The College of Agriculture is seeking a Director of Advising. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Director of Advising position in the Academic Programs Office provides strategic leadership and support to the Academic Advising processes, programs, and policies of the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS). This position provides consultation and expertise to the Associate Dean of Academics on matters relating to academic advising and student success, developing and implementing data driven decisions regarding policies, procedures, systems and programs. This position serves as a resource to CAS Department Advisors on University academic policies, procedures and change initiatives. In addition, this position provides support to the Associate Dean of Academics on matters related to curriculum assessment and development and student academic misconduct in the CAS.
The Director of Advising position is dedicated to providing an environment that enables students to effectively engage in their academic and intellectual work as well as develop cultural competencies, social and global awareness in order to be informed, involved and engaged citizens. This position assists students in the resolution of problems and concerns, provides information about and referral to campus resources, and develops structures that promote initiatives that address students' needs and interests. The person in this position serves as a resource for parents, families, faculty, and staff in supporting student success from the first year through graduation.
As a member of the Academic Programs Office, the Director of Advising collaborates with other colleagues in event preparation, student recruitment, recognition, and assessment successes of the College.
Typically requires Bachelors Degree in field relevant to work assigned. Experience advising students on degree completion requirement and academic standards.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited 4-year university in an agricultural or natural resource field, college student services, or related discipline.
At least three years full time professional experience with academic advising at the college level and working in a higher education setting.
A record of working effectively with underrepresented/ underserved students (i.e. veterans, 1st year college students, 1st generation college students, diverse ethnic backgrounds).
A record of mentoring, training, or coordinating professional staff.
Demonstrated proficiency in computerized office applications including Microsoft Office, student information systems, end user reporting programs and degree clearance programs.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to continued efforts towards promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Available for limited travel and to work some evenings and weekends.
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