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Executive Director, Academic Advising Center M01140

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Academic Advising Center


Marymount University

Date Posted:

Jul 16 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Academic Advising Center (AAC) provides timely and effective academic advising services that engage students and lay an essential foundation for student success. Academic advising at Marymount University involves assessing student needs, goals, and interests in order to guide students towards graduation. Academic Advisors are also responsible for understanding and interpreting the Marymount University’s policies and academic options of all degree and certificate programs to help facilitate the student’s academic success. This position provides the leadership and management for the Academic Advising Center (AAC), overseeing its advisors, staff, and processes. The position reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.


  • Manages Academic Advising Center daily operations and initiatives
  • Collaborating with Admissions, academic Schools, Center for Teaching and Learning, Registrar’s office Athletics, Student Affairs, Center for Career Service, and financial offices to assure success
  • Interprets and administers Marymount University policies and procedure
  • Performs annual Academic Advising Center’s assessment
  • Oversees and evaluates staff performance
  • Manages the budget and reviews expenditures
  • Collaborates with a variety of campus offices to continuously recruit and retain students
  • Participates in professional conferences and other self-directed professional development activities
  • Maintains knowledge of trends in academic area of advisement including National Academic Advising Association’s best practices
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Application Process

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References

Optional Documents: Curriculum Vitae

Institution Information

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. Consistently rated #1 or 2 among regional universities in the South for its diverse student body , Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources and international, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the nation’s capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Karen Laughlin


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, PhD preferred, in a related field (Higher Education Administration, Counseling, etc.)
  • 8-10 years of related experience in higher education, of which 6 are directly academic advising experience
  • Demonstrated experience (2 or more years) in supervising a higher education department/unit of at least 6 people that supports student success
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Experience with data collection and interpretation, reporting impact, and conducting unit assessment
  • Proficient with retention software (e.g., Starfish, AdvisorTrac), degree audit software (e.g., Ellucian), Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Managed an academic advising center/division at an institute of higher education.
  • Developed and managed budgets and reviewed and approved expenditures Superior interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to work with administration, faculty, staff, and students in a professional, team-oriented environment.
  • Sensitive to issues of ethnicity, disability, and diversity.
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards.
  • Must be clearly student-focused in both philosophy and purpose.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact professionally with internal and external constituencies.