Director, PCEC Advising Center
Job no: 494394
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
The Director of the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing (PCEC) Advising Center is responsible for organizing the operation of a full-scale professional advising program in the College. The Director leads a team of professional advising staff in the coordination and delivery of academic advising services to students pursuing majors and/or minors in the Padnos College of Engineering & Computing. The Director also supports PCEC K-12 outreach efforts in collaboration with the PCEC Outreach Coordinator. This position collaborates with campus partners to develop, enhance, and implement a comprehensive array of academic advising services that are available to all students and that positively impact student retention and success at GVSU. These partners include, but are not limited, to: academic units and faculty across the college; other college advising centers; Admissions; Registrar; Financial Aid; Student Academic Success Center; Disability Support Services; student success programming across the university; affinity groups; and other academic colleges and units. The Director of the PCEC Advising Center also understands and embraces the complex administrative structures at a public comprehensive institution and works to develop strong partnerships with constituencies across campus.
- Strengthen the mission, vision, and goals of the PCEC Advising Center, in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, and ensure that it embraces and values a shared commitment to providing equitable, inclusive, and effective advising services for all students.
- Build advising services that are inclusive of the needs of the diverse student population at GVSU, with specific attention directed towards closing gaps in access and success for underrepresented students.
- Administer the day-to-day operations and supervisory responsibilities for the Center, including the supervision of professional advising staff, support staff, graduate assistants, and student employees.
- Work collaboratively with the Center staff, faculty, unit heads, and other campus partners to develop and implement early alert campaigns to engage students with advising, as well as the effective delivery of wrap-around advising services to all PCEC students.
- Partner with the PCEC K-12 Outreach Coordinator on college and university outreach efforts and summer camps.
- Identify and implement critical outreach campaigns to students experiencing academic difficulties and provide timely and effective intervention strategies to increase student success and retention. Specific attention is to be paid to underrepresented students in collaboration with other support services across campus.
- Coordinate the assignment of professional academic advisors to all PCEC students, as well as lead the Center’s efforts to meet with all new-to-GVSU students during their first year.
- Coordinate the Center’s involvement in new student advising and registration sessions for first-year, transfer, and international students.
- Interpret, disseminate and apply all university and college standards and policies as they pertain to student records, degree, major, and graduation requirements. Use these policies to identify potential solutions to student issues.
- Provide intentional, individualized, and meaningful supervision and professional development for the professional advising staff in the Center.
- Manage the budget allocated to the Center and provide fiscally responsible supervision of funds.
- Identify and utilize critical data points to evaluate the impact of advising services on the academic progress and success rate of students in achieving academic success, progressing towards graduation, and using this information to make data-informed enhancements to advising services based on these trends.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the PCEC Dean in support of the vision of the college and the mission of the university and collaborate on college and university initiatives to support student success and retention.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Master's degree in Education or related field.
- Minimum six (6) years of experience working in higher education administration and/or academic advising areas, or a combination of related experience and degree.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated budgetary experience.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across academic disciplines and areas of student support.
- Higher education experience working specifically with academic advising services resulting in increased student persistence and student retention, including closing equity gaps.
- Demonstrated leadership skills in providing constructive and supportive supervision to a diverse staff of students, team members and support staff.
- Skilled in the use of varying types of student support technology such as Banner, Microsoft suite, EAB – Navigate or other student software.
- Demonstrated expertise in the theory and practice of enhancing the academic success of first-generation and underrepresented students. (preferred)
- Possess the NACADA Academic Advising Certificate or a Master’s degree in Academic Advising. (preferred)
- Experience in the Appreciative Advising model. (preferred)
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience in K-12 outreach. (preferred)
Salary: $65,000 – $72,000, commensurate with experience.
Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel may be required. May require work hours beyond the typical 40-hour work week and outside of the 8:00 – 5:00 work day.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Campus: Grand Rapids
How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now", please attach the following: a cover letter, CV/resume, and provide three (3) professional references including names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview.
Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin October 5th, 2022. The posting and application deadline will be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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