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Director, Academic Services

Company:
University of Chicago
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Category:
Academic Advising

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Director of Academic Services manages a team of advisors supporting students in the MBA programs at Chicago Booth, overseeing academic advising and resources supporting student academic success.



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees academic advising for students in the Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Weekend MBA programs.
  • Manages curricular resources for students, including but not limited to pre MBA course work Course Search, Booth Books and pre-matriculation advising videos.
  • Provides feedback on the curriculum and courses to the deans’ office, the associate dean of faculty and academic services, and the senior faculty.
  • Delivers academic programming for Orientation+, Launch, and at other times throughout the year.
  • Oversees application of accommodations for students with ADA directives.
  • Facilitates exam proctoring.
  • Manages advisors who handle discipline cases and student problems and crises. Recommends effective advising strategies for these students.
  • Recommends variations in policies regarding academic standings.
  • Performs other related work as needed.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • MBA or Master’s degree in academically-related field.
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration, especially academic advising.
  • Deep understanding of MBA curriculum.
  • Proven outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent listening, written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Exercise mature judgment.
  • Willingness to work on a somewhat unpredictable schedule, with evening and weekend hours.
  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
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