Assistant Director for OAP (Online Accelerated Programs) Academic Advising
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Internal Number: 25764
Department: CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500
Brief Summary of Work for this position:
The Assistant Director for OAP (Online Accelerated Programs) Academic Advising in the SSC within the CHHS at UNCW is part of a collaborative SSC Leadership Team that promotes student success across the student experience. Reporting to Assistant Dean for Student Success, the Assistant Director for OAP Academic Advising serves as the primary leader for academic advising efforts throughout the Student Success Center. Through management of a professional advising staff and leadership support to faculty advisors, the Assistant Director for OAP Academic Advising ensures that students receive high quality academic advising that leads to student successfully achieving their academic goals. Moreover, the Assistant Director for OAP Academic Advising collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Student Success, the Assistant Director for Academic Advising, and the Student Success Coordinator to ensure that the comprehensive programming throughout the Center is well executed and supported in alignment with the College strategic plan.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's Degree required in higher education or related area OR hold a Master's degree with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience in a university/college setting with 2 years of academic advising experience or managing an academic advising office.
A minimum of 5 years of related work experience in a university/college setting with 3 years of supervision experience of full-time employees within a university setting of student/academic affairs.
Previous supervision in a college environment.
Possess strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills as well as, demonstrated professionalism in effective judgment and professional integrity
Ability to manage time effectively in a busy environment
Demonstrate a commitment to and execution of customer service
Experience with and a passion for working with and advising students from diverse backgrounds in both face-to-face and distance education (e.g., online) environments
Ability to utilize and learn various advising and software applications, learning platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, and technology-based advising delivery systems
Knowledge of best practices and theoretical foundations in the field of adult learning, student development, supplemental instruction, advising, and student services, as well as, all relevant federal, state, and local laws, university regulations, and programs/policies required for compliance.
Experience of effectively working in a matrix organization
Experience working with students in health and human services
Ability to lead and drive change
Experience in supervising a large team in a collegiate environment
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple deadlines and projects in the midst of changing priorities
Ability to build effective teams to meet necessary outcomes
Ability to demonstrate successful outcomes through measures such as academic progress, persistence, retention, and completion
Experience with planning and coordinating student support services and programs
A proven track record for effective advising, coaching, and communication skills within a diverse student population
Required Certifications or Licensure:
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Student Success Center (SSC) in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) works to develop and provide programs and services for students, staff, and faculty that foster excellence in the student experience and position students for success as they continue in their chosen career paths. The Center houses caring individuals who are passionate about and dedicated to helping students identify and achieve their educational and career goals.
The Student Success Center works collaboratively with other units across campus (e.g., the Career Center, University College, etc.) to 1. Provide academic advising 2. Support program recruitment and admissions 3. Provide major, career, and graduate school guidance 4. Support student assessment, monitoring, and reporting 5. Develop other services and programs that will foster student success and alumni engagement.
About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.