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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as necessary.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Graduate Programs Department of Olin Business School. The position is located at the Danforth Campus. Willingness to travel up to 15% of time both domestically and internationally.
The Academic Advising Strategy Director has responsibility for the leadership, implementation, and management of all student affairs and academic advising functions within the Graduate Programs. The Graduate Programs contain approximately 2,000 degree seeking students engaging in study and co-curricular opportunities with the Olin Business School. Student affairs includes all programmatic activities from recruitment, to orientation, co-curricular opportunities such as student organizations and mentoring, as well as leadership development. Academic affairs includes academic advising, maintaining consistent policies and procedures, and tracking students’ degree progress. Three FTEs report directly to this position; this position oversees and manages the work product of 15 FTEs. This position is one of two senior leaders reporting directly to the Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct academic advising processes and procedures for all graduate programs for degree seeking candidates. Effectively communicate expectations and process to a total of three Associate Directors and twelve academic advisors. Academic process includes, but is not limited to, registration, pre-requisite compliance, wait list monitoring, pass/fail and audit review, and incomplete grade compliance. Serve as an academic advisor to an assigned cohort of students.
Work in partnership with the Associate Dean to create strategic objectives, measures of success, and comprehensive programming for student affairs activities such as orientation, global travel programs, student engagement, programming for student development, yield events, and advising student organizations. Ensure that student affairs programming aligns with curriculum initiatives.
Collaborate with Associate Dean in managing the Graduate Programs through regular review of strategic plan goals and ensuring continual progress towards meeting those goals. Act with careful evaluation of existing Graduate Programs programming in order to innovate and adapt curriculum, programming, global and study abroad offerings, and experiential learning opportunities.
Serve as the Deputy Academic Integrity Officer for Graduate Programs. Serve as investigation hearing officer for potential academic integrity matters for Graduate Programs.
Perform other duties as assigned including serving as academic advisor to assigned cohort of students, representing the Graduate Programs campus wide in place of the Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs, including leading the office and having decision making authority for graduate matters in the Associate Dean’s absence.
Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience or master’s degree and three years of experience in higher education setting or related role with progressive responsibilities.
Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field.
Terminal degree in higher education, business, or in a related field.
Extensive experience with advising, mentoring and working with college students.
Demonstrated success in designing leadership opportunities and working with students groups/related organizations.
Extensive track record of program development, initiatives and execution.
Demonstrated success in curriculum development and delivery.
Leadership in school and university wide initiatives.
Commitment to designing and delivering excellent academic and student affairs.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
The hiring range for this position is $62,010 - $83,972 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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