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Director of Career Pathways Advising

Job description

Edison State Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the full-time position of Director of Career Pathways Advising.  The Director of Career Pathways Advising will serve as part of the Student Affairs leadership team and promote the active integration of the College's Career Pathways advising model and related completion strategies within Student Affairs and throughout the college.  The Director will participate in management decisions and implementation of policies and processes that effect student advising, retention, completion, and career planning.  The Director will act as the administrator of Professional, Technical, and Transfer Advising, managing all aspects and functions of the Robinson Career Center and the Advising Resource Center (ARC). This position will also provide operational supervision of the College Credit Plus Program, Disability Services, and Career Services.

To be considered, candidates should include cover letter, resume, and transcripts when completing their online application.

Edison State is an EOE/AA Employer Community College 

Functional Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and administer all aspects of advising services including implementation, training, evaluation, and modification of advising services.
  • Recruit, select, orient, supervise, evaluate, and develop academic advisors consistent with college needs, policies and procedures.
  • Manage the activities of the Robinson Career Center to connect students with Career Pathways.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the utilization of a variety of effective advising delivery systems and methodologies, promoting student success.
  • Assist with streamlining electronic and non-electronic advising procedures and communications in areas of supervisory responsibility.
  • Oversee and promote retention activities for the college, providing opportunities for faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate in these activities.
  • Develop and recommended budgets for areas of responsibility and monitor allocation of resources.
  • Serve as International Student Advisor and Primary Designated School Official (PDSO).
  • Coordinate the Multiple Measures of assessment/placement process.
  • Coordinate the Prior Learning Assessment process.
  • Provide advising services – especially to special populations.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Affairs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of current practices in advising, including the Guided Pathways to Student Success model. Ability to effectively lead and manage change.  Ability to continually adapt technology to enhance services.  Experience with Ellucian's Colleague system helpful.  The successful candidate must be organized, flexible, analytical, creative, a self-starter, and be willing to work as a team member within a values-based environment. 

Required Experience:  A minimum of three years of relevant experience, including advising experience in a post-secondary institution is required.   

Required Educational Background:   Bachelor's Degree required; Master's degree preferred.  

Supervise following staff:  Directly supervise the Advising Resource Center Advisors, Success Advisors, and the Adult Student Enrollment Manager.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/13/2018
Application Due: 6/12/2018
Work Type:
Salary: 55,186.70 /Year