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Director - Academic Advising

Company: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Director - Academic Advising

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 11084
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Org Marketing Statement

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property-for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on USTA Today or on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

UTSA, situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.Posting End Date: Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM CDT on 11/26/2023. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.Salary Range: $70,000 annualizedHours: up to 40 hours per week, exempt.Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and Cover Letter are required. Please submit both files as PDFs. Essential Functions

    Job SummaryFunction:To direct the daily operations of an academic advising unit, including supervision of professional staff, university academic advising personnel hiring and unit training, problem resolution with students and personnel. To serve as liaison to Dean, Associate Dean, Faculty members, Senior Vice Provost of Student Success, and other administrative offices at UTSA.Scope:Responsible for working collaboratively across all UTSA units to develop and implement practical solutions to complex problems; understanding and communicating the needs of specific populations of students to administrators and faculty, implementing and communicating institutional rules to students; understanding and communicating the needs of staff and students to administrators for the improvement of student advising, facilitating the exchange of academic advising information to all concerned parties; work collaboratively with the Executive Director of Advising and Senior Vice Provost for Student Success.Core ResponsibilitiesTypical:
  • Responsible for daily supervision of academic advisors.
  • Interact with and perform various outreach functions with groups, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, community members, and parents.
  • Meet with students to resolve any advising issues or concerns.
  • Explore new practical research models for effective delivery of academic advising or develop new assessment programs.
  • Assist in the coordination of activities among the UTSA academic advising community.
  • Develop and implement unit projects.
  • Ensure timely communication of information from SeniorVice Provost for Student Success, and Executive Director to professional staff.
  • Prepare required reports, and other projects as required by SeniorVice Provost for Student Success, Executive Director of Advising, or Associate Deans.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director of Advising and Senior Instructional Manager to recruit, train, and evaluate professional staff within the advising unit.
  • Perform other duties as required. Periodic:
  • Participate in professional conferences and individual professional development activities.
  • Serve on committees relevant to the mission of academic advising and the unit. Required Qualifications
    • Master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
    • Eight years of progressive experience in a higher educational setting.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated independent decision-making and problem-solving ability.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Preferred Qualifications
      • Master's degree in Higher Education.
      • Ten years of experience with a minimum three years experience in academic advising and two years direct supervisory experience.
      • Knowledge of student information systems/platforms such as Banner and DegreeWorks.
      • Excellent teamwork skills. Additional Information
        • UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.
        • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
        • Applicants selected for the interview must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States if selected for hire.
        • At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received.
        • Currently you are applying for a position in UTSA Academic Advising. Please note that as enrollment changes, your appointment in particular areas/disciplines may change.
        • Applicants must specifically address in their resume and cover letter how they meet all required education, experience, and skills for this position.
        • Applicants selected for the interview must provide an advising portfolio at the time of the interview. Interviewees may also be required to facilitate a presentation at the time of the interview.
        • The required education must be completed by December 31, 2023. Working Conditions
          • Office Environment.
          • Occasional after hours and weekend work or overtime may be required.
            Physical Demands:
            • Sedentary work; sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary, if walking and standing are required, only occasionally.
            • Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasional. This position will be primarily located on campus. Travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility.Equal Employment OpportunityAs an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to


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