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Associate Director of Academic Advising

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Job no: 500536
Department: Arts & Science College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Advising, Counseling
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Associate Director of Academic Advising
Job Summary:

Associate Director of Academic Advising provides leadership and supervision in the undergraduate advising office; coordinates: training of new advisors, office retention initiatives, and orientation programs.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Associate Director of Academic Advising supervises a portion of the full time professional advisors; participates on search committees and onboarding efforts for office; provides significant leadership to Assistant Directors and Academic Advisors to respond to complex inquiries and guidance regarding academic policies, university procedures, and best practices; frequently assists the Assistant Dean with department leadership tasks; responds to timely and sensitive inquiries from faculty, parents, and students; coordinates liaison relationships with other academic divisions; oversees retention outreach and serves on university committee(s) to facilitate retention initiatives; manages large-scale communication to arts and science undergraduates in support of retention; leads advisors in retention outreach efforts; academically advises assigned students including but not limited to interpreting campus policies and procedures, co-creating degree completion plans and articulating progress, setting and defining goals, identifying course equivalencies at domestic and international institutions, exploring academic programs and careers, referring to appropriate campus resources, and supporting student development and engagement. Supports students outside of the division who are interested in pursuing our majors or minors and drop-in advising. Assists in recruiting new and prospective first year and transfer students through individual advising appointments, small group information sessions, and large-scale divisional events; coordinates with the Assistant Dean advising and registration processes in new student orientation programs; participates in long-term, strategic planning for the advising office; provides ongoing assessment and advising; other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Academic Advising, College Student Personnel, Student Affairs and Higher Education, (psychological) Counseling, or other closely related field; at least 5 years full-time work experience in professional advising; professional experience using Excel/Google Sheets, Banner, uAchieve, and internet applications.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime and indefinite basis.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with significant advising and professional experience in an undergraduate arts and science program, supervisory experience, 7 years of professional experience in an undergraduate advising office, superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; advanced experience with Excel/Google Sheets, Banner, uAchieve, and internet applications; ability to work effectively and build relationships with a variety of stakeholders in different contexts, including faculty, staff, and students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Ted Peters at

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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin July 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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