic advisors and the Senior Associate Director of Academic Advising providing professional training and development.
- Work with the Directors in the Academic Success Center to develop, implement and assess ASC student academic success and retention efforts.
- Supervise a comprehensive training program for faculty advisors.
- Coordinate new first-year and transfer student registration. Supervise course predictive modeling.
- Assess and assist the Registrar with degree completion audits. Supervise degree completion issues, resolution and communication.
- Participate in planning with division offices including the Center for Teaching and Learning, the First-Year Experience, and University Retention Initiatives.
- Serve as the unit liaison with campus offices including Admissions, Student Affairs, Operations and Planning, Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid. Serve on the Registration Task Force.
- Serve, ex officio, on University Faculty committees including the Academic Advising Committee.
- Develop and monitor the annual operating budget for the Academic Advising Office.
- Participate in New Student Orientation for first-year and transfer students.
The University of Tampa is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Valuing the community’s international heritage, the University attracts students, faculty and staff from around the world with diverse backgrounds to facilitate intercultural awareness and understanding. With more than 650 full- and part-time employees, UT offers a flexible benefit package with a selection of medical and dental plans, life insurance, a retirement program with tax-deferred investment options, tuition waiver for employees and their families, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation time and competitive salaries.
- Master's degree in an academic discipline or higher education or related field from an accredited university.
- Five (5) plus years direct experience with academic advising programs and services.
- Three (3) plus years experience supervising staff.
- Knowledge of and experience with implementing best practices in advising that support student academic success and retention.
- Knowledge of FERPA. 6. Knowledge of current advising technology as well as software such as Microsoft Office, and other data analysis packages.
- Knowledge of different academic advising models.
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to manage time wisely.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with students, parents and university personnel.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly The University of Tampa software programs such as Workday and Microsoft Office.
- Willingness to embrace new technologies and innovative organizational practices.
Ph.D. strongly preferred.