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Associate Director, Advising and Retention

Texas A&M International University
Job Location:
Laredo, Texas
Academic Advising
Associate Director, Advising and Retention

Job Title
Associate Director, Advising and Retention

Texas A&M International University

ACE - Academic Support

Proposed Minimum Salary
$5,084.34 monthly

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Job Summary

The Associate Director, under general direction, assists the Director in all aspects of departmental operations and maintains responsibility for major functional unit(s) within a department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serves as part of departmental leadership team.
  • Leads strategic planning for areas supervised and assists Director in developing and implementing overall departmental strategic plans.
  • Responsible for annual budget preparation and expense control for areas of responsibility and provides input into overall department budget.
  • Establishes performance goals and measures to evaluate the success of areas of responsibility.
  • Assists Director in formulating and implementing policies and procedures. Supervises and directs staff and activities of project teams or functional areas.
  • Oversees the coordination of programs, ensuring program goals are consistent with departmental and University missions.
  • Serves on various University, division, and departmental committees and represents department at various State and National associations.
  • Ensures compliance with unit, department, University, and government standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Develops reports, analyses, and surveys for Director.
  • Completes special projects as requested by Director.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Monitors at-risk students and keeps track of their progress.
  • Conduct timely degree audits with a focus on students taking developmental education.
  • Collaborates with Academic Support services in building student college readiness skills.
  • Communicates with Career Services in advising students on their major selection.
  • Supports college academic success coaches in their efforts with transitional issues.
  • Oversees student-athletes throughout their academic career.
  • Conducts intrusive interventions for institutional recovery efforts.
Minimum Requirements
  • Education - Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, STEM fields, Education, or applicable field.
  • Experience - Eight years of related experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preferred Education and Experience

Education - Master's degree

Experience -
  • Demonstrated experience in working with at-risk and under-served population.
  • Student retention programs and recovery strategies.
  • Knowledge in Texas state requirements on development education.
  • One year experience in supervision of a team.
Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Ability to:
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.
Preferred Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Advising tools such as Civitas, Banner system, DegreeWorks, Webfocus, etc.
  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation
Ability to:
  • Meet tight deadlines, particularly registration periods, reporting periods, add/drop deadlines, etc.
  • Apply data to measure efficacy of advising interventions and unit assessment.
Licensing / Professional Certification - None.

Physical Requirements - None

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others
  • This position generally supervises employees.
Other Requirements
  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work weekends.
First review of applications will be April 28, 2022

Salary: $61,012/annually

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 3 professional references and their full contact information, and
  • Unofficial transcripts (if applicable)
Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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