Job Details
Director of Center for Academic Advising
S2100414
Management
Academic Advising (210015)
Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to your start date. Vaccination cards should be submitted to hr-medrec@stockton.edu.  If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a waiver request.  If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus when you cannot be socially distanced, and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

Under the direction of the Associate Provost for Academic Success, the Director, Center for Academic Advising will fulfill all the responsibilities and expectations of Stockton staff as outlined in the University’s Policies and Procedures on Staff Evaluation. Specifically, they will serve in the following ways at Stockton:  

  1. Provide leadership and supervision in the overall operation of the academic advising program and the Center for Academic Advising, including, but not limited to: 
  • Student centered service with distinction, including advisement of assigned preceptees and walk-in students
  • Coordination and dissemination of advising information and procedures, advising program evaluation, and improvements in printed and digital media
  • Training for registration and ongoing advisement and professional development for faculty and staff throughout the academic year
  • Participation in dismissal/readmission actions, assignment of students to preceptors
  • Coordination of academic advising record maintenance and usage functions
  • Oversee the articulation of transfer credits 
  • Oversee budgetary operations
  1. Guide and support equitable and inclusive advising practices for student success, including retention and degree completion, using academic planning tools, retention software, transfer articulation, and degree audit solutions that help students understand and navigate the University’s curriculum requirements
  1. Develop and oversee placement, skills, and aptitude testing, such as Accuplacer, TOEFL, CLEP, GRE, etc.  
  1. Conduct continued assessment of advances in advising techniques, philosophies, and Stockton student data, implementing modifications and advancements as appropriate. Using the?NACADA?Concept of Academic Advising, will lead the Center through a comprehensive review of its advising models and practices
  1. Collaborate with the Office of Admissions on development and maintenance of articulation agreements with two-year colleges and disseminate articulation information to the Stockton community
  1. Develop recommendations for academic policy and procedure improvements
  1. Create and maintain communication with and among advising units across campus to coordinate efforts, share information, and promote the use of best practices in academic advising
  1. Work with partners across the university, including Student Affairs, to co-create and implement data-informed interventions designed to improve student success through innovation and refinement of advising practices
  1. Serve as a liaison between Academic Advising and academic departments as well as student support units. In collaboration with the Registrar: 
  • Review schedule of courses needed for all programs utilizing the Must Take-May-Take feature of Degree Works. 
  • Coordinate with schools to inform/assist with needed courses for scheduling. 
  • Advise the Provost’s office on academic matters such as canceled classes, schedule changes, student problems with faculty members, etc. 
  1. Represent Academic Advising on various committees, at Admissions and New Student Orientation events, Commencement related activities, and other university-related functions, including some evening and weekend events
  1. Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Provost for Academic Success and/or the Provost and Vice President
  2. Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of Higher Education
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience providing academic advising to students at the postsecondary level  
  • Experience in higher education with demonstrated accomplishments and knowledge of the current higher education advising landscape and related national trends
  • Supervisory (or leadership equivalent) experience, skills, and capabilities to lead a team that supports students
  • Experience with making data informed decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Doctorate in Higher Education Administration or an academic discipline preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations, including international students and programs to support them
  • Demonstrated history of overseeing support services for diverse populations to improve retention and graduation rates by closing equity gaps and fostering engagement
  • Demonstrated commitment to the educational development of students
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership, planning, problem-solving, organizational, project management, and customer support skills
  • Demonstrated comprehensive computer skills and experience, with the ability to quickly learn technology platforms for Academic Advising and Academic Planning. Experience with Ellucian Banner and Degree Works
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain strong relationships within a multi-dimensional environment
Letter of Interest, Resume

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A current resume
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone

 

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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