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Director of Academic Advising

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Academic Affairs


The College of Southern Nevada

Date Posted:

January 10, 2019

Close Date:

January 30, 2019

Position Description

The position provides leadership to ensure the development, implementation, and evaluation of a first-year experience, an effective early-alert system, a student-centered/developmental advising model, and a continuous orientation process. This individual would develop and assess the procedures, mechanisms, and strategies for the institution is advising component of student engagement. Facilitate changes as necessary to maintain continuous advising quality to ensure best practices are being implemented, documented, and adjusted based on process analysis. Provide strategic direction to CSN advising and coaching services: advising, academic planning, orientation, retention, and transfer services. They will also be expected to analyze and maintains enrollment data, identifying retention and persistence patterns and other relevant information to provide for informed decisions regarding academic advising, its processes, and its outcomes. Develop and deliver advising staff training programs and formal presentations to leadership groups, faculty, and staff. Provide consistent and accurate advising information to students through the web/portal and staff/faculty, as well as across departments to ensure that all disseminated information is consistently updated.

Connect students with appropriate educational pathways, resources for success, and hence promote successful college attainment as reflected in reaching participation, completion, and graduation goals. Supervises operations of CSN coaching services: advising, academic planning, and transfer services. Lastly, this individual will ensure students have opportunities for engaging in higher education, are supported in the endeavor, and are successful as evidenced by completion, graduation, and/or transfer. Promote the development of an institutional culture marked by excellence, quality service, consistent and timely service delivery. Ensure opportunities for professional development for academic coaching and classified staff. Develop initiative and strategies to promote completion, graduation, and development of college success culture. Ensure the development of performance goals, initiatives, and performance indicators. Participate in campus-wide professional initiatives with other college administrators & faculty in order to advocate for the needs of students. Promote the credibility of the operation, while facilitating working relationships and more effective service models. Develops positive and productive relationships with Faculty and Student Affairs staff


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Application Process

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:


Cover Letter

Unofficial Academic Transcripts

Contact information for three professional references Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

Out of Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at time of travel.

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Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials. All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement. This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks. Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs. CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.

Additional Information

Administrative Faculty Grade D $83,340-$97,981

Exempt: Yes

Full-Time Equivalent: 100.0%


Required Qualifications

  • Masters level degree required from an accredited institution in student personnel administration higher education administration counseling career development or related field; doctoral degree preferred
  • 2 FULL years of experience as a Director of Advising.
  • At least 3 years of total experience at the Director level in Student Services.
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervising academic advising and higher education
  • Supervisory experience of a large unit (15 or more staff)
  • Experience in budget oversight
  • Affiliation with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree
  • Work experience in a community college setting Documented knowledge of higher education administration; leadership learning retention and student development theory; legal issues in higher education; best practices in student development; the College Completion Agenda; the Achieving the Dream initiative; and an understanding of the role of student affairs in a Hispanic Serving Institution
  • Skill in exceptional organizational and time management with demonstrated ability to plan coordinate prioritize and effectively execute multiple initiatives programs and events and meet established deadlines.
  • Skill in strong interpersonal communication demonstrated an ability to establish and develop productive and collegial relationships collaboration and communication with on-campus constituencies (e.g. staff faculty students managers etc.) and building effective teams as needed.
  • Skill and technical proficiency in electronic document management systems student information systems i.e. PeopleSoft and MS Office Suite.
  • Skill in leadership qualities including motivation supervision delegation planning and assessment; ability to train mentor and effectively communicate with staff faculty and students at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally demonstrated effective public speaking skills.
  • Ability to collect compile analyze and evaluate information and make verbal or written presentations based on this information
  • Ability to apply student development and enrollment management theories and current technological tools to contemporary advising practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in consultation with technical (IT) staff regarding implementation of electronic data and communication systems
  • Demonstrated ability to set and implement policy; to review and act upon the most difficult individual and organizational problems and to administer programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and/or adopt and implement professional development on the View Job Posting Details 11:04 AM 12/18/2018 Page 2 of 4 role of faculty academic advising. Ability to analyze problem situations identify feasible solutions and present recommendations in a concise logical and systematic manner-anticipating issues and the consequences of the decisions and actions
  • Ability to participate in evening and weekend commitments as necessary
  • Experience working with budget resources strategic planning and academic processes. Experience supervising multiple initiatives simultaneously and formulating/executing effective action plans consistent with Maintain a data-driven approach to program development and assessment.
  • Experience with policy development strategic goal and working effectively with students faculty and staff in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience evaluating and assessing students’ academic needs strengths and weaknesses and with assisting students to develop an appropriate course of action.
  • Experience in developing implementing and evaluating programs strategies and strategic planning pertaining to college success advanced learning strategies graduation planning and transfer options.
  • Experience working with at-risk and disadvantaged students and diverse academic socioeconomic cultural disability and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Effective interpersonal skills excellent communication skills (writing and public speaking) and able to collaborate effectively with students parents faculty and staff.
  • Experience in creating a vision and direction for peer advising to assure alignment with strategic initiatives and direction.
  • Have command of Microsoft Office Suite database management software and student information management systems
  • Oversee and create a vision for Advisor training and development.