Director of Academic Advising
Located in beautiful and historic Uptown New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic institution of higher education, welcoming students of diverse backgrounds and preparing them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. The university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to 3,800 students from 48 states and 39 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola University 10th Best Regional University in the South, 4th in the region for diversity, and 12th “Best Value” in the South. Chartered in 1912, Loyola fosters a rigorous, critical education dedicated to a tradition of service, social justice, and the development of the whole person.
Loyola University New Orleans seeks a dynamic, energetic, leader passionate about helping student succeed to be the founding Director of Advising. The Director of Advising is responsible for coordinating academic advising efforts to help students persist with special emphasis on supporting all first year students, undeclared sophomore students, and students who are otherwise identified as being at-risk. The Director is responsible for managing and developing a comprehensive, cross-unit plan for holistic student advising including academic, career and personal guidance, consistent with the university's strategic plan and the Ignatian pedagogical emphasis on educating the whole person. The Director will oversee a team of rotating staff advisors and develop an engaging program of professional development for faculty engaged in advising. In addition, the Director will be responsible for developing robust systems and procedures for tracking student satisfaction with advising and develop programs in partnership with the Director of Retention and Student Success, that will help ensure the success of at-risk-populations. This position requires collaboration with Information Technology to design technological support services and the Institutional Research office to obtain accurate data to implement campus-wide assessment of advising and retention efforts and communicate and employ the results of assessment. The position is housed in the Student Success Center and reports to the Senior Director of the Student Success Center.
QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 5 years of advising experience in the higher education context. A minimum of 2 years of supervisory/managerial experience. A Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Higher Education or related field is required. A PhD is strongly preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong time management, organizational, and leadership skills. Dynamic interpersonal skills and a genuine interest in students and their persistence. Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as required.
Email resumes and cover letter with the position title as the subject line to: RESUMES@LOYNO.EDU
Loyola University New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and persons with physical disabilities.