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Director, Student Advising & Success

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Department of Student Advising & Success


Babson College

Date Posted:

Apr 15 2021 11:55AM

Close Date:

May 31 2021

Position Description

The Director, Student Advising & Success provides leadership and vision for the Department of Student Advising & Success (SAS), a student-facing unit that provides academic and personal advising and case management services to the undergraduate population. Specifically responsible for working in close collaboration with the Associate Vice President, Student Success, on developing a student-centered, integrated, and seamless learning experience for Babson students that seeks to leverage the connectivity between student and academic affairs; supervising the SAS staff; managing office budgets; and making strategic decisions.


Key Responsibilities:
• Collaborates with Assistant Director, Student Advising & Success, to manage the overall operations of the department. • Implements, delivers, and evaluates an integrated, comprehensive, student-centered undergraduate advising program.
• Supervises and mentors the Assistant Director, Student Advising & Success, and a team of Student Success Advisors.
• Advises a cohort of approximately 100-150 students on course selection, registration, learning plans, study abroad, and other academic and personal issues.
• Serves as a senior manager on the Student Success Leadership Team, partnering with the Directors of Accessibility Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, Health Services, Religious & Spiritual Life, and Wellness & Prevention Services on a wide range of projects, initiatives, and strategic planning within the Student Success Portfolio.
• Oversees the development of a monthly dashboard to track trends, analyze utilization data, identify gaps and opportunities for quality improvement, and to meet departmental, divisional, and institutional goals. Participates in the Academic Standards process.
• Responsible for departmental budget management and/or for monitoring and assisting with budget preparation.
• Responsible for implementing departmental policies; ensures that the office maintains the highest standards for service and appearance.
• Chairs the College Awards Committee.
• Attends and participates in all Undergraduate Academic Policy Committee meetings.
• Responsible for assisting the AVP, Student Success in a variety of special projects, such as accreditation reports, major curriculum initiatives, benchmarking, and triage functions.
• Responsible for producing annual reports and responding to other requests for data.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Assistant Director, Student Advising & Success Student Success Advisors

Application Process


Institution Information

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Additional Information


Contact Information

Kate O’Leary, Ed.D., CCP, CBP | Director, Compensation/Rewards & Client Engagement & Deputy Title IX Coordinator Babson College | Nichols Hall | Human Resources T: 781.239.4209 | F: 781.239.5497 | E: |


Required Qualifications

Education Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education Required
Master’s Degree

Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
• Must have at least 10+ years of relevant experience
• Must have excellent organizational, communication skills (writing and verbal), and management/supervisory skills
• Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Must have strong project management skills
• Must have strong financial skills
• Ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds from the general public, all levels of college, students, and the business community.
• Ability to handle multiple projects with frequent deadlines in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
• Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks and special projects.
• Ability to create an environment where direct reports have the freedom and security to take initiative; deal with complexities with resilience, resourcefulness, and optimism; and appreciate open mindedness, creativity, and agility in thought and tactics.
• Ability to embrace ideas and changes created by all community members.
• Ability to work independently to solve problems; look for opportunities to take on responsibility; take thoughtful risks; and effectively acts on new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
• Ability to anticipate and effectively handle change; demonstrate willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
• Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Working Conditions:
-May require some evening and weekend work.

Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities:
• Prefer experience within an Undergraduate Business Program

Preferred Qualifications