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Assistant Director of Academic Advising - COSAM

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 21, 2022
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Admin-Science & Math

Division Name

College of Sciences & Math

Position Title

Assistant Director of Academic Advising - COSAM

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Sciences and Mathematics ( COSAM ) at Auburn University is seeking an Assistant Director of Academic Advising to manage and direct the academic advising unit within the Student Services office. COSAM is a diverse college that serves the over 2900 COSAM students plus management of the Auburn University students enrolling in COSAM courses.

For additional information on COSAM, please visit

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Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Direct and oversee the daily operations of the academic advising unit in COSAM
  • Supervision of the academic advisors as well as any advising support staff
  • Evaluates, reviews, and implements best practices relating to student academic advising in the COSAM unit.
  • Oversees student orientation programs such as Camp War Eagle and SOS .
  • Provide services for special populations such as transfer students, underserved students, athlete approvals, veteran benefit approvals, and students with academic challenges (i.e. early alert grades).
  • Assessment of current programs offered by COSAM academic advising for efficacy in retention, student satisfaction, and recruitment efforts.
  • Collaborate with academic departments and faculty to increase opportunities for student engagement within academic programs.
  • Direct student informational programs, workshops, or classes to provide information related to academic programs and academic advising policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Director with meeting prospective students and other visitors to the College.
  • Serve as a representative for the academic advising unit for COSAM across campus and in professional organizations
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university

Field of Study

Education, Business, Psychology, Counseling, Communications, the Sciences, or related field.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Academic Advising and Student Services. Three years of experience must be in academic advising in a higher education environment.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels


Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions are allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Indicated experience is required; no substitutions are allowed.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels


Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Candidates must have experience is supervising employees. In addition knowledge of academic advising principles and practices. Candidates must have a commitment to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse community for the student services office. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Candidates must also possess a commitment to fostering a team environment.

Minimum Technology Skills

Candidates should have experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Advise Assist, DegreeWorks, and/or similar degree auditing programs.

Minimum License and Certifications


Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

A master’s degree in Education, Business, Psychology, Counseling, Communications, the Sciences or related field is desired.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$48,800 - $83,000

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Do you currently have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Education, Business, Psychology, Counseling, Communications, the Sciences, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 5 years of experience in Academic Advising and Student Services? (3 Years must be in a Higher Ed Establishment)
    • Yes
    • No

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