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Director of Academic Advising
Cape Cod Community College

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2019
Title Director of Academic Advising
University Cape Cod Community College
West Barnstable, MA, United States
Department Advising and Counseling
Application Deadline Oct. 22, 2019
Position Start Date November 2019
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - Counseling Services

Provide leadership in all facets of program design, academic advising services, staff development, systems development and program assessment for Academic Advising including: Advising Center, Transfer Advising, Student Readiness, and all advising technology.

Leadership and Management
1. Oversees the delivery of proactive advising services for all prospective and current students.
2. Provides strategic vision, aligning departmental goals with institutional strategic plans.
3. Ensures student records and departmental practices are in compliance with local and federal policy and guidelines.
4. Engages with regional and national organizations for professional development.
5. Develops and implements campus-wide advisor professional development opportunities.
6. Oversees academic intervention initiatives such as Student Success/Early Intervention, Academic Review, Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal.
7. Directs the training and on-going support for technology-enabled advising technology including EXi Advising and Early Alert.
8. Maintains a caseload of advisees.
9. Provides leadership and direction to the Office of Student Readiness. Remains current on academic preparation as it relates to student enrollment and retention.
10. Collaborates with the Director of Institutional Research in on-going assessment of the effectiveness of the department. Coordinates planning and evaluation activities and oversees reports, program reviews and strategic planning, etc.
11. Oversees the advisor assignment process as prescribed by college policy and the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
12. Collaborates with academic leadership to ensure consistent advising practices campus-wide.
13. Serves as Jenzabar advising and early alert module manager. Attends Jenzabar Operations committee meetings.

1. Supervises professional and administrative staff including academic advisors, student readiness staff, enrollment counselor, and administrative staff.
2. Assists in the search process for new employees.
3. Clearly defines and evaluates performance expectations.
4. Communicates information to staff via multiple platforms; conducts weekly staff meetings.
5. Maintains staff schedules, requests for time off, and weekly timesheet approval.
6. Promotes a positive work environment which encourages free exchange of ideas and empowers staff development.
7. Conducts annual performance evaluations.

Fiscal Management and Contract Services
1. Prepares and monitors annual budgets for all departmental programs and activities.
2. Supports campus grant activities, goals, and reporting requirements.

Other Duties
1. Participates in the planning and implementation of all matters pertaining to the division of Student Services and Enrollment Management.
2. Serves on College Meeting committees and other committees as assigned.
3. Develops, manages, and implements other related projects as necessary.

1. Master’s degree in education, student personnel, counseling, or a master’s degree with five years of progressively more responsible work experience in academic advising, student retention or student success programs, including staff development and evaluation in a college setting.
2. Two years of supervisory experience.
3. Experience using technology in the advising process, academic pathways, and student retention services.
4. Knowledge of student development theory and practice to improve student retention.
5. Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills; adaptable and flexible.

1. Fluent speaker and writer of Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese, or other world language.
2. Community college experience.
3. Experience with the integration of technology and alternative delivery systems of instruction in the teaching-learning-advising process.

  • Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other applicable statutes and College policies. Cape Cod Community College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations shall be directed to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, at the number and address below. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, P. Paul Alexander, located in the Nickerson Administration Building, (508)362-2131 ×4307, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Cape Cod Community College
    2240 Iyannough Road
    West Barnstable, MA 02668
  • 774-330-4306


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