Job Positions

Director of University Advising/23199

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Office of Academic Achievement and Student Success


University of Colorado/CU Denver

Date Posted:

Oct 14 2021 11:23AM

Close Date:

Dec 14 2021

Position Description

The Director of University Advising provides a centralized resource within the academic advising community. This role develops and implements strategic, data-informed student success initiatives related to advising, maintains a comprehensive understanding of advising operations across campus and provides leadership in the ongoing review of advising related policies. The Director of University Advising will help to develop and implement university-wide efforts aimed at increasing student success and graduation and will use data to evaluate the efficacy of interventions and advising practices. Strong skills in the use of advising technologies and data-analysis for program evaluation are essential. This position is the Chair of the Advising Leads committee and collaborates with the Advising Directors in the schools and colleges as well as the directors for Student Success Initiatives and Transfer Initiatives.


• Create and maintain communication with and among advising units across campus to coordinate efforts, share information, and promote the use of shared best-practices in academic advising.
• Work with partners in the area of Student Success and across the university to co-create and implement data-informed interventions designed to improve student success through innovation and refinement of advising practices.
• Collaborate with key external partners on student success projects that have advising components and serve as the university representative on advising for these endeavors (e.g., Denver Area Educational Network [DEAN], CDHE Momentum Year)
• Lead efforts to implement data-informed proactive advising across the campus by developing new campaigns and strengthening existing campaigns in Navigate.
• Provide day-to-day project leadership for the EAB Navigate student success system including tool utilization, strategy for proactive campaigns, promoting standardized practices across campus, implementation of campus-wide campaigns, and the use of analytics within the system.
• Manages University Advising budget of $25,000 including budget development and planning, forecasting and acting as an approving authority.
• Assure that program Degree Maps are updated annually and are easily available for students and advisors on the university web site.
• Provide updates to the university-wide advising community on changes to the Core Curriculum.
• Assist New Student Orientation with planning and implementing Advising Days for new first-year and transfer students.
• Promote the use of inclusive and equitable advising practices that serve all students.
• Collect, analyze, and report data that informs the way that advising practices, university procedures, and policies impact student success and use this data to inform strategies for improvement.
• Lead the review and revision of policies that impact the work that advisors do with students including, but not limited to Academic Probation, Fresh Start, Grade Forgiveness, Major Declaration, and Academic Standing.
• Update, maintain, and coordinate the online Academic Support module for students who are on academic probation.
• Hire, manage and coordinate the work of the Program Coordinator and graduate students.
• Update and maintain online resources related to University Advising.
• Provide training and professional development opportunities for advisors by hosting the Annual Advising Symposium and conducting regular meetings of the Advisors Network.

Application Process

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Institution Information

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Additional Information

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $75,539 to $85,000. 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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Contact Information

Mary Baitinger (


Required Qualifications

• A bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, business, public administration, health care, educational technology, social science, liberal arts, communications, accounting, finance, library science, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.
• Seven (7) years’ progressive responsible experience related to student advising, coaching or support.
• Experience analyzing and reporting on data.

Preferred Qualifications

• A master’s OR terminal degree in education, psychology, business, public administration, health care, educational technology, social science, liberal arts, communications, accounting, finance, library science, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
• Experience with program or project evaluation.
• Experience with strategic planning.
• 10 years of experience in Academic Advising in higher education.