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Assistant Director of Healthcare Studies Advisement

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Southern Connecticut State University School of Health and Human Services


Southern Connecticut State University

Date Posted:

May 27 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:

July 27 2020

Position Description

Assistant Director of Healthcare Studies Advisement Job Posted: May 26, 2020 Rank: Administrator III Search No.: S20-005 Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is searching for a professional with an inquisitive mind and strong interpersonal skills to advise students enrolled in its B.S. Healthcare Studies degree program. Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. Reporting to the Associate Director of Healthcare Studies, this position serves to support undergraduate students' success and progress to degree. Assigned to the School of Health and Human Services (HHS), assists in providing leadership for the delivery of a highly effective academic experience to students pursuing a major in Healthcare Studies and/or application to the SCSU Nursing degree program. Advises undergraduate students, helping them understand academic requirements, policies, and procedures; utilize university resources; and identify and pursue a successful path to a degree. Identifies and supports students who are experiencing academic challenges.


• Serves as an expert on the unique academic needs of students pursuing a major in Healthcare Studies or completing requirements for application to Nursing. Utilizes technological tools (e.g., SSC Navigate and Banner) and other best practice approaches to know, understand and advise students. Compiles and utilizes data in partnership with the Associate Director of Healthcare Studies to inform advising practices and programming.
• Works collaboratively with colleagues within HHS, Academic Advising, Transfer Student Services, Enrollment Management, other departments comprising of the Academic Success Center, Southern Educational Opportunity Program (SEOP), Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs to support the success of students.
• Collaborates with departments to develop, maintain and utilize academic advising materials and tools to support students pursuing Healthcare Studies and Nursing programs.
• Provides training on best practices in academic advising to those who provide academic advising in the School of Health and Human Services.
• Works collaboratively with the HHS Academic Advisement Center (AAC) to provide advisement services to students who leave the Healthcare Studies and/or Nursing degree pathways.
• May supervise part-time staff, graduate assistants, and/or student workers.
• May involve occasional work in the evenings and/or on weekends.
• Performs other duties related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of the responsibility of the position.

Application Process

APPLICATION For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Alisa St. Georges at Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2020 and will remain open until the position is filled.

Institution Information

Southern Connecticut State University provides exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good.

Additional Information

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

Alisa St. Georges,


Required Qualifications

• Master's degree in student affairs, social work, counseling, education, student development, or human services related field;
• Minimum of three years of experience providing educational support through academic advising or other student support services;
• Direct experience working successfully with diverse populations;
• Strong ability to communicate orally and in writing;
• Demonstrate effectiveness to be creative and develop innovative academic support programming;
• Experience using technological tools to support student success or willingness to learn;
• Demonstrated effectiveness at independently managing projects and working collaboratively as a member of a team; and,
• Strong interpersonal skills and capacity for building partnerships across campus.

Preferred Qualifications

 • Prior experience in an academic advising role at a college or university or work that includes knowing curricular requirements;
• Having significant faculty interaction;
• Knowledge of academic disciplines within HHS;
• Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
• Ability to generate reports and use data to inform decision making and engage in evidence- based practice; and,
• Supervision of student employees. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.