Job Positions

Assistant Director

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Academic Services & Advising


Stonehill College

Date Posted:

Sep 5 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

Responsible for executing defined responsibilities & delivering results for complex problems.


• Work as a member of a collaborative team of advisors to meet the ongoing needs of all students on both a walk-in and appointment basis; advisors regularly work with students on major exploration, graduation planning, course withdrawals, academic appeals, course overloads, academic interventions, mid-semester assessments, early alert referrals, and other issues related to academic progress and engagement;
• Act as a liaison to the Office of Intercultural Affairs, work closely with the Assistant Director of Mentorship & Advising. Offer drop-in hours within the Office of Intercultural Affairs;
• Create and execute a suite of programming designed to support historically underrepresented populations, thus demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives;
• Maintain a caseload of primary and secondary academic advisees within specific Academic areas;
• Serve as an Academic Coach, as part of the coaching program, to students with particular emphasis on study skills, goal setting, academic engagement, planning, and performance;
• Serve as the Office of Academic Services & Advising representative for a number of committees on campus such as the Students of Color (SOC) Retention Working Group, the Retention Working Group, Alcohol & Other Drugs Committee; & the International Student Committee
• Liaise with faculty to establish best practices for academic inclusivity, promoting a holistic approach inside and outside of the classroom;
• Act as the point person for academic matters for International students as well as mid-year, first-year admits;
• Willingness to Teach APL 042 Applications of Learning Theory, a one-credit course designed to support the academic transition and ongoing success of at-risk students on an as-needed basis;
• Assist with the First-Generation Scholars Program, help coordinate emerging programming (e.g. orientation), assist with advising, potentially teach as part of the program;
• Assist the Office of the Registrar with First-Year Course selection over the summer, encompassing building course schedules as well as contacting students that missed Orientation over the summer to advise them about course selection and General Education requirements;
• Coordinate and execute voluntary student college withdrawal intervention efforts;
• Respond to and resolve student academic difficulties through the use of intrusive academic advising, coaching, and advocacy;
• Mediate and resolve student-faculty concerns and/or communication issues through comprehensive case management;
• Implement, assess, and modify effective programs and best-practices in academic support services;
• Advance the College’s mission of diversity, inclusion, and equity by fostering a campus culture in which differences based on age, ability, color, creed, cultural background, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, political viewpoints, race, religious affiliation or spiritual affinity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, or veteran status are validated and embraced;
• Strive to develop a community that values diversity as an essential part of personal, social, and intellectual development of all students;
• Advocate for all students with particular attention paid to underrepresented student populations, such as students of color, international students, first-generation students, low-income students, and LGBTQ+ students;
• Participate in and present at college-sponsored meetings and events to discuss and promote the educational opportunities available through the Office of Academic Services & Advising;
• Assist with and participate in departmental and College programs and committees;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications must be submitted through the online application system. To apply, click on the following link:
Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Institution Information

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Stonehill College Human Resources Dept. Email:


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Higher Education, Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field is preferred; 1-4 years of progressive experience in higher education administration, advising and counseling undergraduate students, and working with administrators, faculty, and parents/guardians in an advising setting is also preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field is preferred, as well as 5-7 years of progressive experience in higher education administration advising and counseling undergraduates, and working with administrators, faculty, and parents/guardians in an advising setting.