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Director of Academic Advising
Title:Director of Academic Advising
Department:Office of Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, permanent

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 07, Step 8-9

Salary Range:  $68,429- $70,509.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

Incumbent functions as the Director of Academic Advising in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the University of the District of Columbia. The Director of Academic Advising works under the administrative direction of the Provost, and supervises all employees in the Office of Academic Advising and as such performs the following duties:                                                                                                                                       

Required Qualifications

  1. Masters degree in a related field.
  2. Three (3) years experience in academic advising, tutorial services, counseling, or academic support student services functions.
  3. Two (2) years of supervisory experience.


  1. Designs and implements a comprehensive program for freshman and transfer students to enhance the first year experience.
  2. Assists the Division of Student Affairs in the coordination of the New Student Orientation for freshman and transfer students.                
  3. Develops operational and strategic plans and implements strategies to accomplish unit goals and objectives.
  4. Works with other academic and support units to develop and implement University-wide student retention strategies.
  5. Develops, executes and monitors an annual operating budget for the Office of Academic Advising.
  6. Prepares and administers performance plans and conducts performance appraisals for all employees in the Office of Academic Advising.
  7. Oversees advising and tutorial services for freshman/transfer students with a focus on undeclared and first-time UDC enrollees.
  8. Serves on relevant university committees.
  9. Develops and maintains an office website and prepares program literature, information brochures and newsletters.
  10. Conducts quantitative and qualitative program assessments and evaluations.
  1. Performs other related duties as required.


  1. Demonstrated administrative ability and expertise, organizational insight and interpersonal skills for team building and relationship development in the field.
  2. Excellent communications skills both oral and written.
  3. Extensive knowledge of student advising, tutorial services and retention strategies.
  4. Knowledge of current advising and tutorial technology and basic software such as Microsoft Office, Access and other data analysis packages.
  5. Knowledge of university programs, policies and procedures.
  6. Ability to deliver services to a culturally diverse student population and to create an atmosphere of customer friendly services.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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