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Assistant Director for Academic Advising
|Job Type:||Administrative Other|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||30,000 & Over Students|
The College of Biological Sciences is a college of approximately 2,200 undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the life sciences at the University of Minnesota. The college offers eight majors and ten minors to prepare students to solve biological problems facing our world.
CBS Student Services is a team of 19 professional staff members; each contributing to the shared responsibility of advancing the mission and vision of the college. These staff serve students in three functional areas: academic advising, career coaching, and student engagement. The person in this role will co-lead a team of seven staff focused on academic advising, and will have a student caseload of about 125 undergraduate students. This role reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and International Programs.
Summary of Position
The two Assistant Directors of Academic Advising play a key role in executing CBS’ academic advising programming by developing and implementing advising programs, supervising the team of professional advising staff, and advising students. As members of the CBS Student Services leadership team, the Assistant Directors will have a collective responsibility for ensuring exceptional equity-minded student support services that facilitate student retention, degree attainment, and satisfaction.
Please note: this posting is for one position.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
10% Student Services Unit Leadership
The assistant directors will serve on the CBS Student Services Leadership Team and are responsible for not only representing the functional area but contributing to the leadership initiatives of the office overall.
30% Academic Advising Unit Leadership
All responsibilities for leadership and supervision for the academic advising responsibilities listed below will be shared by the two assistant directors for academic advising, both providing input on overall strategy and splitting responsibility for programmatic implementation. The assistant directors are charged with implementing the values of social equity, relationship-building, and student support towards degree attainment.
20% - Advising Staff Supervision
30% - Academic Advising & Student Advocacy
The cornerstone of academic advising is the ability to build authentic relationships with individuals with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. The responsibility of this role is to first build relationships, then utilize those relationships to holistically support and guide students throughout their undergrad career.
Build authentic relationships with students as you:
10% - Professional Development & Service
In the human resources website linked, enter job ID 331133. Instructions for using the University’s Employment System can be found here: https://humanresources.umn.edu/find-job/using-employment-system Funds are available for travel expenses for finalists. For more information about working in CBS Student Services, visit: https://z.umn.edu/workingincbs. The posting will close July 22.
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