The Director, Academic Advising provides leadership and has supervisory responsibility for the administration and the overall operation of the academic advising program.
The Director reports to the Dean, Student Engagement & Completion and has the following responsibilities:
Provides leadership in developing and maintaining a learner-centered, case management and culturally responsive advising system for new and continuing students that integrate advising throughout the students’ entire college experience.
Ensures students’ progression toward their educational goal is monitored and that advising staff utilizes various strategies/tools to address academic persistence, engagement and completion.
Works collaboratively with faculty, instructional administrators and other student services to ensure success of the college’s proactive, guided pathways advising model and the delivery of advising to students.
Oversees the development, deployment and assessment of a comprehensive new student orientation program.
Recommends personnel for hire and supervises academic advisors and other advising support staff. Provides evaluations and performance feedback accordingly and in a timely manner.
Utilizes student success data and student development research to inform decisions regarding student learning and advising program outcomes, including assessing outcomes toward continuous improvement.
Stays abreast of emerging and current research, advising technology and success strategies to provide intentional advising interactions between students and the advisement center staff.
Assists students with educational, career, personal and social development. Advocates for the advising needs of students that contribute to their successful enrollment, engagement and completion of their educational goal.
Assists with advising current and prospective students on the college’s offerings, academic pathways, prerequisites, programs, procedures and services.
Works with appropriate individuals and various departments to maintain accurate, current academic and instructional program information.
Develops and maintains professional relationships with external partners to create a seamless, integrated and comprehensive advising system
Oversees the development and management of the advisement center budget
Participates in professional development appropriate to the functions of the position and professional interests. Promotes and engages staff in relevant professional development activities
Participates in college-wide decision-making and as a member of the student affairs leadership team to help coordinate services and operations within the division and throughout the campus
Supports the mission, vision, and values of the College and attends College events and meetings
Performs other duties appropriate to the title and as assigned that support the mission of the College
ADA requirements for this position include critical thinking skills with the ability to process information and exercise good judgment; ease of mobility within the work environment and other areas of campus and College locations; travel between campus locations may be required; and effective use of all forms of communication including use of computers.
The following items MUST be addressed in the cover letter, or your application will not be considered (a resume is NOT a cover letter):
A minimum of 3 years of progressive leadership experience in academic advising
At least 3 years of supervisory experience in student affairs and leading a functional area within a higher education setting
Demonstrated ability to lead a team of higher education professionals and to build positive working relationships within a campus community and with external partners.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and work with diverse student and employee populations.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, student development, counseling or related field from a regionally accredited institution with three years of supervisory experience in student affairs OR a Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, sociology or related field with five years of supervisory experience in student affairs
Three years of progressive leadership experience in academic advising
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations in an equitable manner.
Experience in a community college setting
Experience integrating the principles of face-to-face, e-advising, individual and group advising experiences into a comprehensive advising program
Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and assess data related to student learning outcomes and program effectiveness
Demonstrated knowledge of departmental budget development and management
Experience with using career inventories, student interest and motivation assessments or other educational planning tools to inform and enhance the advising process
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Davidson County Community College
Davidson County Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. DCCC serves Davidson/Davie and adjoining counties with the main campus located on the border of Lexington and Thomasville, and the Davie campus located in Mocksville. We also have three satellite education centers in the area for students who find it convenient to study in a smaller environment. Davidson County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. (See Davidson County Community College website – www.davidsonccc.edu – Street Address: 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360-7385 – Post Office Address: P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293-1287)Davidson County Community College’s mission is to develop minds, inspire imaginations, and prepare students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment.