Director of Academic Advising/DSS Lead
Company: Ivy Tech
Posted on: April 4, 2021
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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Kokomo, IN
General Description of Position: Provide leadership for advising
efforts across the service area in collaboration with academic
departments, faculty advisors in Academic Affairs, and academic and
student support units. The director will be primarily responsible
for the management and operation of the centralized Academic
Advising Center as part of a team of professionals. The director
will provide direction and advocacy for academic advising
strategies related to student success and will help foster
cross-campus communication and collaboration for academic advising.
The director will facilitate assessment to maximize the quality of
advising according to the college's shared advising model. The
Director of Advising will also oversee the process of administering
support services for students with disabilities, which may include
assessment, using documentation to formulate a plan for reasonable
accommodations, and researching and purchasing assistive equipment.
- Provide vision, leadership and oversight for the Academic
Advising Center and its intervention programs, advisor training,
student tracking and monitoring, and assessment of advising
activities within the region.
- Lead development of innovative strategies utilizing new
technologies to provide the highest level of student contact and
service to contribute to the college's student success goals.
- Manage the Academic Advising Center's budget, allocate
personnel and fiscal resources, and conduct annual performance
reviews of personnel.
- Oversee development and delivery of regional training programs
for professional advisors, faculty advisors, and/or peer
- Develop and oversee standardized data reporting and
administration of regional assessment strategies that address
evaluation of practices and programs.
- Demonstrate strong commitment to student development and
success through advocacy, positive attitude, adaptability,
approachability, problem solving, and support.
- Demonstrate developmental academic advising that assists
students in clarifying personal and academic career goals through
the use of appropriate student development, human development, and
student learning theories.
- Assist students in interpreting and understanding placement
scores, program curricula, and pre-requisites, etc.
- Assist students in gaining a basic understanding of the
College's registration process and processes that need to be
completed prior to the beginning of each semester.
- Maintain current knowledge of the institution's academic
programs, curriculum, practices and academic and student
- Coordinate with other Student Affairs and Academic Affairs
areas to ensure accuracy of advising materials distributed to
students, faculty, and staff
- Possess a working knowledge of the various types of student
financial assistance programs.
- Manage academic advising caseloads throughout the service area
in a manner that promotes retention, persistence, and student
success through proactive interactions and interventions.
- Assist students and support academic advising team in the
development of Academic Completion Plans for all program-seeking
- Utilize a communication plan to engage the college community in
the academic advising process
- Oversee the process of initial assessment for students with
disabilities who are requesting accommodations and evaluate the
- Oversee the process of interviewing, supervising, and arranging
compensation for necessary support personnel, such as sign language
interpreters, advisors, note takers, and tutors.
- Ensure adherence to College policies and procedures and
maintain compliance with federal and state regulations. Coordinate
with Vocational Rehabilitation and other related agencies.
- Maintain academic advising and other student records in
compliance with College and the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with students,
faculty, and staff.
- Engage in behaviors that create an inclusive environment in
which all people are valued, supported, and respected.
- Actively participate in professional development opportunities
and professional organizations, as well as college-wide committees,
- Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment
that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by
our students and employees and which every individual feels
respected and valued.
- This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties
logically associated with this position may be assigned. All
responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable
regulatory requirements, and professional standards.Supervision
Received: Service Area Vice Chancellor for Student
SuccessSupervision Given: Academic Advising Center staff, work
study students, interns, DSS support staff Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education,
counseling psychology, or related discipline is required.Minimum of
four years of experience in academic advising, admissions, career
counseling or related higher education area is required.
Demonstrated record of leadership and administrative abilities with
at least 3 years of progressively responsible management or
supervisory experience. Preference will be given to candidates with
expertise in fostering student success, in building
cross-disciplinary relationships in academic advising, and in use
of educational software to advance student success. Experience
working with and being committed to diverse communication is
required. Excellent communication and time management skills, as
well as the ability to demonstrate initiative and working in a team
environment is required. Working knowledge of word processing,
spreadsheet, email, and database applications including student
records management systems and online social media tools.
Administrative and organizational skills along with strong customer
service attributes are necessary. Community College experience or
credential preferred. Preferred Qualifications: Community College
experience or credential preferred. Other Requirements: Work Hours:
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Applicants: Advertised: 22 Mar 2021 US Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 25 Apr 2021 US Eastern Daylight TimeBack to
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