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Staff Assistant Position
Center for Leadership & Service
University of Albany
(Position posted on 8/29/16)
The Division of Student Affairs at the University at Albany is creating a Center for Leadership & Service and is now searching to fill a Staff Assistant position. Please see the following job description with information about how to apply:
The closing date for applications is September 27, 2016.
Program Manager II Student Support Specialist
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Department of Leadership and Cultural Programs
(Position posted on 8/9/16)
Missouri University of Science and Technology's Department of Leadership and
Cultural Programs is seeking a self-directed team member to serve as Program
Manager II Student Support Specialist. The person in this mid-level
leadership position will play an integral role in launching a new non-credit
leadership certificate program. They will supervise a team of talented peer
mentors and assist in promoting cultural competence and an inclusive campus
community. Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Higher Education,
Counseling, or related area or an equivalent combination of education and
experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities is required. At
least three years’ experience post baccalaureate in higher education
administration is required. Preferred Qualifications: A Master's Degree in
Higher Education, Counseling, or related area or an equivalent combination
of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities is
required. At least three years’ experience focused on developing
opportunities and workshops that promote college student personal and
professional development. A complete job description can be found online and
applications can be submitted at Review
of applications will begin immediately. This position will open until
filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Jerri Arnold-Cook, Director
Leadership and Cultural Programs at

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse
faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all
employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their
race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or
protected veteran status.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its
employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or
other aspects of its educational programs or activities.  Further, this
policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex
discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances
occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively
affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title
IX Coordinator.
Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising
University of Washington (Seattle campus)
(Position posted on 8/2/16)
We are excited to be searching for new leadership in Undergraduate Academic Affairs on the University of Washington Seattle campus. We have one position open, the Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising - Req: 135755. The priority application deadline is August 25, 2016.
Visit for a detailed job description.
Director of Academic Advising and Student Success
Manchester University
(Position posted on 8/2/16)
We are currently accepting applications for director of academic advising and student success. If you know anyone interested in working with an awesome team at an even more awesome university please share.

Position: Director of Academic Advising and Student Success
Department: Student Success Center: Advising
Campus: North Manchester 
Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Dean for Student Success the Director of Academic Advising and Student Success provides vision and oversight for all academic advising processes and practices at the University, including but not limited to, development and execution of a holistic advising model, faculty and staff training, student advising at orientation, and evaluation of advising processes. The successful candidate in this position will be responsible for working directly with special populations of students such as first year students, transfer students, undecided students with undeclared majors, at-risk, and academic probationary students; and participate in several aspects of the early alert/ warning referral system campus wide.
Essential Job Functions: Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for planning, directing and evaluating a comprehensive academic advisement program in coordination with academic deans, program chairs, faculty advisors, athletics, student experience, student success, first year experience, institutional research, Registrar, Student Financial Services, and all other relevant departments. 
  • Responsible for development, implementation and assessment of academic advising goals in conjunction with Dean of Student Success
  • Compile and present reports, proposals and recommendations related to advising
  • Design and implement effective and ongoing training programs for faculty advisors to ensure outstanding and consistent academic advising services to students 
  • Provides updated information regarding students’ academic performance throughout the semester to academic advisors, coaches, and Academic Support Services
  • Serve as an academic advisor/success coach to specific at-risk student groups, undeclared and transfer students 
  • Assist students in selecting and declaring an academic major. 
  • Teach and empower student to keep their class schedule in line with their graduation requirements 
  • Develop advising system to monitor the academic progress of undeclared students, transfers, and at-risk students using existing and new technology databases. 
  • Assist Registrar with assigning students to faculty advisors once major is declared. 
  • Coordinate with Success Net team, relevant departments and advisors to the use and evaluate early alert interventions and processes.
  • Work collaboratively with Director of Academic Support and Director of Career and Professional Development to ensure appropriate programs and services are provided to undeclared and at-risk student groups. 
  • Serve as liaison to the Academic Standards Committee and coordinate all necessary student outreach in compliance with academic standards policy 
  • Work collaboratively with Director of Orientation to develop a college-wide pre-registration process using faculty and staff resources.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate athletics liaison program to enhance advising and academic support for student athletes.
  • Plan and execute peer academic success coaching program 
  • Employ, supervise, and instruct the peer academic success coach team 
  • Coordinates the Exit Interview & Withdrawal processes, and gathers retention-related data
  • Interpret academic policies and procedures to students, faculty, staff, and other interested parties. Receives requests from students seeking exceptions to policies.
  • Ability to understand and act within Manchester policies and academic standards as well as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
  • Follow professional standards (presently NACADA and Council for the Advancement of Standards) for academic advising and for establishing best practices. 

 Secondary Job Functions

  • Attend Student Success Center, All Staff, and Retention Committee meetings.
  • Serve on designated committees that are designed to support the needs of students related to academic advising 
  • Maintain professional memberships as appropriate.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Success.


  • A minimum of Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree with commensurate experience required
  • Experience in higher education or position involving academic advising or counseling 
  • Strong student-focused outlook
  • High degree of computer proficiency required, including academic advising software, software for word processing, email capabilities, access Datatel for student information, calculator to calculate GPA and GPA in the major, telephone, copier/fax and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Must be highly proficient in written communication for document composition and proofreading purposes and possess polished oral communication skills and telephone etiquette.
  • Professional appearance and the ability to interact effectively with persons at all organizational levels are essential. 
  • Must be highly self-directed, well organized, detail oriented, and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Must possess the ability to multitask and coordinate multiple office activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.  
  • Confidentiality is a must.
  • Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment.
  • Must be able to flex work schedule to meet occasional seasonal demands of workload. 
  • The abilities to lift approximately 20 lbs.; hear and speak clearly; sit for up to 8 hours per day; and keyboard for extended periods are all essential qualifications for this position.

Work Schedule: This is a full time exempt position. Forty (40) hours per week (8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. M-F) will be the general rule.  However, depending on the project cycles and workflow demands of the department, additional hours or workday schedule changes may be required occasionally.
What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
To Apply:  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:
Preferred method of application:
E-mail questions to
Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

Associate Director (working title: Co-director), Student Mentoring Programs
Florida Atlantic University
(Position posted on 8/2/16)
Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce the posting of the Associate Director (working title: Co-director), Student Mentoring Programs as part of our comprehensive mentoring project designed to provide structured and intentional mentoring support to targeted populations of incoming first-year and transfer students as well as support existing mentoring initiatives across FAU. This is a 12 month a year, professional staff position with full benefits.
As a collaborative program through the divisions of Academic and Student Affairs, the Co-director will co-report to the Assistant Dean for Retention and Academic Support and the Assistant Dean for LEAD & Service-Learning. The co-directors will oversee the Project and be responsible for recruiting mentees and mentors (faculty, staff and peer) to join mentoring programs geared towards student development and success.
Through collaboration the co-directors will:
·         Manage the "Connections" Mentoring Program, targeting "at-risk" students. This program will provide intensive and structured mentoring experiences by a combination of University faculty/staff, trained peer mentors, and Mentoring Project staff.
·         Provide oversight and support of student mentees
·         Support the coordination of the FAU Mentoring Council to provide an opportunity for leaders of the myriad mentoring experiences offered across campus to build partnerships and share resources.
·         Support development of processes to identify, recruit and train potential peer and faculty/staff mentors as well as the graduate assistants and program assistant for the Mentoring Project.
·         Work as a hands-on mentor to a small caseload of mentees.
·         Keep current on all aspects of existing mentoring programs to be able to identify gaps and opportunities, as well as keep current on best practices in mentoring withinhigher education and how those best practices may be implemented at FAU.
·         Collect, analyze, and disseminate data regarding outcomes for both students who are mentored as well as outcomes for mentors and report these to internal and external constituencies as appropriate.
A Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four (4) years of appropriate experience required. Experience in advising, mentoring, academic coaching, working with at-risk college students, and/or program development is strongly preferred. Experience working with and a demonstrated sensitivity to understanding the needs and concerns of a diverse student population preferred. Demonstrated ability to form partnerships and effectively build and lead teams is essential for success in this position. Demonstrated ability to develop interpersonal and organizational relationships. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and assess programs preferred. Strong presentation skills, excellent verbal and written communication required. Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast paced environment, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to pay special attention to detail required.  
To apply for the position, please visithttp://jobs.fau.eduand search for position 990706 or go directly to DEADLINE is August 11 with an anticipated start date in September.
Questions, contact Jennifer Bebergal ( or Katie Burke (
FYE Program Coordinator
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(Position posted on 8/1/16)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is currently recruiting for a First-Year Experience (FYE) Program Coordinator position. This position will be housed in the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) in the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) and will be primarily responsible for working with first-year experience initiatives. UMBC is a mid-sized, public Honors University located just outside of Baltimore, MD and a short distance from Washington, DC.
Please click here to access the position description and job posting for more details. For best consideration, apply by Friday, August 19th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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