Advising Center Director

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Classification Information

Classification TitleAdvising Center DirectorRegular/TempRegularFull-time/Part-timeFull-TimePosition Notes

All part-time and temporary positions must abide by the ACA rules and regulations. In addition, part-time positions must abide by Valdosta State University regulations including allowed hours worked.

Position Information

Position TitleAdvising Center DirectorJob Search IdentifierStaffProposed Salary$50,665.00General Summary of Responsibilities

The Director of the College Advising Center is responsible for keeping current with national and local trends in advising, along with the implementation of innovative advising strategies to increase recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of VSU students. The Director is responsible for the coordination, continual assessment/evaluation, and strategic planning of academic advising and retention efforts, from orientation to the point of graduation. Additionally, the Director is charged with building university partnerships with other College Advising Center Directors, university leadership, and other campus constituents. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is required. Additional duties include:
- Serve as an academic advisor, with a caseload up to 150 students, regarding academic, social, and personal concerns
- Hire, train, develop, and supervise staff, including professional advisors, and undergraduate and graduate students
- Create and update first-year and transfer orientation, readmit, and change of major materials
- Execute/coordinate communication plans and retention interventions
- Manage and authorize transactions from the departmental budget
- Serve on university and college committees related to academic advising and retention initiatives
- Provide support to university and college recruiting efforts, as appropriate
- Other duties related to College-specific needs in consultation with the Executive Director of Advising

Required Qualifications

- Master’s degree
- Three or more years of professional experience with students in the areas of advising, retention, and/or student success programs in a higher education setting
- Experience working with university faculty and administration
- Working knowledge of college and university academic policies and procedures

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient in DegreeWorks; proficient in BANNER; proficient in University Data Warehouse tool; extensive advising and supervisory experience;
Familiarity and participation in USG advising system initiatives, processes and curriculum; leadership, program development and evaluation experience.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to communicate with reasonable accommodation.

Compliance Requirements

Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.

Position Requires a Criminal Background Check.

Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-Time, fully benefited (30+ hours)Standard Hours40 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Responsibility for keeping current with national and local trends in advising, along with the implementation of innovative advising strategies to increase recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of VSU students. Hire, train, develop, and supervise staff, including professional advisors, and undergraduate and graduate students.

Percentage Of Time30 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Coordination, continual assessment/evaluation, and strategic planning of academic advising and retention efforts, from orientation to the point of graduation.

Percentage Of Time15 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Serve as an academic advisor for a caseload of up to 150 students regarding academic, social, and personal concerns.

Percentage Of Time15 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Other duties related to College-specific needs in consultation with the Executive Director of Advising.

Percentage Of Time15 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Create and update first-year and transfer orientation, readmit, and change of major materials.

Percentage Of Time5 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Manage and authorize transactions from Advising Center budget.

Percentage Of Time5 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Serve on university and college committees related to academic advising and retention initiatives. Provide support to university and college recruiting efforts, as appropriate.

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Posting Details

Posting NumberS00843Desired Start Date07/15/2019Open Date05/28/2019Close DateReference Requests

Reference Requests

Accept Online ReferencesNoMinimum Requests2Maximum Requests3EEO Statement

EEO Statement

EEO StatementSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is your highest level of completed education?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Specialist Degree
    • ABD
    • PHD
  2. How many years of related experience do you have? Please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

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