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Senior Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Advising

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as its inaugural Senior Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Advising (Senior Assistant Dean) for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (College). Located in Charlottesville, VA, UVA is a Carnegie Research 1 public university that is guided by a founding vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of talented students from all walks of life. UVA serves the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world by developing responsible citizen-leaders and professionals; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. More than 76% of all undergraduate students enter the University of Virginia through the College of Arts & Sciences; close to 90% of all 17,500 undergraduate students at the University complete coursework in the College; and more than 60% of all undergraduate students earn degrees in programs offered by the College. Thus, the pathway for UVA to achieve its institutional goal to become the best public in the nation and one of the best universities anywhere in the world runs directly through the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and collaborating closely with the Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Christa Acampora, the Senior Assistant Dean will be an architect for refining and implementing a new approach to undergraduate, pre-major advising in the College and supporting the larger advising ecosystem at UVA. The Senior Assistant Dean will build relationships and a community of practice that includes others engaged in the work of academic wayfinding and student success at UVA to ensure that the advising program is current with best practices and coordinated with other units providing advising and academic support. The new leader will oversee the recruitment, training and development, ongoing supervision, and assessment of faculty and/or staff advisors in the College.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience implementing a redesigned approach to undergraduate advising that capitalizes on the strengths of both faculty and professional advising. In-depth knowledge of best practices in undergraduate academic advising and a proven track record of collaboration with faculty are essential to the role. The Senior Assistant Dean will be a champion of a liberal arts education, well-versed in organizational change management, and bring exemplary interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to be an effective and creative leader.

The successful candidate will have a minimum education level of a master's degree with at least 5-7 years of direct experience in higher education. A doctorate degree is preferred.

Please direct all nominations and inquiries to Christy Pratt and Anissa Conner by using the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or via email at UVAadvising@wittkieffer.com. The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position.

Candidates should provide a resume and a cover letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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