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Director, Academic Advising

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Undergraduate Student Success and Advising


New York Institute of Technology

Date Posted:

May 16 2022 4:17PM

Close Date:

Jul 16 2022

Position Description

The Director of Academic Advising is responsible for providing strategic leadership that will shape the future of the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA). They will ensure that the UAA’s programs and services are continuously and effectively meeting the evolving needs of our undergraduate student population. The Director will play key role in implementing institution-wide retention and graduation initiatives. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Student Success and Advising (USSA), the Director will work closely with the fellow offices under the USSA – Office of Academic Success and Enrichment and Office of Student Success Initiatives – to provide efficient, effective, and engaging experiences to our students. This position is based at our New York City campus (Long Island campus, as needed) and maybe a hybrid role in accordance with New York Tech’s Remote Work Policy.


Provide strategic leadership and oversight for the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA) at both the New York City and the Long Island campuses
Prepare a comprehensive plan that continuously advances the goals of the department and that aligns with NYIT’s institution-wide strategic action plan goals
Assist with the identification, organization and execution of retention- and graduation rate-impacting campaigns based on data
Provide guidance to UAA advisors undertaking these initiatives and ensure timely execution as well as appropriate data collection
Play a key role in standardizing the undergraduate advising experience across the multiple academic departments; develop standard operating procedures and protocols
Prepare comprehensive assessment reports highlighting the performance and outcomes of UAA programs and services; regularly review the efficacy and efficiency of all existing programs and develop new services to better support the success of our undergraduate student population
Assist the Senior Associate Dean in departmental operations and collaborate on special projects and initiatives

Management and Operations
Supervise and provide professional guidance to the assistant/associate directors and support them with tools to manage and cultivate their direct reports, both at the New York City and the Long Island campuses
Become proficient in the EAB Navigate and act as an additional support to Deans, faculty, staff, etc. as it pertains to Navigate training and support
Oversee early alert system used by faculty and staff for undergraduate students on NY campuses
Ensure proper development and implementation of academic advising training and resources for faculty and other staff responsible for advising, as needed
Ensure accuracy of advising content on website and publications Lead the facilitation of new student enrollment throughout the year; including the planning for and communication of placement testing, advisement, and registration; work closely with Enrollment Services Offices to ensure a smooth student experience
Oversee advisement strategies for students on academic probation; develop new programs geared towards positively affecting student academic performance and persistence; lead the Academic Probation and Dismissal Committee
Maintain budgetary oversight for the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA) Campus Engagement Cultivate effective partnerships with key stakeholders in meeting the common goal of student success
Participate in Curriculum Committee meetings and planning sessions dedicated to the review of new programs and revision of existing programs; serve on other relevant committees as needed
Collaborate closely with academic and student support service campus partners to help resolve issues, provide support, and participate in events
Communicate and present to academic administration, faculty, and external campus partners
Participate in campus-wide events and coordinate the team's involvement in events such as Orientation, Open House, and Admitted Student Information Sessions and Days
Other duties as assigned

Application Process

Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration.

Institution Information

New York Institute of Technology's six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity; biology, health professions, and medicine; architecture and design; engineering; IT and digital technologies; management; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world. Nearly 110,000 alumni are part of an engaged network of physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, and healthcare professionals. Together, the university’s community of doers, makers, healers, and innovators empowers graduates to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future. For more information, visit

Additional Information

New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity The health and safety of our community is the highest priority. As such, New York Institute of Technology is requiring all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be reviewed and considered in accordance with applicable law. Create Profile & Apply Email this job to a friend Share on your newsfeed

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Required Qualifications

Master’s degree and at least seven to ten years of experience in academic advisement in a higher education setting
Firm commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion required
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, required
Ability to effectively and respectfully interact with internal and external constituents of diverse backgrounds Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and assess data related to student learning outcomes and program effectiveness
Experience in the interpretation and explanation of academic procedures and policies, academic disciplines, coursework, and graduation requirements
Skilled in organization and coordination of various concurrent projects and initiatives
Supervisory experience required
Excellent interpersonal skills are required to effectively counsel students and establish rapport with faculty members and academic staff
Excellent analytical, organizational and computer skills (MS Office Suite)

Preferred Qualifications

Budget management experience preferred
Experience with PeopleSoft and EAB’s Navigate collaborative preferred