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Director of Academic Advising

Categories: South Central Region 7


Academic Advising


Texas Christian University

Date Posted:

Apr 28 2021 1:22PM

Close Date:

June 28 2021

Position Description

The Director of Academic Advising is responsible for closely collaborating with faculty academic advisors and professional advising staff to provide vision and leadership to the university advising community, which includes all aspects of student-centered undergraduate advising from first-time enrollment to degree attainment. The Director is responsible for the development, coordination, facilitation and integration of outcome driven efforts in academic advising that support student success (e.g., retention, persistence, thriving, and graduation). The Director is responsible for the organization and operations of the Center by directing the program of academic advising for pre-majors and first-year declared majors in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts.


1. Provides supervision and leadership for Academic Advising Office staff, developing a shared vision, strategic plan and measurable productivity standards, expectations and goals and outcomes for the office, while maximizing the expertise in the office and rethinking how best to meet the needs of students. The director will convene regular staff meetings; hire staff; conduct performance appraisals and monitor staff performance.
2. Directs, coordinates, and manages all daily operations of the flagship Academic Advising Office by designing, implementing, and updating administrative policies and procedures for academic advising, staying informed on University policies and procedures as they relate to academic advising, major and minor requirements and courses offered.
3. Enhances the undergraduate campus life experience by developing and monitoring programs that are focused on academic progress, retention, and success. Responsible for quality, consistency, assessment and continuous improvement of advising and adherence to University policies and procedures in the Academic Advising Office; participates in the Academic Advising Council; prepares for and leads monthly campus-wide academic advising meetings; collaborates with advising colleagues across campus.
4. Directs, manages and organizes advising for new students by coordinating staff and support for orientation advising; developing orientation programs and advising activities; assisting students with the advising and enrollment/registration process. Plans, organizes advising schedule, hires summer advisors and oversees first year and transfer orientations held during summer months and January; solves related problems in a timely manner to optimize opportunities for student success.
5. Represents the Academic Advising Office on campus committees, providing information and professional expertise related to academic advising; represents the University to a variety of professional organizations by attending meetings and actively participating in professional activities; engages in professional development.
6. Oversees the University’s College 101 GPA recovery and mentoring program for first year and new transfer students who score below 2.0 GPA during their first semester at TCU.
7. Creates and administers the Academic Advising Office budget with excellent financial stewardship of resources and according to University policies.
8. Responsible for maintaining academic advising proficiency by advising an appropriate caseload each semester which involves assessing students’ curricular needs and opportunities and assisting them with course selection.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Application Process

Institution Information

Additional Information

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Contact Information

Dr. Annorah Moorman Associate Vice Provost for Student Success


Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree.
• 5 years of demonstrated experience in academic advising in a college or university setting.
• Experience in program planning and management.
• Supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in implementing and managing a campus-wide digital platform for Academic Advising.
• 2 years’ experience using a digital platform, such as Starfish, EAB or Civitas, for academic advising and early alert notifications and follow up.
• Experience using PeopleSoft.
• Experience with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and implementing best practices.