The Director of College Advising develops and executes a strategic vision for Newcomb-Tulane College Academic Advising. The College Advising unit includes 35+ staff members. This dynamic organization supports the progress and completion of 8,000+ Tulane undergraduate students in the undergraduate college, which awards more than 1,500 bachelor’s degrees per year. This important unit leader oversees four Associate Directors who manage the operations, degree completion functions, and strategic student engagement and student athletes.
The Director is a member of the Retention and Strategic leadership team and collaborates with leaders in student support as well as contribute to strategic planning in the areas of retention, graduation, and the first-year experience. This position carries out the mission and values of Newcomb-Tulane College as well as Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow initiatives to ensure that BIPOC student support is a priority in advising.
The Director oversees assessment and data reporting for the College Advising unit as well as strategic partnerships with school units as they deliver major advising.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work weekends during special events
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Effective time management skills
Excellent project management skills
Great attention to detail
Ability to process and easily reference policies and regulations
Ability to work with CRM, Banner, Degree Works, and other software as needed.
Working knowledge of standard computer software such as office suite, email, etc. and ability to learn and utilize specific software necessary for academic and career advising practice
Ability and desire for continuous improvement and learning academic advising management best practices
Ability to motivate and inspire students and teams
Ability to resolve complaints
Required Education and/or Experience
Master’s Degree with 5 years of experience in academic and career advising (including experience with mentoring advisors and leading projects)OR
Bachelor’s Degree with 8 years of experience in academic and career advising (including experience with mentoring advisors and leading projects)
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