Executive Director for Academic Advising

UC Davis
California, United States
$73,800.00 - $155,900.00
Sep 30, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

UC Davis

Executive Director for Academic Advising

Salary Range: $73,800.00 - $155,900.00  Salary Not to exceed $114,800, commensurate with experience

Final Filing Date: 11/24/2020


The Executive Director for Academic Advising (ED-AA) focuses on equitable access and opportunities for undergraduate students through coordinated support and training for the academic and co-curricular advising community. As the campus expert on academic advising, the incumbent must possess and apply in-depth expertise and experience in the field of academic advising policy and practice. The incumbent leverages this expertise to lead central campus initiatives designed to professionally develop advisors, and to advocate for diverse populations through academic advising. In partnership with key stakeholders, the ED-AA determines and guides work on campuswide projects, programs, and initiatives in order to achieve high-quality academic advising for undergraduates across campus and lead to equitable student academic outcomes. The ED-AA has administrative oversight for the Academic Advising Enrichment (AAE) team. The ED-AA is responsible for positioning UC Davis as a recognized leader in academic advising across research universities nationally and internationally.  




• Master's degree in advising, higher education administration, counseling or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

• Experience working with culturally diverse communities at an institution with shared governance 

• Demonstrated ability to promote and model fairness, respect, inclusiveness, empathy, integrity, ethical conduct, and equitable outcomes consistent with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies. 

• Documented experience tracking program effectiveness, executing student needs assessments, assessing academic advising learning outcomes, and using these data to inform broad recommendations. 

• Collaborative aptitude and consulting expertise to affect institutional change in a complex organization. 

• Documented success implementing structural improvements using change leadership methods. 

• Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and research patterns of student academic needs and to develop strategies and programs to successfully meet needs. 

• Experience supervising, training, evaluating, and managing large-scale operations and professional staff in an academic advising unit. 

• Advanced understanding of curricular elements and structures. 

• Experience analyzing published research in academic advising and proposing practical, evidence-based recommendations for academic advising practice. 

• Writing, editing and proofreading skills to compose correspondence, prepare clear and concise summaries, and construct complex, high-level proposals and summary reports.



• Doctoral degree in advising, higher education administration, educational leadership, counseling or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience conducting research on academic advising that is of value to campus advising practice.

• A demonstrated advanced knowledge of the field of student advising and adult learning theories and practices.

• Ability to interpret and apply complex rules and regulations governing undergraduate education in a research university.  



• Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.


To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:

Job ID #: 11483


The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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