Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit
university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic
shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised
of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students
pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and
Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of
Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health
Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an
expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield
embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging
critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering
ethical and religious values.
DEPARTMENT: Charles F. Dolan School of Business
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Assistant Dean/Director
of Undergraduate Programs, the Assistant Director of Undergraduate
Programs supports the day-to-day operations of the Dolan School of
Business undergraduate program including administrative and
student-centered work. Working within the parameters of a faculty
advising model, the Assistant Director provides support to faculty
advisors and undergraduate students throughout all aspects of the
academic planning process including curricular and co-curricular
opportunities. Supports retention efforts including the monitoring,
counseling, and academic coaching of Dolan School of Business
students identified as academically ‘at risk’ and works
collaboratively with faculty and university personnel to provide
comprehensive support services. Represents the Dolan School of
Business at university functions and on university committees;
supports the promotion of various Dolan School of Business
recruitment, communication, and marketing initiatives.
UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Some evenings and weekend hours required;
vacation time limited during peak times including the first month
of each semester and during summer orientation.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED: Strong verbal and written communication
skills are required.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred or
equivalent related experience.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years of experience in higher education,
preferably in academic advising, counseling, or a closely related
field. Demonstrated effective interpersonal, organizational, and
presentation skills. Proficiency in various computer software
programs; knowledge of Banner preferred.
1.Supports the Assistant Dean with the day-to-day operations of the
Dolan School of Business undergraduate program.
2.Provides significant academic advising to Dolan School of
Business undergraduate students throughout all aspects of the
academic planning process, in collaboration with DSB faculty
- advise students regarding university policies and procedures,
academic programs, and graduation requirements
- advise students during peak times including course registration,
add/drop period, and prior to the course withdrawal deadline
- advise students on selection of a major, complementary programs,
and career opportunities
- advise students on international education opportunities
- support the overall academic planning experience including
curricular and co-curricular opportunities, e.g., Dolan School of
Business Professional Development Series, internships, university
- manage transfer course requests for student population
- manage Dolan Partners Program in collaboration with Assistant
3.Supports retention efforts including the monitoring, counseling,
and academic coaching of
Dolan School of Business students identified as academically ‘at
risk’ and works
collaboratively with campus partners to provide comprehensive
support services. This includes:
- students formally placed on Academic Probation or identified as
at risk of probation/dismissal
- students referred by the Case Management Committee and/or faculty
inquiries identifying students of concern
- -Monitor Academic Alerts & Midterm Estimates and provide
4.Represents the Dolan School of Business at university functions,
Dolan School of Business sponsored programs/events, and on
university committees when appropriate.
5.Coordinates with the Assistant Dean to develop and facilitate
academic advising training workshops designed for faculty advisors
and peer advisors.
6.Assists the Assistant Dean and Department Chairs with enrollment
management and course scheduling. Coordinates with the Registrar on
semester course schedules.
7.Assists in the development, implementation, and promotion of
special projects within the Dolan School of Business as deemed
8.Participates in the growth and development of the department.
- attending Dolan School of Business staff meetings
- communicating effectively with Assistant Dean concerning
pertinent department matters
- promoting an image of courtesy and efficiency throughout the
university community and consistent with the Dolan School of
- remaining current on recent developments in Academic Advising and
Academic Support Services through attendance at professional
10.Promotes safe and secure working conditions. This
- promoting the proper utilization of equipment and materials
- reporting immediately to supervisor any unsafe working
11.Performs other related duties as requested.
*Please include a resume and cover letter with your
This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT
campus and is not eligible for immigration assistance.
Academic - Admin
Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as
required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs
The above information indicates the general nature and level of
work performed by employees within this classification. It is not
designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities,
activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees
assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may
change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without
All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory
Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this
spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of
color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented
groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to
all qualified individuals with a disability.
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