Director - Academic Advising

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Dec 10, 2023
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description


Director - Academic Advising

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applications for the position of Director of Academic Advising


Salary Range


$80,000.00 depending on qualifications


Essential Functions

The director provides vision and leadership to Academic Advising, which includes all aspects of of the student-centered advising from the first time enrollment to degree attainment. The Director is responsible for the development, coordination, facilitation, and integration of outcome driven efforts in academic advising that support student success (e.g., retention, persistence, thriving and graduation).

1. Provides leadership and supervision for the academic Advising Office Staff.
2. Develops a shared plan and measurable productivity standards, goals and outcomes for the office, and support for students.
3. Directs, coordinates, and manages all daily operations of the Academic Advising operation by designing, implementing, and updating policies and procedures for advising.
4. Stays current on University policies and procedures that relate to academic advising, including curriculum information.
5. Develops and monitors programs that are focused on academic progress, retention, and success.
6. Creates and manages budget.
7. Maintains academic advising proficiency by advising an appropriate caseload each semester.
8. Advises and provides academic outreach to students individually and in groups.
9. Compiles and presents reports, proposals and recommendations relating to advising.
10. Designs and implements effective and ongoing training programs for advisors.
11. Provides updated information regarding students' academic performance to academic advisors, coaches and Academic Support Services.
12. Collects and reviews student data using various reporting systems to identify trends and evaluate enrollment levels, retention rates, and learning outcomes.
13. Assess student academic progress and graduation success rate.

Required Qualifications

1. Master's degree
2. Five (5) years experience in academic advising in a college or university setting.
3. Experience in program planning and supervision required.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Doctoral degree
2. Experience using EAB Navigate and Peoplesoft.

Additional Information

Required Application Materials


1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)


Conditions of Employment


1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.


Standard Working Conditions


1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation


University Benefits


1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.


About the University


The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.


As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.


Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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