Director of Academic Advising & Retention

Oregon Tech   Klamath Falls, OR   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 23, 2022
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Position Number 99520

Position Title: Director of Academic Advising & Retention Application

Screening Begins: 12/12/2022

Annual Salary: $75,000

Appointment: 1.0

Location: Klamath Falls

Job Description: The Director of Academic Advising and Retention is responsible for managing the Klamath Falls, Portland Metro and Online academic advising teams and retention staff, and the Peer Consulting and Supplemental Instruction Program. This includes continual assessment of processes and programs and development of new initiatives in order to improve student success related to advising and retention. The director works collaboratively with academic units and the Registrar, and across Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) to ensure advising is responsive to student needs and aligned with other SEM programs. Working collaboratively and with an innovative mindset, the director is responsible for overseeing and developing retention initiatives within the office that are designed to positively impact student success which is measured by factors including first to second-year retention rates and graduation rates. The director will oversee the hiring, evaluation and training of full-time staff. The director will work with Academic Affairs to provide training for faculty advisors. The director will work closely with other offices on campus to improve student utilization of services and to minimize academic barriers to student success.

Department Information: The Office of Advising & Retention is committed to the success of all Oregon Tech students. This office oversees academic advising for first year students. Data and predictive analytics are used to guide the creation of new student success programs and initiatives. Working as a team with academics and student services, academic advising and retention initiatives are designed to help students succeed at Oregon Tech.

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree Three (3) years of progressive experience working with college or community college student advising, student success and retention initiatives, and/or related areas. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations and advocate. Work collaboratively to strategize campus-wide initiatives. Supervisory experience leading and mentoring staff. Experience advising undergraduate students in a range of programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience supporting online programs Five (5) or more years of experience working with college or community college student affairs departments, student success, academic resources support, and retention initiatives, and/or related areas. Experience managing a budget

AA/EEO Statement: Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources. To peruse other employment opportunities at Oregon's premiere polytechnic university, visit the Oregon Tech Job Board: Oregon Tech proudly offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees; to learn more about the comprehensive offering of benefits visit

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Klamath Falls , OR