Closing Date/Time: Continuous Department: Strategic Enrollment Management | DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
The Department of Academic Enrichment at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Director of Academic Advisement (Job# 24900-18-207). This position is a full-time, 12-month, non-teaching, tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank. The Director of Academic Advisement reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Success. The incumbent is responsible for integrating key strategies that support student retention into the daily practices of the Academic Advising team. These retention strategies support the institutional Strategic Enrollment Management Plan and support the goal of increasing overall student retention on the BU campus.
This experienced team leader will advance the use of data and software relevant to student academic success and join other campus constituents in promoting the use of data and software to support the student advising process. The director is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive advisement and retention program for undeclared, underprepared, and transfer students in collaboration with academic deans, department chairpersons, faculty advisors, admissions, the registrar, financial aid, and other administrative directors. The director will provide research-based leadership and scholarship in the areas of academic advisement and retention, as well as administrative direction for the office staff and professional advisors. Examples of Duties:
Create and administer a coordinated and integrated system of academic advisement
Assure that students receive appropriate academic advising, which should include (but is not limited to) academic plans, career aspirations, financial aid, general education requirements, selection of major and involvement in Professional U
Supervise, evaluate, and provide opportunities for development of Academic Advising staff and services
Provide leadership, develop departmental vision and direction, manage overall planning, and supervise all Academic Advising services and activities
Maintain liaisons and collaboration between Academic Advising and academic departments, libraries, administrative departments, student organizations, students, faculty, and the university community at large
Coordinate advising sessions during student orientation to incoming undeclared freshmen and non-degree students
Create and maintain intrusive advising model for at-promise student populations, as defined by the university administration
Develop and provide seminars and workshops on academic advising best practices and instructional strategies for new and continuing faculty
Work closely within the Strategic Enrollment Management Division, including Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar's Office, to promote and improve retention of all students, but with special attention to undeclared students, those on academic probation, and students reinstated after dismissal
Work closely with the Offices of Planning and Assessment and Institutional Research to identify and gather data that supports the retention needs of the Student Success Center
Provide information for marketing materials (which may include social media presence) to keep the university and community informed of current advising policies, procedures and events
Manage the financial resources assigned to the Academic Advisement Center
Identify metrics and data points to inform practice and to develop both short- and long-range goals and objectives
Collaborate with the Office of Planning and Assessment to develop both short and long term goals and objectives to influence student retention
Ensure the evaluation of all Academic Advising services and on-going focus on high-impact practices and student engagement
Utilize technology that can help enhance the student advising experience
Ensure that advisors have training and professional development opportunities to stay current and relevant in the field
Ensure staffing at events as required
Serve as a resource for faculty advisors as requested
Participate in department, college and university committees
Qualifying Experience / Education: Required:
ABD in student affairs, education, counseling, psychology, developmental education, or related field; candidates with ABD must earn doctorate by tenure decision
Minimum of three years' of professional work experience at the higher education level
Professional administrative or supervisory experience that include team leadership, or delegation of assigned duties.
Experience in advising students in areas that may include career aspirations, financial aid, general education requirements, or other relevant areas
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated effective interpersonal and leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and others within the university setting
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
Earned doctorate in student affairs, education, counseling, psychology, developmental education or related field
Evidence of experience working with data and software relevant to academic advising
Evidence of building relationships with university or external constituencies
Experience in intrusive advising
Demonstrated commitment to at-promise, underprepared, underrepresented, transfer or undeclared students
Published and/or presented scholarship in academic advisement and retention
Demonstrated experience managing in a collective bargaining agreement environment
Supplemental Information: A complete application includes a cover letter addressing the requirements and preferences for the position, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and list of references. Submit application materials online at . For full consideration, applications must be received by March 29, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Chair, Dr. S. Gilman, .
Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process as judged by the department faculty.
Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer. Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.