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Assistant Director of Academic Advising

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About SUNY Orange:
SUNY Orange was founded in 1950 as the first county-sponsored community college in the State University of New York system.

The college has earned its reputation as a pioneer and innovator in meeting the needs of its students and the area it primarily serves. SUNY Orange was the first two-year college in the nation to offer the associate degree nursing program and studies in electron microscopy; and in 1982, the college was the first community college to plan and co-sponsor with local chambers of commerce a business institute.

SUNY Orange has touched the lives of countless numbers of the county's 350,000 residents through its credit programs, non-credit programming and cultural events. As the needs of the community grow, the college will continue to play a significant role in the county's endeavor to face the challenges and to profit from the opportunities that await it.

Job Description:
The Assistant Director of Advising provides leadership, administrative oversight and supervision of academic advising functions. The Assistant Director works closely with academic departments and student services directors to develop relevant and timely advising related messaging and programming for new and continuing students.  The Assistant Director works with academic departments to introduce, train and promote the use of advising tools such as DegreeWorks, DegreeWorks Planner and associated career planning tools as well as manages the Early Alert/Faculty Feedback application to connect students in academic trouble with appropriate resources.  The Assistant Director identifies and implements academic transitional services which meet the needs of students (departmental group advising, e-advising, etc.). Close collaboration with academic AVPs, department chairs and student services directors is vital to the success of this position.

Education Required:  
Master's degree

Experience Required: Prior college-level academic advising/teaching experience; technological proficiency and a comfort level introducing and integrating new technologies to enhance work. Demonstrated commitment to students' academic success.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:  

  • Community college work experience.
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner, DegreeWorks, and/or DegreeWorks Planner.
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationship with supervising personnel, co-workers, all college employees and the public.
  • Proficient with all MS Office applications, including Excel.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Must be able to travel between the college's two campuses and other sites.
  • Bilingual skills.

Additional Information:
Deadline for Applying:
  November 25, 2018

This is a full time 12 month, Staff and Chair grade II position

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.  Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Wendy Holmes, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662, [email protected]

Position begins as soon as possible

Application Instructions:
Please apply online at http://occc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=104579

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Name, Address and Telephone # of three (3) references

After submitting your resume the subsequent pages will enable you to upload the additional documents.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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