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Director, Academic Advising, College of Science and Engineering (STA009789)

Categories: South Central Region 7


SSI College Advising


University of Houston-Clear Lake

Date Posted:

May 25 2022 10:48AM

Close Date:

Jul 25 2022

Position Description

The Director of Academic Advising for the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) supervises and participates in daily operations and functions of the college's office of Academic Advising. Supervises the advisors and administrative staff, advises undergraduates and graduate students, and works with the Dean, Associate Dean and faculty members to meet the needs of the college. Implements advising tools as well as advising programs/initiatives to provide the best quality advising services for students. Assists in the strategic planning of the college, manages budget, and serves on university and college-level committees to assist in decision-making.


Supervises operations and training of advising office and staff including time approvals, professional development, determining caseload, completion of deadlines, and management of regular office responsibilities (advising, Candidate Plan of Study production, Degree Progress Report production, graduation audits, and the colleges participation in University events). Responsible for implementation and design (as needed) of advising tools and programs to enhance advising services. Participates in strategic planning for college, division, and university for academic advising initiatives. Serves on University and college-level committees. Manages advising office budget, advises students and performs other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Full-time position with benefits. Background check required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume and cover letter. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

Institution Information

University of Houston-Clear Lake is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a member of the Minority Serving Institutions Program and is an HSI: Hispanic Serving Institution as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity.

Additional Information

Reference providers will be contacted for final candidates only. Review of applications will begin immediately. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. UHCL reserves the right to extend the search or not fill the position.

Contact Information

To apply, please complete the online application at and attach a resume and cover letter.


Required Qualifications

1. Master's degree in Education, Higher Education, Counseling or related field.
2. Five years experience in academic advising in a higher education setting.
3. Strong verbal and written communication skills, social skills, as well as strong critical thinking and listening skills to provide an excellent service experience to students.
4. Strong computer/technology skills, including Microsoft Office suite to conduct academic advising duties and create/process documents.
5. Attention to detail, ability to organize and prioritize work, and understand/interpret policies and procedures. 6. Ability to collaborate with others, to be flexible and adaptive, and handle numerous tasks with frequent interruptions.
7. Ability to assimilate large amounts of information and recall that information.
8. Knowledgeable of FERPA regulations, student development and advising theory, as well as academic disciplines and institutional knowledge.
9. Ability to make decisions independently and work in an environment of change.
10. Strong leadership and supervisory skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Managerial administrative experience.