Job Positions

Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Academic Success Center


Rider University

Date Posted:

Oct 9 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Dec 9, 2019

Position Description

Rider University invites applications for a Director of the Student Navigation Office. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, this individual will be responsible for developing and promoting a supportive and educational environment that is conducive to the academic success and personal development of all students, through academic navigation, training, coaching, campus collaboration, and intensive, proactive outreach.


The Director will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of constituencies integral to student success, ranging from families, to faculty advisors, to on campus services and personnel outside of Academic Affairs. The Director will launch a new Student Navigation Office which will be responsible for the holistic support of students as it relates to their academic experience as Rider University and will supervise 3 full time Student Navigation Coaches.

Application Process

Institution Information

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report 2019 and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 35. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 382 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade

Additional Information

Contact Information

Application materials including a cover letter and resume should be submitted through the Rider Hires HR Site


Required Qualifications

Qualified candidate must possess a Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, student service, or related field along with a minimum of 10 years of higher education experience including academic advising. Individual must also possess: demonstrated experience in supervision and project management of students, staff and/or teams in a high-volume university environment; superior organizational skills; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work effectively with internal and external university stakeholders and to build partnerships; and demonstrated knowledge of university systems and structures.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant experience with the use of technology, including student navigation and tracking systems and knowledge of research based best practices for student success is preferred.