Job Positions

Associate Director I

Categories: South Central Region 7


Sam Center


Sam Houston State University

Date Posted:

Jun 1 2021 9:22AM

Close Date:

June 16 2021

Position Description

Plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations for Student Advising. Performs moderately complex managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for Student Advising.


Serves as a contact between the Student Advising and Mentoring Center at Sam Houston State University and community colleges with which the university has articulation agreements. Serves as a liaison between the advising sector of the SAM Center and those offices which complement advising, i.e. Admissions, Registrar, Career Services, and Financial Aid. Responsible for participating in the total academic advising agenda, keeping track of changes in curriculum and policies which directly influence advising. Informs advisors of academic changes which affect advising. Assists with training of advisors and others in relation to advising needs. Coordinates activities for advisors. Serves as a contact to departmental advisors and chairs. Serves as a resource for academic advisors concerning departmental programs and changes in degree requirements. Responds to email and other communication from prospective students, current students, faculty, and personnel from other colleges and universities. Helps to plan orientation programs for entering students and develop appropriate programs for transfer students. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Apply via SHSU employment website.

Institution Information

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Megan St. Vigne,


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Three years of experience in senior college administration, specifically, with academic advising. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree desirable. Requires professional contact with students, prospective students, parents, alumni, other state agencies and officials, junior and community college officials and high schools and their officials. Requires knowledge of university policies and procedures, and expertise in student advising programs and activities. This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).