Assistant or Associate Dean of Academic Advising

Atlanta, Georgia
Based on level and years of experience
Mar 26, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Assistant or Associate Dean of Academic Advising is part of the Office for Undergraduate Education in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.  

  • Responsible for overseeing programs providing academic advising and support to undergraduate students, working with students and faculty on issues affecting students' academic performance, and serving as a College liaison to other University offices, including the Office of Access, Disability Services and Resources, the Counseling Center, and Student Intervention Services.
  • Supports the faculty Committee on Academic Standards and co-chairs a weekly meeting of University offices on students in crisis.
  • Supervises and trains staff, including oversight of Assistant Deans.
  • Oversees a group of twelve staff, including five direct reports.
  • Though faculty members serve as the primary academic advisors of students, the dean manages a group of professional advisors whose work supplements and supports faculty advising.
  • In collaboration with staff, manages proactive advising programs for students on probation, students returning from exclusion or leave, and other at-risk students.
  • Oversees staff for programs providing peer tutoring, academic coaching and supplemental instruction for students. Responsible for managing the budgets of these academic support programs.
  • Represents the Office for Undergraduate Education in various campus-wide and external settings.
  • The Assistant or Associate Dean of Academic Advising is part of a leadership team in the Office for Undergraduate Education which includes four assistant and associate deans and the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.
  • This group is responsible for supporting student academic success and partnering with faculty to offer academic programs and services.
  • The Office for Undergraduate Education supports and advises the Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences on issues related to undergraduate education.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 


  • A PhD or a comparable terminal degree is required, and seven years of administrative experience in a university setting, preferably in an academic affairs office, is essential.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff is helpful.
  • Candidates must have an interest and record of supporting and mentoring students, and experience supporting student success.
  • A background in counseling, educational psychology or comparable experience is helpful but not required.
  • Assistant or Associate title will be based on level of experience and years of service


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