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Academic Specialist/Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director for Academic Advising

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Indiana University, Bloomington


Indiana University Bloomington

Date Posted:

Aug 16 2021 3:51PM

Close Date:

Oct 15 2021

Position Description

Job Summary: The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Indiana University Bloomington seeks applicants for an Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director, Academic Advising. This is a 12-month position. The assistant vice provost for OVPUE and executive director, academic advising serves a central role in leading academic advising and student success initiatives across the Bloomington campus. The campus has a distributed advising structure, with each academic unit responsible for setting direction for advising within their unit. The AVP fosters communication and collaboration across the advising community, partners with the advising leadership in all units to achieve common goals and promotes collaboration with student support units to improve the undergraduate experience. The AVP has direct responsibility for University Division, which is the academic home of more than 8,000 new and continuing students on the campus. The person in this position will be a thought leader and will provide leadership and strategic oversight; coordinate, supervise, and direct the day-to-day operations of University Division and Students in Transition (SIT); and serve as a liaison to academic advising offices across campus on behalf of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OVPUE).


Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide strategic vision and leadership for University Division and SIT
• Plan and monitor the budget (approximately $2.5 million in FY 2021-22)
• Incorporate technology to better deliver academic advising services and promote student academic success and retention
• Represent OVPUE to the campus community and externally
• Provide leadership and oversight for the development, coordination, and evaluation of undergraduate exploratory student services
• Develop and implement programs to assess advising quality and success with a focus on student learning outcomes
• Oversee the evaluation and assessment of individual advisor duties and performance
• Oversee the hiring of new advisors and support staff
• Oversee training and education for university division and SIT advisors
• Promote and coordinate training and education opportunities for the campus advising community
• Partner with and promote professional development for advisors and the general campus advising community
• Communicate effectively within OVPUE, the campus community, and externally
• Lead collaborative efforts with campus partners to enhance the scope of academic advising
• Lead collaborative efforts to improve student success for our diverse populations

Application Process

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: For best consideration apply by September 9, 2021. Position will remain open until filled. Start date is targeted for January 3, 2022.

Institution Information

For more general information about University Division visit including the mission statement at
To learn more about the Center for Students in Transition (SIT) including the mission statement visit
OVPUE has a commitment to serve a diverse student population providing students with advisors with whom they can relate by sexual orientation, race and ethnicity.

Additional Information

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Contact Information

Anita Harden
Human Resources Manager
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education


Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree with eight or more years of supervisory/management experience in college administration, particularly undergraduate academic advising
• Experience in the development, management, and evaluation of undergraduate academic advising programs and services
• Self-starter with the ability to motivate and persuade others
• Management and leadership skills with demonstrated experience managing and leading individuals and teams
• Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills
• Familiarity with NACADA advising philosophy, suggested procedures, and recommended practices
• Experience working with students, parents, faculty, and administrators
• Participate in University committees and events

Preferred Qualifications