Job Positions

Executive Director for Academic Advising/Posting Number AS00603P

Categories: Mid South Region 3

Department:

University Advisement - 25560

Institution:

East Tennessee State University

Date Posted:

Feb 26 2021 1:57PM

Close Date:

March 26 2021
 

Position Description

We are looking for a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as the Executive Director for Academic Advising at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). The Executive Director will serve as the principal leader for undergraduate advisement at the University, developing and leading major initiatives related to student success, retention and graduation. The Executive Director will provide advocacy and support for advisement; work with college advising leaders to foster cross-campus collaboration through establishing and maintaining memorandums of understanding; and advise senior leaders regarding achievement of strategic goals and application of national best practices across ETSU’s decentralized but standardized advising system. The Executive Director will lead ETSU’s program advisement and faculty mentorship initiatives; and will also oversee assessment of academic advising practices and outcomes across the University, providing reports and recommendations regarding continuous improvement. The Executive Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Enrollment, and will collaborate with individuals and units across campus to promote student success. Candidates for the position need to be accomplished individuals with knowledge of, and experience with, student success issues in higher education, best practices in academic advisement, and supporting first-generation and diverse student populations. 

Duties

• Serves as the principal leader for undergraduate advisement at the University
• Develops and leads major initiatives related to student success, retention and graduation
• Provides advocacy and support for advisement, working with college advising leaders to foster cross-campus collaboration through establishing and maintaining memorandums of understanding
• Advises senior leaders regarding achievement of strategic goals and application of national best practices across ETSU’s decentralized but standardized advising system
• Leads ETSU’s program advisement and faculty mentorship initiatives
• Oversees assessment of academic advising practices and outcomes across the University, providing reports and recommendations regarding continuous improvement
• Collaborates with individuals and units across campus to promote student success

Application Process

Apply online at: https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/17180
Please submit a resume with cover letter and contact information for three references. ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and advancing equity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Institution Information

Founded in 1911, ETSU is a comprehensive, regional university, with total enrollments in excess of 14,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU provides a student-centered community of learning, reflecting high standards and promoting a balance of liberal arts and professional preparation, and continuous improvement. The university conducts a wide array of educational and research programs and clinical services including a comprehensive Academic Health Sciences Center. Serving its students through 10 colleges, ETSU offers 140 academic programs to choose from at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The vision for ETSU is to provide a world-class environment to enhance student success and improve the quality of life in the region and beyond. ETSU is situated in what is commonly known as the “Appalachian Highlands” region and Johnson City is ranked by Forbes as a “Best Small Place for Business and Careers” in the U.S. Surrounded by rivers, lakes, mountains, and parks, Johnson City is an outdoors enthusiast’s dream. Asheville is less than an hour’s drive; Knoxville, just 90 minutes. ETSU is a sponsor of Division I athletics in the Southern Conference and a Center of Excellence in Sport Science and Coach Education. The area enjoys a moderate climate, a variety of festivals - such as the Corazon Latino Festival, the Umoja Festival, and Tri Pride; and attractions – including Bristol Motor Speedway and the Birthplace of County Music. Additional information about the University can be found at https://www.etsu.edu/ehome.

Additional Information

N/A

Contact Information

Scott Jeffress - jeffress@etsu.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

• Earned Master’s from a regionally accredited institution.
• Knowledge of student success issues in higher education and best practices in academic advisement.
• Minimum of five years experience in college-level academic advising, admissions, career counseling, or a related field, to include at least two years in supervisory roles in one or more of these areas.

Preferred Qualifications

• Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution
• Demonstrated success in increasing undergraduate student retention or graduation rates at a higher education institution
• Experience as an effective college-level academic advisor
• Demonstrated success in promoting use of electronic student success management systems in a higher education institution to advance student success
• Experience with using data analytics to inform academic advisement practices in a higher education institution