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Davis, CA Full Time Posted by: University of California, Davis Posted: Thursday, 26 March 2020
 
 

The Executive Director for Academic Advising (ED-AA) is the campus expert focused on improving the experience of all undergraduate students through enhanced advising and coordinated support for the academic and co-curricular advising community. As the campus expert on trends and best practices in academic advising, the incumbent must possess and apply in-depth knowledge and experience in the field of academic advising policy and practice. The ED-AA relies on strong relationship building skills and broad community engagement. The incumbent leads the central campus initiatives to professionally develop and train advisors to work with diverse populations. In partnership with key stakeholders, the ED-AA determines and guides work on projects, programs and initiatives in order to work toward consistent, high-quality academic advising for all undergraduates. The ED-AA has administrative oversight for the Academic Advising Enrichment (AAE) team. The ED-AA also is responsible for positioning UC Davis as a recognized leader in academic advising across research universities nationally and internationally.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sit for extended periods at a computer workstation, reading fine print online and hard copy.
Bend, stoop, reach, lift and shift boxes, equipment, supplies, maneuver conference room furniture and files weighing up to 30lbs
Travel to various campus office locations throughout the year.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work a flexible schedule and occasional evenings and weekends as needed to meet operational needs.
Restricted vacation during peak workload periods
Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions
Manage and complete projects in an environment with multiple deadlines, frequent interruptions, background distractions, traffic and noise from competing activities.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
Masters degree in advising, higher education administration, counseling or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working with culturally diverse communities at an institution with shared governance
Demonstrated ability to promote and model fairness, respect, inclusiveness, empathy, integrity, ethical conduct, and equitable outcomes consistent with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies.
Documented experience tracking program effectiveness, executing student needs assessments, assessing academic advising learning outcomes, and using these data to inform broad recommendations.
Collaborative aptitude and consulting expertise to affect institutional change in a complex organization while exercising discretion, tact, and diplomacy with stakeholders at all levels.
Documented success implementing structural improvements using change leadership methods.
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and research patterns of student academic needs and to develop strategies and programs to successfully meet needs.
Experience supervising, training, evaluating, and managing large-scale operations and professional staff in an academic advising unit.
Advanced understanding of curricular elements and structures.
Experience analyzing published research in academic advising and proposing practical, evidence-based recommendations for academic advising practice.
Writing, editing and proofreading skills to compose correspondence, prepare clear and concise summaries, and construct complex, high-level proposals and summary reports.
Preferred:
Doctoral degree in advising, higher education administration, educational leadership, counseling or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience conducting research on academic advising that is of value to campus advising practice.
A demonstrated advanced knowledge of the field of student advising and adult learning theories and practices.
Ability to interpret and apply complex rules and regulations governing undergraduate education in a research university.


Davis, CA, United States of America
Education
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3/26/2020 12:16:09 PM

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