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Undergraduate Student Affairs Director

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Undergraduate Student Affairs Director

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Position Summary

The Undergraduate Student Affairs Director for the School of Business ( SOBU ) is a member of the School’s administrative leadership team and will assist in setting the direction of the School and implementing its programs in order to achieve the School’s mission.

Essential Job Functions of Position

The Director is expected to interact with the School’s faculty through the School’s governance process (committees/taskforces) and to work with the School’s program directors as needed.

Academic Advising
Coordinates schedules, meets with and advises Business students throughout their academic careers to help them maximize their experience as students. Assist and provides training for faculty members in their advising duties.

In coordination with the Washburn University Admissions Office, plans, implements and performs activities to recruit traditional, transfer, and non-traditional students for enrollment in the School according to the School’s goals and priorities.

Scholarship Coordination
Allocates scholarship awards to new freshmen, transfer and continuing Business students and monitors the award process.

Works closely with Washburn Center for Student Success to coordinate all activities aimed at improving student retention for School undergraduate students.

New Student Orientation
Plans and implements New Student Orientation programs for potential business students.

Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree. Five years of professional experience in advising or student affairs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Master’s Degree in Business or a related field. Experience in a university and/or advising setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must be an effective communicator with demonstrated public speaking skills.
Experience establishing relationships and partnerships with internal and external constituencies (e.g., alumni, community and business organizations) and participating in business and community organizations
Proven ability to work independently exercising initiative, good judgement and innovation
Proven experience working in a team-oriented office environment and ability to work with culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse students, staff, faculty, and other constituencies.

Proficiency with the Banner administrative system and EAB Navigate. Web-content management skills, social media expertise, experience working with international students and exchange programs.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Responsible for traveling to offsite locations. (Frequency is periodical to rarely.)

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay


Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours, Other - additional evenings/weekend as needed.


Full Time

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Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Driving History Checked?


Drug Screen Required?


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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
  2. * Do you have at least five years of professional experience in advising or student affairs?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Have you worked in a university and/or advising setting at a School with AACSB accreditation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * I believe I have an equivalent combination of education and experience that fulfills the education and experience requirements.
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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