Director, Academic Advising and New Student Orientation

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: 

The Director of Academic Advising and New Student Orientation oversees the academic advising department and provides leadership in creating orientation programs reflective of best practices in preparing students for their college experience. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

A. Leads the efforts relating to academic advising for the purpose of establishing a case management structure in advising students. 

B. Ensures academic advisors have appropriate access to technology tools necessary to engage in effective advising and in developing student academic plans. 

C. Integrates, in conjunction with student affairs personnel, appropriate approaches to optimize early alerts for the benefit of offering student support when needed. 

D. Engages in collaborative efforts to implement and oversee all new student orientation programs, both in person and online. 

E. Oversees all communication regarding new student orientation to incoming students in partnership with Admissions and Marketing. 

F. Recommends policy revision as needed to ensure ease in registration. 

G. Represents the College in community and at meetings of governing agencies, colleges, and universities as appropriate. 

H. Responsible for the oversight and allocation of the annual budget in areas of responsibility. 

I. Other duties as assigned. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

A. Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs 

SUPERVISION PROVIDED: 

A. Assigned mid-managers, classified, and hourly staff  

 

EDUCATION: 

Master's degree in education or related field. 

EXPERIENCE: 

A minimum of three years managerial experience in academic programs, student services or related field. 

KNOWLEDGE: 

Knowledge of academic and student support programs and services. 

SKILLS: 

Has demonstrated the ability to manage academic support programs for a diverse student population. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required.  

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