Director of First-Year Advising and Academic Initiatives
Location: Notre Dame, IN Open Date: Mar 19, 2019 Deadline:
Description:Reporting directly to the Assistant Provost for Academic Advising, the Director of First- Year Advising and Academic initiatives is responsible for coordinating advising; course scheduling; and academic enhancement initiatives for first-year students. Working with the advising offices in the degree-granting colleges (Arts and Letters, Engineering, the Mendoza College of Business, and Science) and schools (Architecture and the Keough School of Global Affairs), the Director will have the following specific duties:
Administration of the summer schedule building, spring registration, and final college declaration processes for first-year students
Facilitation - in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs - of the University's Welcome Weekend and Moreau First Year Experience programming
Monitoring of first-year student advising, academic progress, students-of-concern, and changes in college intent/majors across all colleges and schools within the University
Facilitation of an integrally networked community of practice among locally embedded first-year advisors
Oversight of selected complementary learning and special initiatives targeted specifically toward first-year students
Maintenance of liaison relationships with the directors of advising in the University's undergraduate degree-granting colleges and schools and participation in the assessment of first-year advisors
Working in collaboration with local directors of academic advising to ensure that a vibrant student-centered advising ethos is maintained for all first-year students across the university
The Director is supported in this work by a cadre of administrative support staff, the total number and responsibilities of which will be determined in consultation with the Assistant Provost for Academic Advising.
Qualifications: Masters Degree required, PhD or equivalent administrative track record preferred.
The ideal candidate will possess: significant advising and administrative experience in a higher education setting; excellent leadership, communication, teaching, and interpersonal skills; the ability to successfully interact with a diverse faculty, staff, and student cohort; the ability to bring complex initiatives with multiple stakeholders to fruition; and a demonstrable interest and established record of success in personnel management.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
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