Executive Director-Center for Academic Excellence (Job Announcement) Howard University #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs


Job Title:
Executive Director – Center for Academic Excellence
Job ID:
Howard University
Full/Part Time:


The Executive Director is responsible for providing oversight and coordination of university wide student centered academic advising and support services to undergraduate students. This includes developing and implementing institutional retention initiatives to ensure student success.



Responsible for providing supervision for one or more functions within a department.  Formally plans, assigns, directs, and coordinates the work of these functions.  Typically responsible for performing some non-supervisory duties in addition to supervisory responsibilities.  May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or pay performance..



Internal contacts include the Office of the Provost, Deans, Enrollment Management Directors, faculty advisors, undergraduate professional advisors in the schools and colleges, staff and students.  External contacts include representatives of other institutions, associations, and organizations.



Oversee and supervise the academic advising, new student orientation, and related academic support services in the Center for Academic Excellence

Coordinate the development of an annual retention plan focused on institutional needs and goals.

Identifies and pursues external funding opportunities.

Supervise and ensure an effective advisor and staff training program

Assess academic support, student success, and retention initiatives; manage and analyze retention related data.

Keep current on philosophy, trends, and best practices in academic advising and incorporate knowledge into institutional advising programs.

Supervise, guide and develop academic support programming in the Center for Academic Excellence

Ensure faculty and professional advising runs smoothly and effectively in the schools and colleges.

Collaborate with Enrollment Management and Student Affairs to coordinate academic support and retention efforts.

Maintain accurate data for reports and informed decision-making.  Assists with the analysis of enrollment and persistence patterns of students and utilize other relevant data collection and analysis.

Write and submit periodic reports

Chair, co-chair or otherwise serve on Advising and Retention committees, task forces and councils.

Coordinate targeted student success efforts for various cohorts of at-risk students

Perform other duties as assigned


Required Education and Skills

Master’s degree in related field of human development, education, or counseling. (Doctoral degree strongly preferred)

Five to seven years of demonstrated leadership experience in an advising, academic support, or a related department within student services.

Minimum three years of management experience that includes planning, budging, personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluation of staff.

3-5 years teaching experience; preferably in a college or university

Prior administrative experience in a college or university required.

Strong analytical skills including data gathering, analysis, assessment and evaluation and evidence based planning

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish positive working

 Equal Employment Opportunity
 The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1316.




Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services (Job Announcement) Winston-Salem State #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services

Institution: Winston Salem State University
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
  • University Administration – Academic Affairs
Posted: 10/28/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION: Winston-Salem State University invites applications for a dynamic leader for the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services, University College and Lifelong Learning (UCaLL). The Assistant Dean will report to the Associate Provost and Dean for University College and Lifelong Learning and is responsible for the leadership of the academic advising programs and related services which facilitate students’ successful matriculation and retention. The Assistant Dean provides leadership to a staff who plans and implements the academic advisement programs and services for all pre-majors of the University. The Assistant Dean will also collaboratively work with the UCaLL leadership team and other appropriate faculty and staff. They will ensure that necessary resources are in place to provide and assess effective advising services which will enhance the retention and ultimate graduation of students. In addition, the Assistant Dean will work with the Associate Provost and Dean of University College and Lifelong Learning to ensure that the strategic initiatives of the Division are successfully implemented.

COMPETENCIES: Responsible for the strategic oversight and ongoing development and delivery of the University’s advising system for all undergraduate students;

Responsible for the development, enhancement, and implementation of a comprehensive plan for academic advising, grounded in best practices and research;

Develops, enhances, and implements regularly scheduled and on-going training programs for Academic Success Counselors, faculty advisors and peer mentors;

Works closely with department chairs, faculty advisors and administrators to enhance advising relationships with students;

Provides timely and appropriate academic advising/interventions for at-risk students, especially those who are on academic probation and/or have been suspended/reinstated to the university;

Participates in new student orientations to ensure that all incoming undergraduate students are fully informed about curriculum requirements and expectations;

Identifies and recommends new program initiatives and opportunities to strengthen and expand current advising processes;

Works closely with University constituents to ensure that Lifelong Learning advising programs and services are consistent with and closely integrated with the University’s strategic plan and academic mission;

Provides leadership to ensure that the strategic initiatives of the Division are being successfully implemented;

Works closely with faculty and administration on measures to advance the excellence and impact of University College and Lifelong Learning programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree related to Leadership, Advising, or any related field

At least four (4) years demonstrated ability and experience in leading the effective development and delivery of innovative academic advising programs and support services

Experience with learning outcomes assessment, academic advising, learning support activities, program development and general education reform

Experience with advising-related technology, specifically BANNER administrative software application and GradesFirst learning management system, as well as other technology

Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarship and grant-writing

Demonstrated success in developing and implementing advising initiatives at colleges or universities

Demonstrated ability to strategically plan, budget, and team-build

Experience with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software

Strong supervisory, training and presentation skills

Demonstrated leadership and management in a complex organization

Collaborative style and ability to work closely with University partners to enhance academic advising programs

Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Mission-driven, focused, and energetic

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds