Montclair State University

  • Director of Academic Advising, College of Science and Mathematics Student Success

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/16/2018 4:28 PM)
    # of Openings
    Academic Affairs
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Director of Academic Advising directs the College of Science and Mathematics Student Success Center (CSAM-SSC) and advises a caseload of Science and Mathematics major students. The CSAM Director of Academic Advising manages a team of professional academic advisors charged with developing, coordinating, implementing, and assessing a variety of activities designed to assist Science and Mathematics undergraduate students in their transition to University life, to ensure that they enroll in appropriate courses, to help them find appropriate department/faculty advising and resources in their major program, and to stay on track to timely degree completion.


    • Directs the execution of a comprehensive and holistic academic central advising program that addresses the needs and promotes academic success of CSAM students.
    • Supervises professional advising personnel in the CSAM-SSC.
    • Provides academic advising to CSAM students, including transactional advising about course selection, developmental advising about personal, career, and major choices, intrusive advising for at-risk students, and academic coaching.
    • Maintains a caseload of undergraduate advisees from their admission into or declaration of a CSAM major.
    • Maintains currency in the theory and practice of Academic Advising.
    • Collaborates with Admissions, Student Academic Services, and the CSAM academic Departments to facilitate the onboarding of new First-Year and Transfer students.
    • Collaborates with University College and the CSAM Departments to facilitate the transition of University College students into major science and mathematics programs.
    • Assists with development and delivery of new student orientation and family orientation programs.
    • Helps CSAM students understand and successfully negotiate University processes, procedures, policies, and regulations.
    • Collaborates with CSAM Departments on University wide retention initiatives.
    • Collaborates with CSAM Departments on University wide advising initiatives and to ensure the consistency and quality of advising across the University
    • Serves as a liaison between CSAM Departments and University College students as appropriate.
    • Coordinates the assessment of CSAM-SSC advising initiatives.
    • Supports Admissions initiatives by participating in recruiting events.
    • Assists in the selection, training, and evaluation of CSAM Ambassadors and Peer Mentors.
    • Represents the CSAM-SSC at University events and on committees as appropriate.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.



    • Master’s Degree.
    • Two year’s full-time professional experience working in higher education.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Facility with enterprise applications and software.
    • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, diverse, working environment.



    • Familiarity with and experience of working on student success initiatives.
    • Familiarity and experience with STEM academic programs.
    • Experience supervising an effective professional team.
    • Facility with Banner, DegreeWorks, Starfish, and other applications related to student academic records and student support services.
    • Familiarity with current understanding of core concepts, values, and competencies of Academic Advising.


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