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Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Advising

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Undergraduate Education


The University of Arizona

Date Posted:

Dec 7 2021 6:34PM

Close Date:

Feb 7 2022

Position Description

The Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Advising provides vision and oversight for all academic advising processes and practices at the University, including the development and execution of a holistic campus wide advising model, faculty and staff training and professional development, coordination of technology, student advisement at orientation/transfer student events and assessment/improvement of advising processes. This position a part of the Undergraduate Education leadership team in the Office of the Provost. The successful candidate will be responsible for working directly with and developing programs for, special populations of students such as first-year students, transfer students, undecided students, at-risk student populations and students on academic probation. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.


Duties & Responsibilities
Plan, direct, and evaluate a comprehensive campus wide academic advisement program in coordination with Provost's Office, academic associate deans, program chairs, faculty and professional advisors, Athletics/CATS Academics, Student Engagement and Career Development, Dean of Students, Advising Resource Center, Registrar's Office, Enrollment Management, Student Success and Retention Innovation, and all other relevant units.
Develop, implement, and assess campus wide and college-level academic advising goals in collaboration with associate deans and college advising directors.
Promote the use of effective practices and innovations in campus wide academic advising and early alert/warning referral procedures, along with campus wide systems to implement these innovations.
Oversee the design and implementation of effective training programs and ongoing professional development for faculty, CATS academics Counselors and professional advisors to ensure that students are provided an outstanding and consistent academic advising experience aligned with the best practices in this field.
Contribute to the development of innovative systems that support the delivery of information regarding students' academic performance throughout the semester to departments/colleges, academic advisors, and student support units.
Contribute to the development of campus wide systems for monitoring the academic progress of student cohorts, including the students in specific academic programs, undeclared students, transfer students, at-risk students, etc.
Work collaboratively with New Student/Transfer Student Orientation staff to develop registration processes that facilitate students in transition to the University of Arizona.
Coordinate with Athletics/CATS Academic to ensure appropriate advising support for student athletes. Serve as a university liaison for the development of professional advising standards and practices (e.g., NACADA best practices). Develop relationships with community partners.
Collaborate with colleges to coordinate and oversee advising best practices and provide direction and leadership. Provide support for the development of robust analytical and reporting tools related to advising.
Other duties as assigned.

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Institution Information

As Arizona’s land-grant university, we are driven to do great things. It’s our passion to transform the lives of our student Wildcats and to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our state and the world. But what makes us unique is how we do it. We live our purpose, mission and values every day. And we do this in one of the most incredible places on Earth, surrounded by majestic mountains and Saguaro forests, and under a sky that ignites imaginations with cotton candy sunsets and diamond-filled nights. At the University of Arizona, everywhere you look is filled with wonder. PURPOSE | Working together to expand human potential, explore new horizons and enrich life for all. VALUES | Integrity, Compassion, Exploration, Adaptation, Inclusion, Determination Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Michelle Levere |


Required Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment throughout the University of Arizona advising community.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment, while maintaining a student-focused service orientation.
Must possess the ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and office activities simultaneously while completing assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
Highly self-directed, well organized, detail oriented, and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
High proficiency in written communication, along with polished oral communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree.
Minimum of 11 years of related work experience, including 7 years of managerial experience, preferably in large complex institutions or organizations, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Requires experience in leading multiple teams, projects, programs, and/or functions.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
Master's preferred.
Leadership experience, including success at leading in crRevoss campus collaborations