Director for the Center for Academic Advising Services

Colorado School of Mines  |  Golden, CO

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Posted one day ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Director for the Center for Academic Advising Services

Job Type: Management
Location: Golden, CO
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 24433
Application Deadline: 02/14/2022


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Major Preference:
No Preference

Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

Colorado School of Mines

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research. Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job no: 495384
Work type Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Academic Advising/Support

Position Title
Director of the Center for Academic Advising Services
The Opportunity
Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Student Life, the Director of the Center for Academic Services & Advising (CASA) manages all aspects pertaining to undergraduate academic advising at Mines and academic support services within CASA. This management includes setting the strategic vision whilst providing the necessary leadership to accomplish set goals. More specifically, the Director will provide staff supervision, training, and development for all staff members. The Director will be the department liaison for faculty, Academic Affairs, the Registrar's Office, and all other university constituents. The Director supervises 3 professional staff members, indirectly supervises 10 Academic Advising Coordinators (AAC) and approximately 50 student staff members and is responsible for the department budget.

This is a full time, 12-month administrative faculty position.
Management and Execution of Academic Support Services (25%; essential)

Design, management, lead, and assess CASA efforts meant to academically support students, including the known efforts of CSM275, Academic Coaching, Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Faculty in CASA, major exploration, small to large academic programming, and undergraduate research opportunities. Below ore further details related to advisement management and leadership:

Work collaboratively with Associate Directors to effectively execute academic support efforts.
Lead assessment and development of efficacious academic support efforts.
Serve on the CARE team and liaison with the SOS Director on best practices to support students in need, including leading and delegating outreach to faculty for said students.

Withdrawal, Readmissions, and Returning Student Support (10%; essential)

Process all full withdrawals from the University and manage notification process to students and campus constituents.
Support students who take a leave of absence from the University with proactive messaging once per term.
Attend all Readmissions meetings; Associate Directors will attend Readmissions when two or more Readmissions rooms are needed.
Advise all X-mines returning students.

Management and Supervision: (25%; essential)

Oversee the hiring, training & development, supervision and evaluation, and termination, if necessary, of all professional staff and paraprofessional staff members within CASA.
Provide developmental, ongoing, and supportive supervision to Associate Directors and, when needed, Academic Advising Coordinators (AACs).
Provide coverage, bock-up, and support for subordinates as needed, and when appropriate.
Be available after hours for supervisee needs while also supporting AD and AAC after commitments, programs, and events, as appropriate and decided with Assistant Vice President for Student Life.

Office Management and Advancement: (15%; essential)

In collaboration with Assistant Vice President for Student Life and CASA Administrative Coordinator, administer proper stewardship, projection, and authority of office funds and budget.
Assess & report all aspects of CASA, including but not limited to, retention and student learning outcomes.
Create & strategically coordinate all office marketing, publications, visible presence, and communication within the university and outside the university.
Update and maintain CASA web design, content, and marketing initiatives.
Assist as needed with all student life programs, events, and specialty weekends.
Aid and support to faculty and academic departments in need.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Three or more years of budget stewardship and responsibility
Three or more years of professional supervision of multiple professional staff members
Five or more years of post-secondary / higher-education professional experience
Earned Master's Degree
Evidence of a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access via professional pursuits or endeavors

Preferred Qualifications

Earned or pursuit of a terminal or master's degree in a relevant field
Demonstrable experience with assessment and research at a collegiate level
Previous multi-tier professional supervision
Advising or teaching experience with an engineering/sciences population
Experience teaching a credit-bearing class at a collegiate level
Strong organization skills, interpersonal, project management experience, public speaking abilities, leadership competencies, and significant computational skills

About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community - offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.
Equal Opportunity
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines' commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.
Pay Range
$ 73,900 - $87,700

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate's education, training and experience as well as the position's scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.
Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Applications must be received by January 16th, 2022 to receive consideration.
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.

Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's vaccination guidance.

Advertised: Dec 10, 2021 Mountain Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 16, 2022 11:55 PM Mountain Standard Time

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