Director, Advising & Career Services
Union, Missouri - Full Time

East Central College has an opening for a Director of Advising & Career Services responsible for providing leadership and support for comprehensive advising and career initiatives. This includes enhancing student transitions to the College from high schools, creating professional development and regular communications for the advising and career staff, developing standardization by utilizing regional and national best practices. 

Minimum Qualifications: (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.) 

  • Completion of master's degree; 3 years related experience.

Essential Tasks: (Employee must be able to perform the following essential functions to the satisfaction of the employee’s supervisor.)

  • Provides leadership to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of quality academic, career, and transfer advising to students.
  • Develop the advising and career team to provide best-in-class service using the chosen professional advising framework.
  • Provide academic advisement and career exploration services to prospective and current students on designated pathways caseload; and annually monitor pathways assignments for advising team
  • Work with key stakeholders in academic affairs to align goals and initiatives pertaining to advising efforts.
  • Monitor course offerings and communicate full classes, waitlist needs, etc., as needed with academic deans.
  • Coordinator communication regarding cancelled or altered courses as necessary.
  • Plan, attend and/or represent advising and career team in institutional committees / meetings related to advising initiatives, both on and off campus.
  • Facilitate semester meetings with all faculty and staff who serve in advising roles to discuss current trends and adjustment needs to provide a more consistent advising experience for students.
  • Collaborate with the Articulations team to share and market those opportunities for prospective and current students.
  • Serve as a member of the Student Development leadership team to develop and execute change management and process redesign initiatives that will lead to operational efficiencies.
  • Plan, lead, and provide guidance on human resource activities, such as hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and other staff-related concerns.
  • Lead regular professional development sessions for the department to support departmental goals and improve operational efficiencies.
  • Create and foster a team environment where staff members are encouraged to develop and grow by being given opportunities for training, event coordination, project management, data analysis, or other areas of expertise.
  • Use the current technology tools in order provide a seamless student academic planning experience.
  • Develop and manage the department budget, approving all expenditures.
  • Work with students to complete career inventories to help to determine different occupational paths and opportunities.
  • Advise International Students to keep them in federal compliance.
  • Attend designated pathways advisory committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Leads in the development and maintenance of comprehensive manuals that outline policies and procedures related to departmental operations.
  • Leads the assessment efforts related to Student Learning Outcomes, CAS Standards, selected Advising Framework, Career Advising, Transfer Advising, NACADA, and NACE standards.
  • Review, leverage, and interpret data to meet established standards in service levels, continuous improvement and quality assurance.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports advising related to the departments support of career and transfer pathways.
  • Facilitate a yearly student voice collection strategy and use result implement an improvement to department practice.
  • Identifies barriers to student persistence and proposes interventions that may neutralize such barriers by collaborating with stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement a consistent communication plan to ensure students understand the advising timelines, process, and expectations of the student and advisor.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, and other related duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.

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Benefits: ECC offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no premium cost to the employee for employee only coverage. Retirement benefits, generous paid leave, tuition waiver and tuition reimbursement benefits.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position is a level 206. Salary schedule can be viewed here.

East Central College's Main Campus is located in Union, MO which is about 60 minutes west of St. Louis. East Central College has satellite locations in Rolla, MO which is about 60 minutes west of the Main Campus. For more information about East Central College visit,

East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Inquiries related to employment practices may be directed to Human Resources Director at 636-584-6710.  East Central College is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.