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Assistant Director of Advising & Retention - School of Systems & Enterprises
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2021
Title Assistant Director of Advising & Retention - School of Systems & Enterprises
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Teaching & Learning
    Academic Advising

Job Description

Job Description
The Student Success team within the School of Systems & Enterprises (SSE) provides a wide range of support to undergraduate and graduate students in SSE programs throughout their time at Stevens, from admission through graduation.  The team also provides support to school faculty and central admissions offices in the recruitment of new students and operations.
Under the supervision of the Director of Student Success, the Assistant Director of Advising & Retention will serve as the main point of contact for all academic advising matters for SSE undergraduate and graduate students, manage all academic administrative matters (registration processes, academic plans, catalog updates, etc.), assess student academic progress and implement retention strategies, and other related tasks.

Key responsibilities for the Assistant Director position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the academic advising initiatives for all SSE undergraduate and graduate programs, using student development theory to implement appropriate advising structures and schedules for a diverse group of students, including but not limited to undergraduate, graduate, full-time, part-time, corporate, and international students.
  • Advise current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students about academic program requirements and provide registration guidance.
  • Coordinate semesterly advising sessions between students and their faculty advisors
  • Monitor student progress in Workday to ensure timely completion of programs.
  • Develop an academic support model to identify students at academic risk using key indicators such as non-attendance, incomplete grades, low grades in intro classes, and faculty feedback, and implement appropriate interventions to support the students.
  • Develop resources and programs for students who are at academic risk, including but not limited to tutoring services, peer advising programs, and faculty-led review sessions.
  • Work closely with the Director of Student Success to develop tools and surveys to assess student satisfaction and implement strategies to improve the SSE student experience.
  • Work closely with the Director of Student Success to develop student groups and activities, mentor student leaders, and implement community building initiatives.
  • Organize annual SSE academic events such as program orientations and awards ceremonies.
  • Create a series of workshops and programs that will increase student engagement and promote their academic, professional, and personal development.
  • Collaborate with program directors to identify areas for improvement in the academic services provided to SSE students.
  • Serve as primary contact to SSE faculty, staff, and students regarding school policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with offices across Stevens that are central to the job function such as the Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Academics, the Registrar, and International Student & Scholar Services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in student affairs or academic advising
  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Knowledge of relevant literature and research in the areas of college student development, retention, assessment, and evaluation
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data

Required Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively operate in a team environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of student development theory and retention strategies
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible schedule, which includes occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.

SSE Student Success
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