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  • Advising Center Director, Creighton University (Omaha, NE)

    Duties / Responsibilities
    The Director for the Center for Advising Resources & Support within Student Success is responsible for the leadership and overall direction of this central advising resource for the Creighton University campus. The Director supervises 3 full-time professional staff, several student employees, and works in collaboration with faculty and administrators from all schools and colleges. The Director is a primary leader assisting in the enhancement of Creighton’s advising resources and services for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional students including, but not limited to, first-generation student success, the success of our students of color, the ongoing management of the Creighton Pre-Professional Scholars Program, and our Pre-Professional Advising efforts through our many pre-professional educational and experiential programs. The Director also coordinates (in collaboration with the colleges) Creighton’s first-year experience efforts via the Ratio Studiorum Program. This position is in large part a retention agent as their team is responsible for helping our sophomores and juniors return for the following year. The Director will also lead an annual review process focused on the rising senior class members and super-seniors to ensure a solid path exists (and has been communicated) towards graduation. The Director is part of the Student Success Leadership structure and reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Advising & Support. Collaboration in this role is paramount as the director must naturally think about and work in partnership with the schools and colleges.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Masters required
    • 5-7 years related work experience in higher education or related area.
    • 3-4 years post-masters academic advising experience

    Preferred Qualifications
    • PhD or EdD preferred
    • Ability to orient and inform faculty and professional staff advisors on best-practice advising topics
    • Understanding of academic advising at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels
    • Ability to advise and work with students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels
    • Ability to create programs, workshops, and initiatives aimed at advising students and assisting them in their success
    • Coordinate the development and ongoing training of the Creighton Connect system with faculty advisors and professional staff advisors across the University