Job Description: Assistant Director, Academic Achievement Center/Academic Advising
This is an Exempt position which falls within the APA Union.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Assists the Director with conducting various advising programs and services rendered by the Academic Achievement Center.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director, Academic Achievement Center
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises supervision over graduate assistants assigned to advising programs, supports the work of faculty on alternative professional responsibility (APR) assignment with Achievement Center advising programs, and supervises part-time and full-time professional advisors.
1. Responsible for coordinating the planning and implementation of the advising curriculum for first year students, entering transfers, students undecided about their major, and readmitted and probationary students participating in the Emerging Scholars programs.
2. Works collaboratively with faculty on APR in the Center in their respective areas, including but not limited to faculty development for advising or assistance with coordinating courses with embedded learning assistance.
3. Assists the Director in the recruitment, interviewing, training, supervision and evaluation of graduate assistants assigned to the Center. Assists the Director in the selection of graduate assistants to support advising programs.
4. Assists the Director in developing new programs and methodologies to interface learning assistance services with academic advising services.
5. Responsible for evaluations of all new first year student profiles and records and for placements in appropriate levels of writing, math, foreign languages, and other specialized areas.
6. Responsible for coordination and implementation of protocols followed by staff such as academic counseling for college withdrawals, and late course/college withdrawals.
7. Provides assistance with and helps coordinate pre-
registration/orientation tasks such as orientation leader training, faculty advisor training, etc.
8. Acts as liaison, when asked by the Director, between the Center and various departments and campus-wide committees.
9. Supports the technological needs of the advising program.
10. Maintains the advising external and intranet sites.
11. Functions as a team member of the Academic Achievement Center staff in the development and implementation of processes necessary to accomplish the goals and philosophy of the department and the University.
12. Carries out such other professional tasks, duties and programs as assigned by the Director. Required Qualifications: 1. Minimum requirements of a master's degree in counseling, student personnel or other related degree.
2. A minimum of 5 years experience working in higher education and significant experience in direct delivery of academic advising services are required.
3. Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills required. Good interpersonal skills are essential.
4. Understanding of higher education principles, practices, and procedures.
5. Demonstrated ability to work in stressful situations required. Position requires sensitivity to human concerns, flexibility, patience, professional integrity and concern for students' needs in a demanding academic context.
6. Previous supervisory experience.
7. Understanding of technology and student information systems. Preferred Qualifications: 1. At least three years of teaching experience
2. Experience linking advising and learning assistance to support the successful transition of first year college students
3. Knowledge of the Banner student information system Special Instructions to Applicants: