Job Positions

Academic Advising Director

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Student Success and Retention


Westminster College (Utah)

Date Posted:

Apr 1 2021 12:56PM

Close Date:

Apr 22 2021

Position Description

Oversees the delivery of and acts as an academic advisor to undergraduate students at Westminster College, including direct supervision of staff advisors.


Provide individualized and group advising to students assigned to them and on an ad hoc basis. This includes assessing individual situations and circumstances, many complex in nature, and creating, implementing and monitoring recommendations, partnering with internal/external organizations and resources that meet student needs. Participate in local and national conversations on advising, retention, and student success through conference attendance and local, regional, and national networks. Serve as team lead for advising Supervise staff advisors/assistant directors in the Student Success and Retention area. Coordinate training and provide support for faculty and staff advisors. Collaborate with faculty, academic departments, and other university offices to to ensure consistent, responsive and timely delivery of high quality and coordinated services to all constituencies. Coordinate the move to a case management software system, should such software be acquired, growing staff and faculty “buy in” and participation and working closely with departments, such as Information Services, Registrar, and Institutional Research to implement and assess this work. Plan and implement improvements to functional operations to better meet organizational needs & objectives. Promote an Inclusive Westminster through demonstration of the commitments included in the Westminster College Diversity Statement. Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion both individually and as related to my field of work, profession or discipline.

Application Process

Submit a resume and cover letter on the site:

Institution Information

Westminster is a private, non-profit, accredited, and comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of guiding its graduates to a life with purpose, Westminster provides life-changing learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty focus on teaching, learning and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster's urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

Additional Information

Westminster seeks excellence through diversity among our administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

Contact Information

Christie Fox, PhD Director of Student Success and Retention
(385) 645-3506


Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in related field At least 4-5 years of experience in advising or a related area in a college or university Proven record of success in working with diverse student populations and at-risk students Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment Excellent oral, written communication skills, and organizational skills Proven record of success working collaboratively with staff and colleagues Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of best practices in undergraduate student retention and familiarity with issues related to student academic progress and transition issues Ability to work with database systems and communication software