Director, Undergraduate Advising Center At Goodell

University of Massachusetts Amherst in Massachusetts

Date Posted May 12, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Director, Undergraduate Advising Center At Goodell

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Office of Undergraduate Advising provides comprehensive advising for the University’s undeclared and exploratory students. We are seeking a full-time Director for the Undergraduate Advising Center at Goodell who will work under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean to oversee advising programs and services for undergraduate students developing academic plans to progress towards an academic major. Directs cross-college New Students’ Orientation advising services, advisor training and development activities, staff work assignments and performance evaluations. Collaborates with campus colleagues to foster student achievement, retention and advancement. Oversees an operational budget, member of the Assistant Provost’s Leadership Team and works with a large, culturally diverse faculty and undergraduate student population.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree (preferably in higher education or guidance and counseling) and more than five years’ experience working in an academic advising setting in higher education. Experience working with first-year students, with undeclared majors, honors level and the academically at-risk. Experience with curriculum development and delivery through various seminars targeting college adjustment and student success. Experience in program evaluation, data analysis, and assessment of student learning. Experience with technological enhancements and tools for advising services. Experience in staff selection, supervision, training, evaluation and development of advising methods. Experience working with a large, culturally diverse faculty and undergraduate student population and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others, to identify and achieve shared goals. Supervisory and training experience in an advising or academic support unit.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience monitoring, setting spending priorities, and authorizing expenditures from a general operating budget. Membership and participation in a professional association that fosters advisor development and student success (i.e., National Academic Advising Association). College–level coursework in an Arts and Science discipline.

Salary Hiring Range: $60,500–$76,500

Normal Starting Salary Range: $60,500–$68,500

For the full description and required online application, please visit Please submit letter of application, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references by Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected groups members