Job Positions

Assistant Director, Arts and Sciences Advising

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Advising Service, College of Arts and Sciences


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted:

Jul 1 2021 10:07AM

Close Date:

Sept 1 2021

Position Description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is looking for a vibrant, dynamic individual interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success. The mission of Arts and Sciences Advising Services is to guide our diverse undergraduate population in developing and implementing sound educational plans that are consistent with their values and their academic and career goals. Our purpose is to encourage students to become self-directed learners and decision-makers. Finally, our efforts support the University of Tennessee’s broader mission, specifically by encouraging student persistence towards graduation. This is an exempt, 12-month, full time, non-tenure track staff position that provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s Advising 2020 strategic plan that integrates academic and career advising with self-exploration, leadership, and experience learning. The Assistant Director of Arts and Sciences Advising will be responsible for the development and coordination of three strategic initiatives within the College of Arts and Sciences. This position will be responsible for recruitment initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). In order to meet the College's enrollment goals, the Assistant Director will work with the CAS deans and department heads to develop recruitment plans for targeted populations as well as academic majors. In addition, the person in this position will manage the CAS Ambassadors program which includes hiring, training, and supervising the student ambassadors. The Assistant Director will serve as the operational coordinator of the new online Interdisciplinary Studies program, collaborating with Associate Deans and CAS faculty as well as staff in Enrollment Management and Student Success. With the creation of college-specific sections of First Year Studies 101, the Assistant Director will be responsible for developing curriculum for 70+ CAS FYS 101 sections, training and supporting FYS 101 faculty, and assessing the student experience and learning outcomes of this course. For more information and to apply:


The Assistant Director will:
Develop strategic recruitment initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences to include:
Develop, conduct, and analyze on-going College recruitment needs assessment
Develop personalized College of Arts and Sciences tours for students and their families featuring student ambassador and faculty
Manage on-campus and community-college recruitment events for the College of Arts and Sciences
Manage College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador program by hiring, training, and teaching an interdisciplinary course for the Ambassadors
Develop effective messaging strategies for faculty communication with prospective students
Create and foster partnerships with high school counselors, alumni, community college partners, and the community
Serve as operational coordinator of the online degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies: Review the applications for all UT applicants to the program beginning with the 2022 cycle
Serve as program contact for Noodle Enrollment Advisor
Monitor available courses for online participants and coordinate reserving seats
Train and support the online IDP advisors in their work with students in the program and make advisor assignments
Work with the Registrar's Office and CAS departmental schedulers to identify and designate "distance education" seats for students in the program
Coordinate College of Arts and Sciences First Year Studies 101:
Develop curriculum for CAS FYS sections
Serve as College liaison with First Year Programs in the Division of Student Success
Develop and implement training for CAS FYS instructors and faculty
Create learning communities with linked general education courses and FYS 101
Annually assess CAS sections using student learning outcomes and surveys of student satisfaction with the learning experience
Other duties as assigned

Application Process

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter and resume and complete application information by visiting this site:

Institution Information

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling over 28,000 students, the campus is located within the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values seeking knowledge, leading with innovation and integrity, advancing diversity and inclusion, engaging locally and globally and embracing the responsible stewardship of resources. Our advising model focuses on providing undergraduates with consistent and holistic advising throughout their undergraduate experience and on integrating career and academic advising with experience learning. This University-wide commitment to advising has resulted in the addition of a number of academic advisor positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Additional Information

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the (OED). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the OED office.

Contact Information

Questions about the position may be answered by visiting the UT Knoxville Human Resources site:
Application questions may also be directed to Kelley Gober at
Qualified candidates with specific questions may also reach the search committee chair, Jeff Elliott, at


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree
Four years of full-time experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a college or university setting Experience developing and implementing programs
Experience working with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred experience
Supervisory experience with full-time and/or student staff
Degree in higher education, college student development, or related liberal arts field
Liberal arts background
Experience in academic advising and/or mentoring
Experience in curriculum development
Experience teaching a First-Year seminar
Experience working with online learners