Job Positions

Director of Undergraduate Advising

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10

Department:

Business School

Institution:

University of Colorado Denver

Date Posted:

May 11 2021 3:13PM

Close Date:

May 28 2021
 

Position Description

Nature of Work
This full-time staff position reports to Assistant Dean of Student Success and provides leadership to the undergraduate advising team which is comprised of full-time professional advisors, student peer advisors, and two to four student staff advising assistants. Advising services help students progress towards obtaining the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. The position also develops, negotiates, and implements changes to the UG program curriculum in concert with the Assistant Dean, eight different faculty discipline directors, and the Associate Dean of undergraduate programs. The position oversees the orientation and graduation processes, oversees the work with the vulnerable probation and suspended students, will be responsible for developing initiatives to increase retention of the Undergraduate Business School students, and initiatives to improve the advising professional field at the Business School. This position will also advise students on an ad-hoc basis. This role will also represent the Business School in campus-wide conversations about student advising, student resources and act as a liaison for the Assistant Dean of Student Success. Professional Field Advising
Supervision Received Minimal – Assistant Dean of Student Success
Supervision Exercised Team of full-time professional undergraduate advisors, student peer advisors, and two to four student staff advising assistants.
Examples of Work Performed
Create a strategic plan for the Undergraduate advising team to establish a student success model for the undergraduate student population. Create strategic goals with the Business Career Connections (BCC) Director for collaborative student engagement between courses and internship/externship opportunities. Gather and sort data on undergraduate student populations surrounding student success and provide a first level interpretation and recommendations to the Assistant Dean. Establish best practices for undergraduate advisors to provide top level student services inclusive of socioemotional support and holistic advising. Serve as campus liaison for undergraduate information. Responsible for debriefing the Assistant Dean and Undergraduate advising team on campus updates and priorities. Provide leadership to the undergraduate advising staff including setting employee goals/objectives/performance metrics, conducting performance evaluations, coaching employees through performance issues, and supporting and utilizing the core values defined in the advising culture H.O.P.E. mission. Oversee the notification and monitoring of current students, graduating students, suspended students, students on probation as well as develop plans to help that vulnerable probation student population succeed. Represent the Business School on various campus-wide advising committees through attendance, collaboration, and by presenting new ideas for improving services for our students. Serve as liaison for undergrad advising and Office of Digital Education (ODE) online-only programs, providing input regarding student onboarding, class sequencing, etc. Design and implement new student advising processes as well as improvements for current advising services. This includes identifying best practices from campus committees and national advising standards, such as NACADA, as it related to the advising professional field. Integrate campus advising technology into current processes and update processes to better fit current technology and advising standards. Develop and direct initiatives focused on retention of undergraduate students. Present advising information for BUSN 1200, and possibly provide teaching instruction. Work with campus departments to ensure that the Business School is actively participating in campus initiatives such as orientation, degree audit, transfer articulation agreements with community colleges and four-year universities, retention, probation, and graduation. In conjunction with Assistant Dean and other Business School and campus partners, plan and execute annual Student Success Summit each fall term. Develop, negotiate, and implement changes to degree plans with the eight faculty discipline directors to ensure accuracy and maintain the integrity of the Business School undergraduate programs. In cooperation with the Assistant Dean, the Associate Dean for Programs, and the faculty Discipline Directors for our UG majors recommend and delegate the implementation of policies and procedures for the continuous improvement of those programs. Handle undergraduate student petitions and concerns. Possess Dean’s signature authority for grade changes, schedule adjustments, drops, adds, and late withdrawals. Meet with undergraduate students for advising appointments, specifically those students facing probation or other academic challenges. Collaborate with Undergraduate Advisors to create a new student orientation program for incoming and transfer students, both fall and spring. Work to develop a peer advising program, including training and student oversight. Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Student Success to develop a communication platform for current students. Assist in overseeing student groups and organizations. Stay current with new trends in student advising and potentially identify new student resources and support. External activities: serve as liaison between the Business School and other University of Colorado Denver offices on issues relating to advising, retention, and marketing. Maintain relationships with other schools and departments to meet the needs of our students with respect campus services. Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position has been established at $75,539 to $82,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Duties

See position description

Application Process

All applications must be submitted through CU Careers. Go to https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en and search for requisition number 21200

Institution Information

The Business School has an opening for a full time University Staff (unclassified) Director of Undergraduate Advising position. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets. Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver provides a vibrant, urban research university experience, with academic programs ranging from the liberal arts and sciences to global energy management, music industry studies and criminal justice among eight schools and colleges. The classroom extends into the city as students study, network and build careers in the surrounding business district. CU Denver unites quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, civic consciousness and driven students—all in the lively setting of downtown Denver. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here. The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university serving more than 14,000 students. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 100 highly rated degree programs through eight schools and colleges. In the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers—CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets. Nature of Work This full-time staff position reports to Assistant Dean of Student Success and provides leadership to the undergraduate advising team which is comprised of full-time professional advisors, student peer advisors, and two to four student staff advising assistants. Advising services help students progress towards obtaining the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. The position also develops, negotiates, and implements changes to the UG program curriculum in concert with the Assistant Dean, eight different faculty discipline directors, and the Associate Dean of undergraduate programs. The position oversees the orientation and graduation processes, oversees the work with the vulnerable probation and suspended students, will be responsible for developing initiatives to increase retention of the Undergraduate Business School students, and initiatives to improve the advising professional field at the Business School. This position will also advise students on an ad-hoc basis. This role will also represent the Business School in campus-wide conversations about student advising, student resources and act as a liaison for the Assistant Dean of Student Success.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Lauren Galleri Lauren.Galleri@ucdenver.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
Graduation from an accredited college of university with a bachelor’s degree in business, social science, liberal arts, education, communications, counseling, psychology, or other closely related field. 6 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education in the areas of admissions, advising and student recruitment One year of supervisory experience.
Substitution: An unrelated bachelor's degree and 2 additional years of professional, related experience may substitute for the related degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

 Master’s degree in business, social science, liberal arts, education, communications, counseling, psychology, or another closely related field. Five years of experience in student advising. Two years of experience supervising advisors in Higher Education. Experience collaborating closely with faculty. Experience with undergraduate retention efforts. Experience with peer advisor program, including training and oversight. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
We are looking for an individual who works well with others, needs little supervision, is team oriented, is self-motivated, shows attention to detail and is passionate about the success of students. Knowledge of Student Information System (CU SIS), EAB Navigate, Salesforce, and Microsoft Office programs. Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written. Proven attention to detail. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite. Ability to work with students of all backgrounds and experiences.