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82368/Executive Director, Academic Advising

Categories: Pacific Region 9




UC Davis

Date Posted:

Sep 4 2019 10:00PM

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Position Description

UC Davis Executive Director, Academic Advising
Salary: $5,683.33-$8,541.67/MO, commensurate with experience
Final Filing Date 09-23-2019
The Executive Director for Academic Advising (ED-AA) relies on strong relationship building skills and broad community engagement to enhance the student experience for all undergraduates at UC Davis through activated expertise, campus-wide collaboration, and philosophical leadership. The ED-AA works with executive leadership and campuswide stakeholder groups to identify areas for improvement in academic advising; and proposes evidence-based practices and solutions to work toward integrative, consistent, high-quality academic advising for all undergraduates at UC Davis. Responsible for leading a team, the ED-AA determines and guides work on projects, programs, and initiatives to continue the advancement of academic advising in service to the student population. The ED-AA also is responsible for positioning UC Davis as a recognized leader in academic advising across high-level and comparator research universities nationally and internationally.


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Institution Information

The University of California, Davis, is a public research university and land-grant university adjacent to Davis, California. It is part of the University of California system and has the third-largest enrollment in the system after UCLA and UC Berkeley.

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Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree in higher education administration, counseling, social sciences, or related field or an equivalent combination or education and experience.
• Minimum of 5 years of direct experience managing a campus-wide or college-level advising unit.
• Experience working with general curricular elements and structures (e.g., courses, units, prerequisites, majors and minors, academic policies).
• Experience defining academic advising learning outcomes and associated syllabi and experience with assessment of academic advising and/or educational student learning outcomes.
• Experience working with culturally diverse communities in an academic environment and recognizing the pressures encountered by students at a major research university, to promote and model fairness, respect, inclusiveness, empathy, integrity, and ethical conduct, consistent with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies.
• Demonstrated experience applying competencies and concepts in an advising environment including issues impacting first-generation, international and out-of-state students - including students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Experience conducting group and public presentations.
• Documented experience using analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and research patterns of student academic needs and to develop strategies and programs to successfully meet those needs.
• Knowledge of statewide, national, and international college and university advising programs.
• Knowledge of college-student development and adult-learning research and theories.
• Knowledge of policies and laws regarding privacy of information.
• Experience using interpersonal, communication and effective listening skills to interact positively and cooperatively with students, parents, faculty, administrators, staff, and the general public in a higher education setting.
• Writing, editing and proofreading skills to compose correspondence, prepare clear and concise summaries, and construct complex, high-level proposals and summary reports.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in higher education administration, educational leadership, counseling, social sciences, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience conducting research on academic advising to correctly employ and/or interpret such measures in the course of planning for or assessing advising practices and services.
• Experience analyzing published research in academic advising and proposing grounded, practical recommendations for advising practice based on that research.
• Leadership and decision-making skills to facilitate student-centered actions in the midst of a distributed stakeholder environment.
• Political acumen and knowledge of protocol and decorum in representing the university in interactions with multiple diverse constituencies.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience supervising professional staff, conducting training, evaluations, and managing large-scale operations.
• Ability to interpret and apply complex rules and regulations governing undergraduate education in and research universities, generally.
• Experience working with and guiding large-scale advising technology implementations.