Director of Student Academic Affairs

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative, Staff

Position Title: Director of Student Academic Affairs  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

32000 - CHP Deans Office

Advertised Salary: $75,000 - $85,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: The Director of Student Academic Affairs, as the chief retention officer for the College of Health Professions, will ensure effective performance of all administrative activities within the College associated with recruitment, admission matriculation, guidance, and graduation of students. Work with diverse students, faculty and staff; assess and evaluate student academic progress; plan, organize, and meet deadlines. The anticipated start date for this position is May of 2024, however, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Master's degree in a relevant field.  
Required Work Experience: Three or more years of experience in a higher education supervisory or leadership role related to student academic affairs or support services.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Experience in academic advising, orientation, teaching and/or registration
Demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions
Demonstrated ability for problem solving and conflict resolution
Capacity to use relevant technology (e.g. software packages)
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Oversee processes related to admission standards, enrollment, probation, dismissal, and graduation

Coordination and support of advising processes within the college

Serve on University and College Committees including but not limited to: DSAA Council & Academic Leadership Council

Maintain the confidentiality of designated information

Work with institutional research and other sources to develop relevant reports that will inform on student academic progress. (ie: Enrollment, retention, persistence, graduation)

Serve as a college Liaison to Academic Affairs, EIO, Student Affairs, Student Financial Services, Financial Aid, Office of International Education and Admissions

Provide oversight and assurance of consistency for all CHP representations related to off-campus programming (e.g., transfer guides, articulation agreements, curricular equivalencies, etc.)

Coordinate, supervise, and develop the College's student orientation and registration process

Work directly with students on academic concerns when warranted (e.g. advising related to specific situations such as probation, dismissal, appeals)

Coordinate/serve as Dean's designee for academic probation, dismissal, appeal, and reinstatement processes

Ensure effective performance of all administrative activities within the college associated with recruitment, matriculation, guidance, registration / de-registration, students’ academic process, graduation, or other issues related to student enrollment (prospective, or on-going) on- and off-campus.

Coordinate and support College participation in recruitment activities

Report to the Dean of the College of Health Professions

Coordinate, participate in, create, support, and direct retention initiatives and activities

Serve as chief retention officer for the college.

Coordinate the student complaint and appeal processes.

In conjunction with departments and programs, assure student support activities and advising are appropriate and consistent for all locations and delivery modes.

Supervise and/or coordinate staff engaged in college student support services.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master's degree.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 25, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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