Further responsibilities include a wide range of executive and high level academic and operational duties of broad scope and complexity requiring outstanding professional ability, exceptional organizational skills, originality, mature judgment and a thorough knowledge of the academic and organizational structure of the campus. The AVP is a key player in advancing the university’s mission to empower students for success.
Major Duties of the job include:
- Coordinate systematic and collaborative linkages between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to design and implement a highly effective academic advising program, freshmen, sophomore, and transfer year experiences.
- Work with Academic Affairs colleges and schools and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to increase consistency, uniformity, and intentionality across the decentralized, shared advising model.
- Work in collaboration with colleges and schools associate deans to manage college advising centers in order to ensure timely, accurate, and effective advising.
- Establish and implement an academic strategic plan to develop a common consistent shared academic advising student experience across all centers.
- Research best practices in advising and make recommendations for improving advising practices, policies, and procedures in support of student success.
- Provide leadership with the Fifteen-to-Finish campaign and the California Promise program.
- Develop and implement effective advising tools to assist students in developing clear pathways to graduation and reduce time to degree.
- Design and implement a comprehensive advising assessment program and work with Office of Institutional Effectiveness in conducting assessment of campus advising functions and tracking of student success indicators.
- Compile reports detailing relevant and useful findings from research, and analysis of data and make recommendation for continuous improvement of advising and student success initiatives.
- Ensure efficient and effective communication of information related to advising and other student services matters throughout the University.
- Create and implement a comprehensive on-going advising training and professional development program for campus advisors.
- Plan, prepare, and effectively manage budget resources for assigned programs and departments.
- Directly supervise and evaluate professional advisors.
- Provide strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership that fosters a collegial environment.
- Design a comprehensive intervention program for undeclared students.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Secondary Duties of the job include:
- Serve on the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Leadership Team and the Executive Student Success Team.
- Work with Academic Affairs to review, define, and propose policy related to academic advising.
- Serve as a resource to faculty advisors on issues related to academic advising.
- Experience with web-based management systems such as PeopleSoft, u.Achieve, and GradesFirst.
- Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and commitment to diversity.
- Experience with research and preparing analytical and technical reports.
Minimum Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Experience with program development, evaluation, budgeting, fiscal management, and human resource management.
- Possess leadership qualities including effective motivation, supervision, delegation, planning, and assessment skills.
- Sound knowledge of student development theory and sensitivity to issues and needs of students from low-income, diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
- Knowledge of national trends in academic advising.
- Strong leadership and supervision skills with a proven ability to manage and lead a complex academic advising system.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and apply university rules, regulations, and policies.
- Provide leadership in the organization, implementation, and evaluation of programs and activities that support the personal and academic development of college students.
- Analyze problem situation, identify feasible solution and present recommendations in a concise, logical, and systematic manner.
- Exercise good problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Effectively train, mentor and communicate with staff, faculty, students, and others.
- Make practical, logical, objective decisions and put effective changes into practice.
- Use technology to enhance advising and orientation services.
- Establish and maintain positive and productive working relations with others.
- Support the mission of the University, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
- Have a history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations.
Education and Experience:
- Master's degree required
- Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration, student service programs, and/or teaching.
- Terminal degree
- Experience in a higher education academic advising or similar program and experience with program development, evaluation, fiscal management, and supervision.