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Associate Director - 22000001CT

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Arts and Sciences Advising Services


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted:

Jun 20 2022 12:30PM

Close Date:

Sep 20 2022

Position Description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is looking for a vibrant, dynamic individual interested in working in a team environment dedicated to student success. The mission of Arts and Sciences Advising Services is to guide our diverse undergraduate population in developing and implementing sound educational plans that are consistent with their values and their academic and career goals. Our purpose is to encourage students to become self-directed learners and decision-makers. Finally, our efforts support the University of Tennessee’s broader mission, specifically by encouraging student persistence towards graduation. This is an exempt, 12-month, full time, non-tenure track staff position that provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s advising community. The Associate Director serves on the leadership team of a staff of 40 including 30 professional advisors and two graduate assistants. 


The Associate Director will: Provide supervision, management, and training:
- Supervise advising staff for the Division of Natural Science. Staff consists of one coordinator and five professional advisors.
- Conduct biweekly meetings with Division advising staff
- Supervise daily activities of an administrative staff member
- Oversee student worker schedules and daily tasks
- Assist with development and implementation of advisor training
- Develop and conduct training for departmental advisors across the College
- Provide advising training and support for faculty in the Division of Natural Sciences
- Respond to advisor, student, and staff concerns on a daily basis
- Assist in the coordination of weekly advisor meetings Direct the University’s Health Professions Advising Program
- Train advisors to work with students preparing to enter professional school in health fields.
- Advising Alpha Epsilon Delta, the health professions honor society.
- Coordinate the pre-professional file process, reviewing and distributing pre-professional evaluations from faculty to medical schools.
- Develop and update health professions curricular materials (catalog and pre-health guides).
- Coordinate the visits of admissions officers from professional schools to the UT campus.
- Coordinate the instruction to Health Care Delivery course offered at UT Hospital.
- Chair the Scholarship Committee for the awarding of pre-health scholarships.
- Manage and oversee all aspects of the Pre-Medicine Living Learning Community.
- Monitor all content of the Pre-Health Website and make edits/updates on a regular basis.
- Coordinate all aspects of the annual Health Fair.
- Partner with Career Development to coordinate an annual Pre-Health Pre-week.
- Provide a pre-health presentation for incoming students during orientation. Coordinate Appointment Scheduling System for Art & Sciences Advising Services
- Coordinate the departmental use and management of the online note and appointment scheduling system (Navigate).
- Train all advising staff and faculty mentors within the departments in utilizing a system of student appointments and advisor notes (Navigate).
- Work with the Scheduling Coordinator to coordinate and monitor advisor appointment availability
- Serve as the Navigate Care Unit Manager for Arts & Sciences on a University wide Navigate committee.
- Coordinate virtual drop-in advising for Arts & Sciences Advising Services at the beginning of each fall and spring term. Additional Duties Assigned by Director
- Attend college curricular meetings
- Maintain information about changes to university and college curriculum
- Solve special student problems.
- Complete special projects.
- Provide recommendations concerning the hiring and firing of personnel.
- Serve as point person for Diversity Initiatives.

Application Process

Submit resume/CV, a cover letter, and three professional references using the following link:

Institution Information

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 31,000 students, the campus is located within the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values seeking knowledge, leading with innovation and integrity, advancing diversity and inclusion, engaging locally and globally and embracing the responsible stewardship of resources. Our advising model focuses on providing undergraduates with consistent and holistic advising throughout their undergraduate experience and on integrating career and academic advising with experience learning. This University-wide commitment to advising has resulted in the addition of a number of academic advisor positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Dr. Ali Brewer,


Required Qualifications


- Master’s degree in higher education, college student development, or related liberal arts field
- Five years’ experience working full time in a college or university setting
- Demonstrated ability to supervise a diverse staff of advising professionals
- Experience working with a diverse student population
- Excellent oral communication and writing skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to handle simultaneous projects

Preferred Qualifications

- Liberal arts educational background
- Experience advising pre-health populations
- Experience advising undergraduates
- Direct supervision of full-time professionals
- Experience with web technology, Navigate, and student information systems such as BANNER
- Experience working in a team-oriented environment
- Administrative and organizations skills with the ability to handle simultaneous projects