|Official Job Title||Executive Director of Academic and Career Advising|
|Department||Center for Academic and Career Advising and Development|
|Position Type||Non-Teaching Academic Staff|
|Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)||St. Norbert College (SNC), a nationally-ranked, private, Catholic, liberal arts college is seeking an Executive Director of Academic and Career Advising and Development (ED). This ED is a strategic leader who plays a pivotal role in enabling student development and success. SNC seeks to reimagine and align its advising and career services with best practices and will look to this key leader to enable that transformation. The ED reports to the chief academic officer.|
|Job Summary||Collaborating closely with faculty, as well as with peer and senior administrators, and academic and career development staff, the ED provides vision, leadership, and positive energy to the SNC academic and career advising community, including all aspects of traditional undergraduate advising and career development from first-time enrollment through degree attainment. This leadership position encompasses planning, directing, coordinating, implementing, and assessing traditional undergraduate career development and academic advising services, including designing and overseeing innovative programs across the span student’s enrollment at SNC, including as examples, internships, on-campus employment, and other experiential learning opportunities including service learning. The ED will build and maintain a robust pool of external internship options and an extensive network of partnerships and relationships with employers (including alumni) in the region.ED functions include coordinating faculty and staff advisor efforts in addressing student academic scheduling needs and exploring and attaining students’ career goals; supporting retention initiatives including course and career advising, the training and oversight of advisors, as well as strategic leadership for career counselors who develop, implement, and evaluate recruiting systems, programs, and events that connect employers with SNC’s students, faculty, and alumni.
The ED also designs and oversees implementation of a holistic case management model to guide students throughout academic planning, career exploration and decision-making; academic progress monitoring and interventions; academic and learning support; and collaborates with academic and other departments to coordinate and evaluate programs, support services, and activities that underpin student success.
|required Minimum Qualifications||Education –
Experience and Credentials –
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities –
The College may consider equivalent credentials, licensures, training, or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
|supervision exercised over:||
Staff in Center for Academic and Career Advising and Development; collaborate with faculty directly engaged in advising work
|Responsibilities||Oversee integration of SNC’s career and academic advising efforts, moving toward a more blended academic and career advising model that bolsters equity and student success. Work collaboratively with a range of campus stakeholders to plan and implement holistic career and advising redesign. Establish strategic vision, goals, and metrics (Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)) aligned with the College strategic plan for the Center for Academic and Career Advising and Development in collaboration with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Affairs. Provide strategic leadership and accountability for delivery of high-quality, high impact advising and career services, including academic planning; academic progress monitoring and interventions; degree progress guidance; career exploration and decision-making; external and internal partnership development; resource referral; internship and employment development. – 40%
Develop and maintain employer and divisional partnerships that result in a broad array of on and off-campus internship options for students. Enable job and internship placement and employer interaction with SNC students. Partner closely with internal and external stakeholders to inform the design of systems, structures and tools that support consistent and quality delivery of services for students, such as: technology platforms, high-impact practices, career and affinity-focused communities for various academic disciplines, job search strategies, workshops, job/internship fairs, continuous improvement practices, and other related services to support academic and career advising. – 30%
Exercise overall managerial responsibility for academic advising and career development center and staff, including program and policy and budget development, management, and oversight. – 10% Serve as primary liaison for undergraduate academic advising faculty and professional staff. Develop and implement training for professional and faculty advisors in conjunction with the Office of Faculty Development. – 10%
Serve as a key member of the various college committees and provide a strong influential presence within the Divisions of Academic, Enrollment, and Student Affairs regarding their involvement and influence in campus wide student success and retention initiatives. -10%
Perform additional duties as assigned and attend College required training. Regular attendance required. Work in a manner that is aware of personal safety and the safety of others and observe safety, health and sanitation codes, regulations, or practices required by the College or governmental authorities.
|Application Instructions||Apply online: https://stnorbert.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SNC_Careers/details/Executive-Director-of-Academic-and-Career-Advising-and-Development_JR100894|
|Continuous (Open Until Filled?)||Yes|
|If Continuous, Initial Review Date||5/5/2023|
|Contact name||Mindy Leiterman|
The application can be accessed here.