JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
This Assistant Director position supports undergraduate students from a developmental advising approach, educates students in a flexible and creative learning environment, and is an active participant in collaborating with students, faculty and staff to promote academic success.
The academic advising office reinforces the goals of WPI, in providing an education (that) encompasses continuous striving for excellence coupled with an examination of the contexts of learning so that knowledge is won not only for its own sake but also for the sake of the human community of which the people of WPI are part .
This position is an integral member of the advising office, by helping students identify resources to support them in their academic, career, and personal goals as they interactively engage in the local and global environment.
The Assistant Director of Academic Advising is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and assessment of academic advising programs for first-year students.
This includes oversight of Community Advisors, hiring and supporting Insight Advisors, development of in-person and online advising programs to support first-year students, and collaboration with campus stakeholders to promote retention efforts.
Hires, supports, and provides educational experiences for Insight Advisors.
Assists students in developing decision making skills relevant to educational options and possible outcomes. Provides group and individual counseling in developing effective learning strategies.
Develops individual academic plans and monitors students’ academic progress.
When applicable, presents at the regional and national conferences.
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities.
At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can belong, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals.
WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.