Job Positions

Director of Academic Advising

Categories: South Central Region 7


Student Success


University of Texas - Permian Basin

Date Posted:

Apr 22 2021 8:45AM

Close Date:

May 15 2021

Position Description

Serves as director for professional advising on campus, running an office of 11 advisors. Responsible for working across campus departments to forge practical solutions for complex problems; for accumulating and disseminating academic information; and for interacting with faculty in coordination with academic advising functions.


Advises and provides academic outreach to students individually and in groups. Develops, implements and assesses academic advising goals in conjunction with Dean of Student Success. Compiles and present reports, proposals and recommendations related to advising. Designs and implements effective and ongoing training programs for faculty advisors to ensure outstanding and consistent academic advising services to students. Provides updated information regarding students’ academic performance throughout the semester to academic advisors, coaches, and Academic Support Services. Collects and reviews student data using various reporting systems to identify trends and evaluate enrollment levels, retention rates, and learning outcomes to assess student academic progress and graduation success rate. Coordinates the activities of the academic advising unit and to plan, develop, and implement policies and programs affecting the student population and facilitate campus-wide coordination. Provides a central location for information and materials. Works closely with community college advisors; makes appropriate referrals and serves as staff support for Advising Counsel. Other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Please see to complete the application process. Applicants will need a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references.

Institution Information

The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) is a public university in Odessa, Texas. It is part of the University of Texas System. UTPB was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. UTPB is now home to over 7,000 students and 250 teaching faculty.

Additional Information

Additional information can be found at

Contact Information

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Michael Frawley, Dean of Student Success, UT Permian Basin, at


Required Qualifications

Masters degree in Education or a closely related field is recommended. Documented University level experience in an Academic Advising office, preferably in a supervisory position. Experience in a university similar to UTPB in size and mission and an appropriate understanding of the needs of the audience and appropriate professionalism. Possesses student-focused interpersonal skills, including listening, interviewing, and navigating difficult dialogues with students related to academic or personal problems. The ability to speak fluently (verbal and in writing) in both English and Spanish, preferred. Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications

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