Job Positions

Director - Advising, Running Start, First Year Experience

Categories: Northwest Region 8




Shoreline Community College

Date Posted:

Apr 6 2021 2:42PM

Close Date:

Apr 23 2021

Position Description

Opening Date: 3/24/21
Date of First Consideration: 4/23/21
Salary Range: $77,000 to $85,000 yearly salary, depending on qualifications and experience
Shoreline Community College is dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Shoreline serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities through the core themes of educational attainment and student success, program excellence, community engagement, access and diversity, and College stewardship. Shoreline Community College is a place of open inquiry and learning, with a campus that models ideals set out in our Community Standard.* We are committed to upholding a culture of free expression, as well as maintaining a supportive and respectful learning and working environment for all. This position leads the College in advancing advising services and the first-year experience collaborating across the College. The Director is unique in that it serves as the College representative for Advising and Running Start to the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, the Office of the Superintendent of Instruction, and for partnering with dual credit High Schools. Running Start is a program that allows 11th and 12th grade students to take college courses at Washington's 34 community and technical colleges. Students earn both high school and college credits for these courses. Additionally, the Director advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion by assessing opportunity gaps in access and persistence. This position serves on the Students, Equity & Success Leadership Team and reports to the Dean for Access and Advising. The Director of Academic Advising provides leadership for and manages the continuous improvement of a comprehensive academic intake and advising system, career planning, and the first-year experience (FYE) program -- for all domestic students at the College. Additionally, this position collaborates with the executive director of international education related to advising services and first year experience for international students. The Director develops and maintains departmental budgets, supervises members of the academic advising staff, and assesses and maintains efficient and effective operating procedures, including ensuring appropriate use of technology, ongoing training for staff who advise and help students navigate their educational goals, and the delivery of optimal services to all students.


Develops and implements a comprehensive proactive academic advising system in line with Guided Pathways principles meeting the needs of domestic students and linked to the College's Strategic Plan focus on student success. Ensures that staff/faculty serving students through intake, onboarding, and advising deliver optimal services through on-going professional development and training. Collects, maintains, and assesses academic advising and student success data in collaboration with the Accreditation Liaison Officer. Lead the implementation of the advising components of the ctcLink system (an Oracle PeopleSoft product) and any advising software solutions. Collaborates with other campus stakeholders to create, implement and assess student support processes such as those used for student intake, intervention strategies, onboarding, and enrollment process. Leads the Running Start program, building rapport with parents/guardians and high school personnel, and providing information to prospective and current program participants and/or public regarding program content, policies, and activities, and recommend alternative programs, as necessary. Develops and implements a comprehensive First Year Experience (FYE) program and ensures the development and implementation of College policies and procedures in relation to FYE. Ensures that area staffing and technology meets the support needs of students, staff, and other College stakeholders. Collaborates with other units to ensure continuous support for Shoreline Get Started and Orientation (new student) programs. Organize career development support for students. In collaboration with the Dean of Access and Advising, develops and maintains area budgets, records (both hardcopy and electronic) and procedures. Supervises the Advising Center including (8) faculty advisors, (1) program coordinator, and hourly/part-time positions. Provides guidance related to dual credit compliance requirements and apportionment Other duties as assigned of a similar nature or level.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, please submit the following: NEOGOV online application/profile. Supplemental Question(s) Letter of interest addressing each qualification. Current resume. Unofficial Transcripts documenting highest degree (official required upon hire)

Institution Information

*Community Standard Statement
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly ..." -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations. When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.

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Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Social Work, Education, or related field Two (2) years of supervisory/management experience in academic advising or related area. Experience providing direct advising service diverse populations.

Microsoft Office Suite and electronic record-keeping systems (such as PeopleSoft) Student development theory, program development, learning outcomes assessment, staff training/development, and student advisement. Leadership principles, including the principles and practices of change management, supervising, and evaluating staff. Applicable laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations related to dual credit programs. Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Contributing to equity and inclusion by fostering a climate of global competency and multicultural understanding. Training, supervising, and evaluating staff, including the practice of effective leadership and mentoring. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationship at all organizational levels. Time management and multi-tasking in the development/direction of unit activities. Effectively communication with individuals/groups, with clear and concise information. Effectively serving diverse student populations such as black, indigenous, students of color; high school students; first generation; low-income; breadth of age range; students with disabilities; and veterans. Ensuring respectful work environments are maintained through the promotion of cooperation and collaboration. Managing program resources to meet student and unit needs within budgeted funding amounts. Interpreting and appropriately applying laws/regulations/policies related to dual credit programs. Effectively handling sensitive or escalated situations with students and/or area staff and faculty. Effectively communicating (orally and listening) with individuals at all levels inside and/or outside of the College. Keeping current with and applying information/technology from a variety of resources.

Preferred Qualifications