Academic Advising Director

Location
Stanford
Posted
May 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Academic Advising Director

Stanford University

Job Number:
79002

I. Summary of Position

Academic Advising Directors (AADs) hold professional academic advising positions in Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE). AADs have direct oversight of the academic advising and progress toward degree of all undergraduates in their assigned residential complex(es) with an emphasis on freshmen and sophomores. AADs identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues for students, using expert knowledge of advising and University policy, as well as independent judgment.

II. Core Duties
  • Provide direct advice to students on a range of issues including academic progress and policies, in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Develop and implement programming on academic opportunities in the assigned residential complex(es).

III. Additional Duties May Include

  • Apprise students of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities; act as subject matter expert in a specialized field when guiding and reviewing UAR grants.

IV. Qualifications

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience, required.
  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred).
  • Three years teaching, advising, and/or conducting research preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Advanced skills in coaching student decision making.
  • Ability to guide and review undergraduate research grants.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

V. About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR)

The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) is to partner with Stanford faculty, staff, and students to produce and educate knowledgeable, engaged citizens and creative, confident leaders for our future world.

https://undergrad.stanford.edu/

Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) is dedicated to introducing students to the full intellectual richness of undergraduate study at Stanford, supporting a diverse student population in their academic and intellectual pursuits, and instilling students with a deep sense of identity and community at Stanford.

https://undergrad.stanford.edu/advising



VI. About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.



VII. Physical Requirements

  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • AAD offices are located in different buildings, separate from the central operations of UAR, and require travel to and from meetings.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



VIII. How to Apply


If you're ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online: http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

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IX. Affirmative Action Statement

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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Location: Vice Provost for Undergrad Education, California, United States
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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