Job Positions

Director Academic Student Advising

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Arts & Sciences, Academic Services


University of Cincinnati

Date Posted:

Nov 29 2022 5:53PM

Close Date:

Jan 29 2023

Position Description

Job Overview
The Director provides direct oversight in the administration of an advising center or office with responsibility for planning, policy and results. In the College of Arts & Sciences the Director of Advising is responsible for the supervision of six Assistant Directors across two advising teams within the larger A&S Academic Services unit. One team advises students who have declared a major in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the second is focused primarily on students exploring their major options from a University-wide perspective, as well as those completing requirements to transition into preferred programs. The Director reports to the A&S Assistant Dean of Advising. This Director also works closely with a second Advising Director (responsible for the business processes), as well as with the other Directors in the A&S Academic Services unit; these include the directors of Enrollment, Recruitment, and Retention. With the overall A&S Advising team approaching thirty staff members, the Director must be adaptable and organized to meet the needs of a diverse team. The Director is responsible for communicating updates and changes internally with staff, and externally with campus partners, to improve the student experience and facilitate student success.


Essential Functions
Responsible for development, implementation and administration of goals to achieve strategic advising mission and objectives set at university and unit levels; assume management responsibility for advising programs and priorities associated with student success and retention; decisions and quality of execution have significant impact and influence service delivery at an academic college or central level. Formulate, recommend, and implement policies, procedures, and controls; manage processes to increase student support and advance service levels; responsible for policy execution and results that enrich the student experience; formulate and communicate major policy changes affecting students and university partners; and participate in cross-functional policy development. May assist with college/unit level student affairs issues. Responsible for collaborating efforts with administrative and academic units and acts as liaison between the student, parent, college, student affairs and other appropriate business partners; communicate and assist students, parents, business partners resolve questions and complex issues; represent the university internally and externally. Develop, implement and monitor budget, as authorized; may have authority for revenue and expense planning and approving expenditure; has signature authority as "accountable officer" for programs within area of responsibility; report on budget status to higher level administrator. Prepare reports, disseminate/interpret information, provide advice, deliver presentations, and ensure that advising programs and services comply with university policies and state/federal regulations. Oversee equity and inclusion strategies for the advising unit. Serve on university, college and departmental committees and represent the department at various state and national associations. May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at anytime.

Application Process

Application Process Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include: Cover letter of interest. Current CV/Resume. Applications without a cover letter or CV/Resume will not be considered for the position. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items

Institution Information

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.” With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Human Resources 340 University Hall 51 Goodman Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45221-0039 513-556-6381 PO Box 210039


Required Qualifications


Required Education Master’s Degree Required Experience Seven (7) years of academic advising or student services leadership. Two (2) years supervision experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Qualifications Considered Knowledge of Student Information Systems and Customer Relationship Management tools such as those produced by Civitas, PeopleSoft, and Technolutions.