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Director of Academic Advising

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Academic Affairs


Heidelberg University

Date Posted:

Aug 3 2022 2:30PM

Close Date:

Oct 31 2022

Position Description

GENERAL PURPOSE: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Executive Director of the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning, the Director of Advising is responsible for the development and implementation of holistic, proactive advising services. The Director of Advising supports student success through collaboration with Academic Affairs and other university and community constituents.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/Executive Director of the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: The Director of Advising leads and has direct supervision over the Academic Advising Coordinator and student employees. The Director of Advising also supervises faculty teaching in the AIM Hei advising program.


Provides direct counsel and advice to students on issues related to their academic performance and personal functioning, helping students develop effective learning strategies Assists with course registration, course and degree planning, class scheduling, and transitions associated with a student’s change of major. Collaborates with the HYPE Career Ready® Office to support experiential learning opportunities for all students. Oversees student support services related to student academic advising and retention. Serves as a point of contact for academic advising best practices. Develops an effective advising model and approach that supports strong faculty-student mentoring and engagement. Researches, develops, and conducts regular professional development programs for faculty advisors in collaboration with the Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology. Monitors student progress and eligibility related to the 4 Year Guarantee; Supports on-campus recruitment and yield efforts in collaboration with the Office of Admissions. Analyzes student retention and success data to identify potential barriers to student success and collaborates with faculty and staff to implement strategies to eliminate or reduce those barriers. Collaborate with offices inside and outside the Owen CTL to support campus wide student success and retention initiatives. Works with community college partners and the Office of Admissions to promote transfer and CCP enrollment and degree completion. Collaborates with the Office of Student Engagement and Office of Admissions to support student scheduling at Orientations. Forecasts needed course seats and sections and collaborates with Academic Departments to assist with course scheduling to ensure student progress towards graduation. Maintains accurate records in all advising matters; Participates in, assesses, and continuously improves the AIM Hei proactive advising program. Assists with the development, implementation, and assessment of annual goals and objectives for Academic Advising and the Owen CTL as a whole. Other duties as assigned

Application Process

For consideration, complete the online application.

Institution Information

Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction. Heidelberg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

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Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and related experience in higher education administration or appropriate academic discipline, A minimum of three (3) years of academic advising, academic support services, or student success work including supervisory and leadership-level responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

(A) Advanced degree in relevant academic field preferred. (B) Increasingly responsible administrative experience in an advising leadership role in a directly related field (e.g., higher education administration, education, or counseling).