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Executive Director of Academic Success and Advising

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
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The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is a top 10 public research university with nearly 44,000 students (17,000 undergraduate) who study in person at the main campus in Atlanta, at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in France, at Georgia Tech-Shenzhen in China, as well as through distance and online learning. Students represent 50 states and 149 countries. Tech's engineering and computing Colleges are the largest and among the highest-ranked in the nation. The Institute also offers outstanding business, design, liberal arts, and sciences programs. With more than $1 billion annually in research awards across all six Colleges and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Georgia Tech is among the nation's most research-intensive universities. It is an engine of economic development for the state of Georgia, the Southeast, and the nation. Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. Its mission and strategic plan are focused on making a positive impact in the lives of people everywhere.

Georgia Tech seeks an experienced, innovative, and student-centered executive director of academic success and advising (ED-ASA). The position reports directly to the vice provost for undergraduate education (VPUE); serves as a member of the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) senior leadership team, and will be charged with establishing a comprehensive vision for academic success that aligns with Georgia Tech's new strategic plan, aligns with University System of Georgia (USG) initiatives, and supports institutional goals for retention and completion. The position provides strategic leadership for programs, services, and operations that impact academic success, including undergraduate advising; academic coaching and transition; tutoring and academic support; student success workshops and outreach; "at risk" and "off course" student interventions and courses; pre-health and pre-professional advising; prestigious fellowships advising; first-generation and limited income student programs; and related areas. The ED-ASA will play a critical role in ensuring that all students are supported academically throughout their undergraduate experience, from orientation to graduation.

The successful candidate will possess a doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited college or university and have a minimum of seven years of professional faculty or administrative experience in higher education, including at least three years of leadership experience with oversight of a center, unit, department, or team within student success, academic advising, or related area in a college/university setting. The position requires: experience supervising professional staff; demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with academic advisors, faculty, staff, administrators, and others; experience using enterprise-level student success platforms to support student success, academic support, and advising, such as EAB, Salesforce, Civitas; experience using evidence-based research to develop and assess programs; understanding and knowledge of current literature and best practices in advising, student success, persistence, and retention; strong analytical skills with the ability to effectively use data to inform practice; excellent interpersonal skills and evidence of creating strong partnerships and collaborations. 

The review of applications will begin on November 4, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 2023. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at [email protected]. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email [email protected].


Visit the Georgia Tech website at

Office of Undergraduate Education website at

Units reporting to ED-ASA:

Undergraduate Advising and Transition

Tutoring and Academic Support

Pre-Graduate & Pre-Professional Advising

First Generation/Limited Income Student Initiatives

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Understanding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. At Georgia Tech, we see diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as essential to learning, discovery, and creation. Fostering an environment that reflects these values for every campus member requires, first and foremost, applying these values in all that we do. When applied, these principles create the behavioral expectations for a community and culture where we lead with our common humanity, embrace our differences and our multiple perspectives, care for one another's psychological integrity, regularly practice behaviors that connect us with one another, act as trustworthy stewards in our actions, and show up as forward-thinking students, faculty, and staff.

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