Full-time, administrative position responsible for administering the academic advising program for Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education students which include: establish goals, priorities, strategies and procedures for the college advising center, and maintain a load of academic advisees, with particular emphasis on first-year, special population, and at-risk students. The director will oversee the college advising assessment program.
Essential Functions include:
• Lead the academic advising program for Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.
• Coordinate, in conjunction with the Associate Dean, advising staff assignments and schedules.
• Manage day-to-day operations of the advising center, including recruiting, hiring, training, monitoring, and evaluating all staff and advising fellows in the advising center.
• Lead the college advising assessment program, including data collection such as student usage, student surveys, retention data, advisor performance, and center effectiveness and prepare assessment reports.
• Oversee the development, distribution, and maintenance of literature and web-based information regarding the college advising center activities.
• Direct the administration of the faculty advising fellows program within the college.
• Organize and lead advisor development programs for faculty and staff with advising responsibilities within the college.
To apply, please follow the directions on our www.usi.edu/hr/employment page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include (1) letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae/resume; (3) an advising philosophy; (4) unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required at a later stage); and (5) full contact information for at least three professional references including e-mail addresses. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Dr. Glenna Bower, Search Committee Chair.
Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls over 10,000 dual credit, undergraduate and graduate students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, and is host to international students from around the globe. A competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsity intercollegiate men's and women's sports. Dr. Ronald S. Rochon serves as USI's fourth president.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
• Master’s degree required. Master’s in counseling, college student services or a related field, with a particular emphasis on first-year, special population, and at-risk students in STEM or education fields preferred.
• Three years’ experience in academic advising and/or advising administration with increasing responsibilities at the college level required.
• Knowledge of NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Core Values, CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards) professional standards, and Federal guidelines affecting students and faculty (i.e. FERPA), background to facilitate in-depth review necessary for programmatic changes; progressive managerial and administrative background relating to programs and services to students required.
• Extensive knowledge of academic programs, policies and regulations as well as interpretation and solutions to unique student situations as well as input for revising current policies required.
• Membership and involvement in NACADA preferred.
• Experience working with a student information system (e.g. SIS or BANNER) preferred.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written required.
• Knowledge of microcomputers, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and electronic mail required.
Master’s degree required.