Job Positions

Director of Academic Advising/507560

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Student Success


Ivy Tech Community College

Date Posted:

Feb 26 2021 11:59AM

Close Date:

Mar 31 2021

Position Description

Provide leadership and direction to Valparaiso campus academic advising efforts, including oversight of campus advising centers. Advising centers provide direction to students in the areas of academic and career advising and transfer services. Provide support to the Vice Chancellor of Student Success in development, maintenance, and interpretation of reports relevant to the use and success of advising services. Work collaboratively with Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Distance Learning, Diversity Affairs, Workforce Alignment, the high school dual enrollment program, and academic school deans and program chairs.


Manage and direct the academic advising process on the Valparaiso campus. Review, analyze, and evaluate advising efforts and devise enhancements consistent with enrollment growth patterns. Maintain close working relationships with School Deans, Vice Chancellors of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. Responsible for maintaining an accurate listing of university/college articulation agreements. Train all advising center advisors. Train all current and new faculty advisors. Train all part-time advisors. Represent the region on the statewide advising committee. Prepare and update annually an Advisor’s Manual (paper and web) in conjunction with any Collegewide efforts.

Application Process

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Institution Information

We were founded in 1963 as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Back then, we focused primarily on technical and vocational education—but in the more than 50 years since, we’ve gone through enormous changes. Today, we’re Indiana’s only full-fledged community college, offering programs in the the following schools (and offering more than 100 transfer programs with in-state and out-of-state schools): School of Business, Logistics, & Supply Chain School of Public Affairs & Social Services School of Information Technology School of Arts, Sciences & Education School of Health Sciences School of Nursing School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science We offer hands-on experience with some of the state’s most advanced technologies and training facilities, plus the convenience of more than 1,000 online classes, and the attention that comes with small average class sizes. Accredited - Higher Learning CommissionWe have more than 40 locations, and teach classes in more than 75 communities. We have grown to become the largest public postsecondary institution in Indiana—and the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the entire country. We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We shape our curriculum with the needs of local communities in mind—while our affordable tuition rates (annual full-time tuition just over $4,300) keep higher education accessible for those communities’ residents. A consideration that results in 91% of our graduates staying in Indiana. All those elements combine to make Ivy Tech a true engine of Indiana’s workforce, training Hoosiers for the careers that will grow our future economy.

Additional Information

This position is located at our Valparaiso Campus and serves Valparaiso and our Michigan City campuses.

Contact Information

Evelyn Cates:


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in an academic advising center and three (3) years of supervisory experience are required. Broad knowledge of enrollment management processes and the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with both internal and external constituents. Must demonstrate the ability to take initiative and make decisions. Interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle major projects simultaneously are required. Computer literacy and orientation toward creative uses of technology in the delivery of services for students is required. Must possess willingness and an ability to travel. Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees. Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives. Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in counseling, student personnel, adult or higher education, or other related discipline preferred. Experience in a community college preferred.