Assistant Director, Academic Success

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Oct 13, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Director, Academic Success

Job no: 514833
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Executive/Director/Management
Department:17200302 - BA-MBA STUDENT AFFAIRS

Classification Title:

Assistant Director, Academic Success

Job Description:

Serve as the lead academic advisor for Professional MBA students and serves as an additional academic advisor for the Full-Time MBA Students. He/She tracks student status, facilitates changes in student status and communicates these changes to the Student Affairs team. He/She also manages the team formation and change process and acts as the point of contact for Professional MBA student team issues and concerns.

Meet with MBA students to create a student success profile and academic plan. The success profile includes the student’s strengths, opportunities for growth, factors that contribute to or detract from academic success. The academic plan aligns courses in the MBA curriculum with academic, personal and professional goals. Monitor student progress and academic performance across the Professional and Full-Time MBA program. Identify and communicate concerns with academic progress and develop a plan to successfully correct academic issues. Track students with customized academic plans. Process paperwork related to specialized curriculum including combined and joint degree programs. Communicate experiential learning opportunities and elective course offerings to students and collect registration requests to update academic plans. Provide feedback and student insights to the entire MBA team for use in course selection and curriculum changes, academic progress reporting, as well as professional development and career readiness programming.

The Assistant Director provides support services to MBA students experiencing distress, including crisis/mental health concerns, physical health concerns, family crises, housing and/or food insecurities, etc. and connects students to support resources through campus partnerships and referrals as needed. This position works proactively to identify MBA students potentially at risk of academic failure and serves as the point of contact to work in collaboration with the student, faculty, staff, and other professionals, as needed, to create a success plan for both the student’s academic and personal goals.

The Assistant Director oversees course material needs, including digital course materials, course packets, software, applications, etc., and works with faculty to order those materials and distribute to students. He/She also communicates with department staff and the UF bookstore to ensure students receive accurate textbook information.

The Assistant Director oversees course registration and grade collection for all Professional MBA courses and coordinating communication with students, MBA, and department staff and faculty when necessary to ensure timely completion of these tasks. Serve as the point of contact for special registration requests from students outside of the Warrington College of Business.

The Assistant Director supports Professional and Full-Time Orientation and helps staff weekend events in both Gainesville and remotely at our South Florida facility.

Expected Salary:

$57,000 - $61,000 Commensurate with experience.

Pay Range Based on Market:


Lower reference point: $57,000 Midpoint: $59,000 Upper Reference point: $61,000

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and four years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills and be highly organized. Presentation skills are also preferred. Experience working in academic administration and previous collaboration with academic personnel.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA/Buckley Amendment) certification required.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 12 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 26 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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