Associate Dean, Academic Advising (Including Athletics)

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Associate Dean, Academic Advising (Including Athletics)
Vice Provost for Undergrad Education, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 7507
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: K
Requisition ID: 90351

Job Title: Student Services Manager 2

Working Title: Associate Dean of Academic Advising

VPUE Unit: Academic Advising

Job Code: 7507

Job Grade: K

FTE: 100%

Exemption Status: Exempt, continuing

Heralded as a hub of undergraduate innovation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) creates and sustains meaningful interactions between students and faculty both within and outside the classroom. As a collaborative team member of VPUE, you have a unique opportunity to advance and support programs that touch and enhance the lives of every undergraduate student at Stanford.

VPUE is seeking an Associate Dean of Academic Advising who will report to the Dean of Academic Advising and work closely with other Associate Deans to provide strategic leadership, vision and direction for our academic advising program, policies and practices. You will supervise the Lead Undergraduate Advising Director for Student-Athletes, another Lead Undergraduate Advising Director (who manages advisors serving non-athletes), and the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development. You will make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, and manage performance and staffing levels. You will have a secondary reporting line to the Executive Associate Athletics Director.

In this role, you will:
  • Advise undergraduate students, individually or in group-settings, of all class years on all aspects of Stanford academics and enrollment, with particular attention to the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Collaborate and consult with other offices and individuals across campus to resolve difficult student issues, drawing on your professional knowledge of advising practice and academic policy, as well as your broad discretion and judgment.
  • Provide strategic direction for academic advising at Stanford, including forecasting, planning, and managing program budgets.
  • Analyze and measure the effectiveness of programs and tools for the delivery of undergraduate (and co-terminal) academic advising, and make recommendations for improvements to advising services for students of all class years and from all backgrounds.
  • Stay abreast of national trends and best practices in advising, especially those pertaining to student-athletes, and contribute to the development of academic advising pedagogy.
  • Review exceptions to university, program or unit policies and procedures, and settle grievances, as well as explain those policies to students and colleagues, as needed.
  • Manage the direction of internal academic and administrative policy development for Academic Advising. Serve as thought partner to the Dean of Academic Advising on developing programs and policies, and on strategic planning for the unit.
  • Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university, academic and administrative policies within an organization or program. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures. Take a leadership role in developing processes for the improvement of Academic Advising.
  • Lead university- or school-wide initiatives and campaigns; develop long range planning and policy initiatives for Academic Advising.
  • Represent Academic Advising, and the needs of student-athletes in particular, at the Committee on Athletics, Physical Education and Athletics (CAPER), a President-appointed committee, and liaise with both internal and external constituents.
  • Manage relationships between Academic Advising and other student-facing offices at Stanford, such as the Schwab Learning Center, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Haas Center for Public Service and BEAM (career education).

**The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:
  • Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education setting preferred.
  • User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
  • Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing people.
  • Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds

In addition, preferred requirements include:
  • Graduate degree and/or significant experience in higher education
  • Experience with athletics advising and/or administration

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions at Stanford. These include investigative introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one's research agenda. VPUE advocates for undergraduate education in collaboration with faculty, departments and schools across Stanford. All VPUE resources are dedicated to involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with phenomenal opportunities and fully realizing a liberal education at Stanford.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
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*-Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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