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Director of Academic Advising

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2





Moravian College

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Position Description
The Director of Academic Advising works with students, faculty, andadministrative staff to support the work of the Office of the Provost. The Director of Academic Advisingcombines highly developed people skills with the ability to organize large amounts of data related to theprogress of many students and to the academic program in general. The Director of Academic Advisingassists in creating and implementing a collaborative vision for advising of students, as well as best practicesto support advising across campus.

Strategy and Planning
1. Work with faculty and staff from relevant offices to improve and support the system for providing academic advising for students, including
   a. traditional undergraduates (including transfer students),
   b. graduate and adult learners (in conjunction with Graduate and Continuing EducationOffice),
   c. international students (in conjunction with the Center for Global Education).
2. Coordinate with the Student Success Team, Admissions, the First-Year Writing Seminar Steering Committee, and the Registrar in supporting the registration and academic orientation process forf irst-year students.
3. Collaborate with the Enrollment Office, the Registrar, and relevant faculty to support theonboarding and academic orientation of new transfer students.
4. Coordinate with faculty to develop advising outcomes and assessment.
5. Develop and oversee training for academic advising.
6. Participate in a national conversation on advising through conference attendance and local, national,online professional networks. Student and Faculty Support
7. Maintain an advising load to supplement the faculty-advisor model.
8. Provide support for both faculty advisors and professional advisors in their work with students.
9. Coordinate with advisors as well as relevant campus offices to help ensure students providedappropriate supports and services.
10. Develop and maintain supporting materials and resources for faculty advisors. Data collection and analysis
11. Collaborate with the academic deans in writing reports and grant applications related to the academic program.1
2. Support efforts of Student Success Team and campus student success efforts as needed.

Application Process
Applications should be submitted through Moravian College's Human Resource website:

Institution Information
Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.

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Contact Information

Monica F. Jacobe, Ph.D.Director of Academic Support


Required Qualifications
MA, preferably in education, a degree reflecting experience in a liberal artsenvironment, or related area. Strong analytical, communication, administrative and organizational abilitiesas well as superior interpersonal skills to deal with all constituencies of the College. Experience in advisingand advising leadership in a higher education environment. Experience with advising-related technology,including early alert systems with a demonstrated aptitude for a data analytic approach to advising andstudent success.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference for those with experience advising a diverse range of students, as well asworking with a faculty-advisor model.