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Assistant Director, Center for Advising & Academic Services

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, New York

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Center for Advising & Academic Services

Job Summary:

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.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

To Apply:

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 College:        

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

Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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