ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADVISING

Location
Greenville
Posted
May 26, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: The Center for Student Success is responsible to the Director of Undergraduate Programs and the Associate Dean of the College of Business for the design, coordination, and implementation of effective academic advising and career services programs for the College of Business. Academic advising/counseling is defined as providing effective interpersonal guidance, information, and assistance in identifying, developing, and implementing strategies supportive of individual academic and career goals. Each Assistant Director works as a member of the Center for Student Success team (comprised of other Assistant Directors) to provide academic advising to students pursuing any one of six concentrations and/or the minor in business administration. The primary purpose of each Assistant Director is to provide individual counseling to students on academic matters, such as selection of a concentration, course selection, and academic performance. The Assistant Director guides students in development of critical decision-making skills and provides instruction through intervention workshops. The Assistant Director creates programs, workshops, and other initiatives to enhance students' academic performance from both proactive and intervention perspectives. The Assistant Director coordinates the academic orientation of new and existing students and supports the university's goals through developing and implementing a student-development approach to academic advising. The Assistant Director makes personal contact with students; provides a positive environment which assists students in their personal and academic growth and development; discusses with and assists students in selecting appropriate courses; provides initial guidance about proper procedures for the completion and processing of all necessary academic forms and use of electronic advising resources; refers students to appropriate university units, learning resources, and personnel; obtains and supplies students with supportive technical information; discusses class progress, goals, and utilization of learning resources, and holds regular meeting with students who are in academic difficulty. The Assistant Director maintains organized and current records documenting individual student progress. The Assistant Director is responsible for making sure all entering students are trained on DegreeWorks (or other ECU programs) that empower students to take ownership of their academic plans. The Assistant Director monitors students identified as academically at risk and participates in the development and implementation of the intervention programs that target students in academic difficulty. The Assistant Director participates in professional development opportunities and research conducted by the Office of Student Success and the COB. The Assistant Director evaluates the effectiveness of programs, courses, and advising materials, policies, and procedures. The Assistant Director participates in various student life activities and represents the College of Business on appropriate College and University committees. Each Assistant Director has leadership responsibility for selected College of Business programmatic initiatives. Examples of such programs include, but are not limited to, Taking Care of Business, the College of Business Leadership Conference, Honors programs, transition programs for transfer/non-traditional students, the Living Learning Community, specialized programs for students at-risk for academic difficulty, the Peer Mentor program, etc. Working as a team, the Assistant Directors create a yearly programming calendar for students and publicize these on current College of Business media outlets. In addition to advising and programmatic responsibilities, each Assistant Director is responsible for teaching two sections of COAD1000 for business students.

Minimum Qualifications: The Assistant Director must possess a graduate degree (MBA, MA, MS, PhD, or EdD) in a closely related discipline (examples include, but are not limited to: counseling, adult education, educational leadership, business administration, public administration, psychology, or higher education administration) from an appropriately accredited institution. The Assistant Director must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in academic advising/counseling and program development in an institution of higher education. Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and customer-service skills are required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition, candidates should submit a letter of interest, current resume/curriculum vitae and a list of three references, online.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 06-08-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled