Assistant Director of Advising Services

Posted in on 07/09/2013

Columbus State Community College

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Columbus, OH


Columbus, OH

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Job Title: Assistant Director (Advising Services)
Department:Advising Services
Employment Status: Board Approved
Location: Columbus Campus
Employment Type: Administrator/Manager
Bargaining/Non-Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit
Internal Applicants Only? No
FLSA Status: Exempt
Targeted Hiring Range: $67,537
Pay Basis: Annually
Hour: Primarily, Monday-Friday 8:00 Р5:00, evenings and weekends if necessary
Job Description
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. Duties are numbered for convenience and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.1) Provides vision, leadership and management of dynamic, student-centered Advising, Transfer Center and New Student program within the context of a large, comprehensive, multi-campus community college that is resetting its strategic priorities on student success and attainment. As a leader, works collaboratively with other college leaders in supporting high school and university partnerships activities, college access and readiness programs, dual enrollment, and other emerging and innovative student success and attainment initiatives.

2) Leads and manages programs and services within the context of a large comprehensive community college with multiple campuses, numerous regional learning centers and a large distance learning program.

3) The office envisions a successful first year experience for all new students that stimulate intellectual growth, financial literacy, social responsibility, personal wellness, and career development, in addition to providing the families of undergraduate students with the tools to effectively assist their child through the transition process.

4) Create vision and strategy for college-wide orientation programming. Develop and implement orientation programming content for new students and their families. Coordinates specific orientation related programs or events (spring, summer, and autumn semesters). Develops comprehensive communication/marketing strategies and assessment plan.

5) Recruits, trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates COLS 1100 course instructors. Provides support materials and other instructional aids related to curriculum enhancement. Serve on COLS Oversight Committee and assist with assessing the effectiveness of the first year experience course.

6) Maintains responsibility for managing Advising Services human resources and works in collaboration with “matrix” staffing arrangements including the Columbus Campus, the Delaware Campus and Regional Learning Centers.

7) Participates in employee selection process. Supervises administrative staff by assigning and delegating tasks, providing direction, resolving work problems, communicating job expectations, training employees, and developing professional growth opportunities. Conducts annual employee evaluations, and recommends pay increases, promotions and other personnel actions. Administers disciplinary actions upon approval, and in collaboration with Human Resources.

8) Carries out, explains, interprets and enforces policy, and maintains responsibility for administering and managing department budget.

9) Collects, evaluates and reports data on department services. Administers ongoing systematic evaluation of services and programs needed. Develops and evaluates reliable and valid assessment tools.

10) Develops, maintains and evaluates departmental action plan to facilitate student success, retention and improved graduation rates.

11) Maintains confidentiality of student records and provides troubleshooting, problem solving, consultation and crisis management for students, staff, and faculty. Handles next-level of process for students in academic difficulty and student concerns, grievances or complaints.

13) Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required.

Required education/experience:
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Minimum qualifications for this position are: Masters Degree in College Student Personnel, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Education or closely related field with 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible closely related experience including supervising a team of student services professionals. Must have a demonstrated record of achievement and experience with a college-wide orientation program for new students. Managing a first year experience course and/or program preferred. Experience in facilitating faculty and staff training, adept at retention related data collection, assessment, and analysis is essential.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Knowledge of: Management principles and practices; organizational planning; policy development and implementation; budget management and administration; crisis intervention; human development; organizational and group dynamics; counseling and advising; student services in higher education; cultural diversity; research and evaluation; student information systems and emerging technology, retention practices, effective student programming and engagement techniques, and collegiate academic and administrative procedures (admissions, registration, financial aid, etc.).Ability to: Apply management principles to practical work situations; work as a team member; implement program evaluation and data analysis; demonstrate flexibility; manage multiple tasks and schedules; perform under fast paced, high stress work conditions; initiate and implement organizational change; work with a diverse student population; maintain confidential and sensitive information.

Skill in: Verbal and written communications; public speaking and training; facilitating meetings; conflict resolution; organization; effective listening; evaluation; operating general office equipment; operating computers; grants administration; solving organizational problems; budget management.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience at a community college similar to Columbus State.
Training/Certifications Required
State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).

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