Director of Academic Advising and Student Support

Millsaps College, a nationally recognized, selective four-year liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Advising and Student Support.

Position Description

The director is responsible for overseeing the academic advising program, the academic support services, and retention efforts. This individual will provide strategic vision and leadership to coordinate the student-success efforts of professionals from the faculty, student life, athletics, admissions, financial aid, the records office, and the business office. The director reports to the senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college and collaborates closely with the vice president for student life and the vice president for enrollment and communications. Further information about the position is below in the job description and responsibilities.

A master’s degree, experience in academic advising and student development, and excellent skills in communication and organization are required. Outstanding applicants with a terminal degree and experience in higher education may be considered for appointment at the level of assistant dean, with the opportunity to teach 1-2 courses per year in their field of expertise.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, vita, a statement addressing how they would contribute to Millsaps’ commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive community, and contact information for 3-4 professional references to Applications received by May 1st will be given full consideration.

Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Employment will be contingent on complete background verification.

A job description and responsibilities follow:

Management of Academic Advising Program

Administration and Management of Academic Student Support

Retention Planning

Other Administrative Duties