Director of Strategic Initiatives for University Division (Academic Advising Leader)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 303575
UNIVERSITY DIVISION (BL-UDIV-IUBLA)
University Division promotes student success by engaging with students to assist their transition into Indiana University Bloomington, to educate them about academic disciplines and enrichment opportunities, and to prepare them to progress into their chosen degree-granting programs. We collaborate with students to develop informed educational plans that align with their personal, academic and career goals, and challenge them to pursue meaningful experiences inside and outside the classroom.
University Division is a unit within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education on the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University.
Under the direction of the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of Advising, this position is responsible for the creation of long-term strategic objectives, academic policies, requirements, processes, and partnerships for University Division (UD) including the development, implementation, and assessment of support programs for the Center for Student in Transition (SIT) and Professional Development opportunities for UD advisors.
Contributes on senior leadership teams to formulate strategic planning and the highest-level operational objectives for academic advising areas.
Establishes long-term business plans and long-term strategic objectives.
Ultimately responsible for escalated operational issues, including human resources and/or people management situations. Conducts a variety of personnel actions including but not limited to hiring and dismissal.
Drives innovation and excellence within the area of academic advising; reviews and creates policies and procedures.
Determines budget priorities for academic advising teams; reviews and approves financial proposals; has significant fiscal responsibilities that require frequent interaction with executive leaders.
Serves as a member of executive committees and various university committees that drive overall campus advising strategy.
Develops business relationships across the university and externally. Serves on various university committees, communities of practice, and campus-wide task forces.
Stays up-to-date on new academic advising standards, technologies, policies, and procedures and works collaboratively with other academic advising leaders across departments and/or campuses in determining standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures; ensures the adoption and implementation of best practices.
Collaborates frequently with offices outside of academic advising functional areas.
Directly responds to academic advising related complaints.
Master's degree in higher education student affairs, counseling, or related field
Master's degree in related field such as counseling, social work, college student personnel, student affairs administration, higher education, social sciences, human development, etc
Completed master's degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education
5 years in student affairs, teaching, academic advising, or related field
3 years of management experience in relevant field
Previous experience in a student-focused, higher education environment is highly desired
5 years of progressive administrative responsibility and experience working with college students, academic advisors, faculty, and staff in higher education
2 years of supervisory experience
Presentation and/or teaching experience at the college level
5 years of academic advising administration or student development administration experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent collaboration and team building skills
Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
Instills commitment to organizational goals
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
Effective conflict management skills
Builds and manages effective teams
Effective leadership skills
Ability to represent the company with external constituents
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Comfortable with leading implementation and strategic use of technology
Demonstrates success with program development, implementation, and on-going program management
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrates organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
Experience developing and coordinating programs and services for students
Experience supervising, managing, and evaluating personnel
Experience with software commonly utilized in higher education (student information systems, database systems, MS Office, degree audit software, early alert systems, etc.)
Demonstrates ability to learn and adapt to new IT platforms
Demonstrates knowledge of best practices in developmental academic advising, staff development, and student success programs
Experience in the design and implementation of academic advisor professional development programs
Experience in the management and evaluation of professional or faculty advisors
Knowledge of advising theory and practice and of student development theory and practice
Engagement within professional student affairs, higher education, or advising organizations such as the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
Experience working with diverse student populations and commitment to fostering an inclusive, welcoming environment for students and staff
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Salary range $70,000 - $75,000 annually
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.