Assistant Director, Center for Advising & Academic Services

Poughkeepsie, New York
Feb 10, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

 Marist College

Assistant Director, Center for Advising & Academic Services

Marist College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, for the Center for Advising & Academic Services. Reporting to the Director of the Center for Advising and Academic Services, the Assistant Director provides administrative support and coordination for student advising services, and helps to execute policies and programs that enforce the academic standards at Marist College.

The role of the Assistant Director in the Center for Advising & Academic Services (CAAS) is critical in the retention and academic development of students. They serve as the point of contact for students on high risk academic probation, and assist with undergraduate academic review, and withdrawals from the College. Additionally, they coordinate advisor assignments, and assist in academic exceptions and in maintaining the department social media presence.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.

Experience with Banner processing, and Microsoft Word suite, including Outlook required.

3 to 5 years experience in academic advising, academic support services, or related field required.

Strong interpersonal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work independently, and professionally required.

Demonstrated skill utilizing social media and other technologies required.

Essential Functions:

  • Advise students on academic probation, including academically reinstated students, and those brought about through the Office’s early alert system and/or referred by faculty and staff
  • Utilize the Banner system to coordinate and track advisor assignments for all undergraduate students
  • Assist with the College's academic review process, and in approving academic exceptions and/or deadlines
  • Organize and implement academic skill development workshops for students, faculty, and staff
  • Research and manage departmental best practices within social media, web and print information
  • Assist in conducting exit interviews for official withdrawals and leave of absences for the College
  • Assist in day-to-day department operations in the absence of Director
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

About the Department and School

The Center for Advising & Academic Services (CAAS) mission fosters student success via programs, services, resources, and referrals designed to help students develop skills that empower their educational, career, and life goals. CAAS recognizes excellence and supports learning and improvement, while upholding the academic standards of the College.

As part of Marist's commitment to providing the best possible educational experience, the mission of advising at the College is to provide the resources and teach skills necessary for students to develop and achieve their academic plan and career goals while providing a mentoring role by faculty and administrative advisors.

About Marist

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs.  To learn more, please visit 


To learn more or to apply, please visit Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.