Job Positions

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Categories: South Central Region 7


Cox Compass Center


Drury University

Date Posted:

Apr 29 2021 9:08AM

Close Date:

June 29 2021

Position Description

This position works closely with dedicated colleagues at the Robert and Mary Cox Compass Center in academic advising and related student success initiatives for a diverse Drury undergraduate student population.


• Advise a diverse Drury University student body in accordance with best practices in the field to promote and support academic, personal, and professional success.

This includes:
o Understanding complex academic programs and advising students on majors, minors, certificates, and other programs across the university upon student entry and through transitions to graduation.
o Assessing need for support services and making effective referrals to faculty and student resources on campus, especially for those who show signs of academic struggle.
o Maintaining advising notes on students in accordance with national standards and practice.
o Working with students and families to facilitate understanding of Drury opportunities, programs, and policies.
o Serving on the team that advises and registers all incoming students, including first-year, transfer, and returning students, beginning with acceptance through matriculation.
o Reviewing the academic record of NCAA athletes each semester to ensure compliance to NCAA policies. Notifies the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance & Eligibility of non-compliant students, and offering suggestions for putting students in compliance, if appropriate.
• Student Success Initiatives include but are not limited to:
o Teaching in the Drury Fusion Program during fallorspring semester, or provide instructional support/class instruction or supplements to be incorporated in sections taught by others, determined by enrollment needs and the discipline of the successful candidate’s degree.
o Developing and implementing creative and responsive programming for student success initiatives under the leadership of the AVPAA and Director of Academic Advising. Teach in-person or virtual workshops on topics that focus on student academic success including but not limited to time management, study skills, and test-taking.
• Administrative activities to support Faculty Advisors and Students:
o Coordinates and implements programs that prepare faculty for and assists them with providing excellent advising under the direction of the Director of Academic Advising.
o Assists with advising training and ongoing professional development for the Faculty Fellows program in conjunction with the AVPAA/Director of the Cox Compass Center.
o Serves as an acting director when the Director is out of the office. o Contributes to the success of the Academic Advising office and the Cox Compass Center through review of current procedures and programs and development of innovative new programs. 
o With the Academic Advising Director, serves as a resource for faculty advisors, including providing training and communicating administrative changes and updated information concerning curriculum, advising, and the overall registration process. See for Full Job Description.

Application Process

Please submit an online application at

Institution Information

Drury University, a small private university located in Springfield, Missouri, offers students a bold new academic experience – one that breaks the mold of single majors and rigid formulas most often associated with traditional education. Students receive a blend of life credentials and career credentials, allowing them to pursue their intellectual passions while giving them the tools they need to be technically proficient and career-ready. Through this intentional combination of study in professional and non-professional areas, students will learn to be flexible, innovative and creative problem solvers. They will go beyond traditional education and thinking by blending career, calling, life, community, self and service. For additional information and our university mission statement, go to

Additional Information

Review of Applications begins on Friday, May 24, 2021.

Contact Information

Cindy Fiedler, Director of Academic Advising (she/her) or 417.873.7275


Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree from a regionally-accredited university
• Three years of experience advising a diverse student population in a college/university setting. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

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