Assistant Director, Transfer Advising
Anne Arundel Community College
The Assistant Director of Transfer Advising is responsible for the leadership and supervision of the transfer advisors and for ensuring student access, quality control, sound administrative procedures and the efficient delivery of proactive and intrusive transfer advising services. This position is responsible for ensuring quality academic planning, transfer planning, and degree mapping resulting in AACC goal completion and successful transfer. The goal of this position is to collaborate with area experts and stakeholders to implement nationally recognized engagement strategies and high impact practices to increase retention and pathways to completion for all students. This position has a leadership role in the development and implementation of the college’s strategic plan including success strategies designed to eradicate achievement gaps with an emphasis on equity, and to sustain academic achievement leading to transfer and/or meaningful careers via guided student pathways. Additionally, this position is responsible for Maryland Higher Education Commission Transfer Coordinator functions as a resource for transfer students and academic advisors on the application of the policies and procedures concerning transfer.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise the transfer advising function and implement continuous quality improvement by implementing best practices in academic planning, transfer planning, degree mapping, and monitoring of student progress toward degree completion via implementation of highly engaging relationship-building strategies and emerging technologies.
Assess transfer advising activities, as part of a cyclical Learner Support Services assessment framework, using disaggregate data to inform continuous improvement.
Assume a leadership role in transforming/supporting the culture at the college to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion. Model equity, diversity and inclusion practices in the office to ensure that all staff are valued for their strengths, treated with dignity, and confident in identifying and sharing strategies for continuous improvement.
Enhance existing and forge new partnerships with other divisions, departments and units to support engagement through entry, progress, and completion initiatives in support of the strategic plan.
Chair/participate fully in college-wide interdisciplinary committees to support broad engagement in integrated institutional approaches to student success through the development of clear, coherent and structured educational experiences.
Stay abreast of regulations and facilitate changes impacting the role and responsibilities of academic advisors, as well as state mandated educational planning requirements, changes to transfer policy, and federal financial aid regulations -including veteran education benefits.
Partner to provide weekly opportunities during the fall and spring terms for staff to interact with faculty to learn about changes in courses and programs, new accelerated developmental sequences, changes in college policy, new initiatives at the college, etc.
Serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students in the creation of academic petitions, selection of catalog year, interpretation of college policies and procedures, course substitutions, etc.
Respond to student issues in a timely manner. Communicate concerns to the Dean for Student Success.
Work with the Dean of Student Success to prepare and link annual budget requests to support strategic initiatives in support of the college’s strategic plan. Insure that funding requests have direct ties to student success, retention and/or completion and are spent in accordance with AACC Business Office policies and procedures.
Complete weekly, monthly and annual reports detailing the accomplishments and needs of the office.
Provide professional development opportunities to cultivate and sustain a mindset within advising to embrace engagement in pathway development, use of data, research and technology tools, and the eradication of barriers via policy revision and new ways of thinking about and responding to our ever changing student population.
Function as a resource for transfer students, work with/ train new academic advisors to assist students in selecting courses which are transferable, assist transfer students who believe they have not been treated fairly in the application of the policies and procedures concerning transfer adopted by the Maryland Higher Education Commission or a receiving institution, and advise students who wish to appeal a decision regarding the evaluation of transfer credit. Maintain AACC's Transfer Coordinator contact information listed in the MHEC Student Guide to Transfer.
A minimum of five (5) years of combined experience in both Maryland community college and Maryland public four-year colleges/universities in providing direct full-time professional academic advising services to a diverse population of transfer students in the Maryland System.
Advanced knowledge Title 13B- Maryland Higher Education Commission as it relates to General Education and Transfer, ARTSYS (Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities), and AACC's top five transfer schools.
Demonstrated ability to move people in a strategic direction. Substantiated ability to balance team needs with task responsibilities. Proven track record in building relationships, bringing staff together, and cultivating an inclusive and collaborative workplace.
Demonstrated ability to critically assess student needs and departmental resources in developing coherent, effective, and equitable access/success/retention/completion programs based on nationally recognized engagement strategies and high impact practices to increase retention and pathways to completion for all students.
Ability to think critically and alter tactics as needed to convey complex material in a clear and concise manner using a variety of communication media.
In-depth knowledge of student information systems, specifically degree audit systems and current educational planning, tracking and monitoring technologies. Knowledge of Colleague (DATATEL) preferred.
In-depth knowledge of all AACC degree programs, policies, developmental pathways, and credit courses.
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday during operating hours, occasional Saturdays
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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