Director, Academic Advising Center

University of Houston-Downtown
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 07, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Academic Advising Center - (STA006583) 

Name: D0066 Academic Advising 



The Director of the Academic Advising Center is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the Academic Advising Center. The Director establishes plans and processes to meet internal and external expectations.


  • Collaborates with the leadership of University College to articulate and implement a campus vision for the Academic Advising Center
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises advisors and staff
  • Incorporates effective team building strategies for advising staff, as well as ongoing professional development
  • Provides assessment of advising outcomes for students and for effectiveness of the advising center
  • Monitors developments in advising and identifies trends and follows up with appropriate changes
  • Develops and monitors data on advising and mentoring to track growth and program needs
  • Manages and maintains advising and retention records
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and cost effectiveness consistent with institutional protocols as well as develops budgets
  • Oversees long range planning for advising
  • Represents the Advising Center at pertinent university committees and at functions  
  • Collaborate with the Gator Success Center on student success projects
  • Collaborates with other units on campus as needed to ensure student success


Performs other duties as assigned


Direct Reports: Full-time and part-time employees

Delegation of Work: Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given: Makes final decisions on evaluating employee performance; hiring new employees, disciplinary; makes final decision on scheduling employee work hours; makes final decision on coaching and counseling; training; provides recommendations on handling employee grievances and complaints; makes final decision on granting time off



  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position
  • Knowledge of academic advising best practices



  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills



  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to build manage a team of high-achieving individuals


Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. Occasional lifting, pushing, climbing, and pulling may be required. Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.



Required Education

  • Master's degree


Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience within an Academic Advising Center
  • Experience working at an HSI or MSI institution
  • Demonstrated passion for student success
  • Experience managing or coordinating full or part-time staff


License/Certification: None Required



  • Experience working within EAB Navigate
  • Experience with caseload management to support student success
  • Experience working collaboratively with College Advising Centers to support student success


For additional information and to apply, please visit our site.

The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.