Director of Academic Services

Job description

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

The Position

The Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE) at Lewis University invites applications for a Director of Academic Services to lead and support a team of professional staff who provide academic support programs and services for students. The Director coordinates a variety of personalized and comprehensive student support, retention, enrichment, advising, and intervention initiatives, as well as facilitates the University’s Introduction to the College Experience course for new students. 

Some of the primary responsibilities of this position require the Director to develop annual and long-term departmental objectives and develop and conduct assessment of programs.  The Director will also manage intervention services for all undergraduate students with deficiencies and oversee the academic probation and dismissal processes.  This position also provides comprehensive, holistic academic advising and coaching for undecided students.

The Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE)

The Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE) serves students with diverse needs and improve academic performance through advising, tutoring and other innovative academic programs.  CASE is home to multiple resources, offices and programs that work to foster a holistic learning environment for both the traditional and adult student.

Minimum Qualifications 

A master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Counseling, Communication, or related field is required. Highly qualified candidates will possess a strong foundation in student development theory, educational support structures, and academic advising. Background and experience with the academic support needs of student athletes and academic certification of student athletes is a plus. At least five years of practical (post-graduate) student counseling/support background with work experience attending to probationary and/or at-risk student populations and/or undeclared students. Must have at least three years of managerial experience. Must possess the ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team. Must be highly effective in the areas of communication, organization, customer service, and interpersonal skills.

Application Process

For consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the Universities Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 9/10/2018
Application Due: 11/9/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills and experience.