Assistant Director, Advising & Student Development - School of Communications - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University invites applications for the Assistant Director for Advising and Student Development for the School of Communications.

The School of Communications fosters student success and leadership in a rapidly changing world of communication by offering a liberal education built on a practical and theoretical foundation of scholarship and ethics, a command of evolving technologies, and a respect for diversity. The School offers degree programs in: Film, Television and Media Arts; Interactive Media & Design; Journalism; Public Relations; Advertising & Integrated Communications; and Media Studies. 

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


The Assistant Director for Advising and Student Development will work closely with the Assistant Deans for Student Services and for Career Development in the School of Communications.  The duties include teaching multiple sections in the SoC mandatory “Seminars for Success.”  Our one-credit mandatory first-year seminar teaches students about our different majors, their career possibilities, as well as time management skills and how to adjust to university life.  In our mandatory career seminar for sophomores and above, students learn to write resumes and cover letters, conduct job interviews, and how to search for internships.  In tandem with teaching, the successful candidate will assist students with academic planning and decision-making.  The candidate will also be a member of a team that develops  coordinates and supports various academic advising and career development programming.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Advise freshmen and undeclared students.
  • Assist with academic advising and career counseling workshops and programming.
  • Work with faculty on advising-related questions and matters.
  • Efficiently and effectively resolve student problems and address concerns.
  • Evaluate transcripts for incoming freshmen and transfer students.
  • Work with freshmen experiencing academic challenges.
  • Assist with career fairs and other career-related events.
  • Provide administrative support for internship and career practicum experiences.
  • Provide résumé development and reviews for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Maintain student confidentiality and privacy in accordance with FERPA and University policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

  • 3 years of advising of undergraduate students in a university or college setting;
  •  Master's Degree in a relevant field;
  •  Familiarity with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
  •  Demonstrated experience as an effective advocate for students;
  •  Ability to work with a diverse population;
  •  Proficiency with Blackboard and the use of various social media platforms such as LinkedIN;
  •  Familiarity with academic evaluation reports, transcripts, and other student records;
  •  Strong oral and written communication skills.

For this position, Quinnipiac University is only considering applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S.  Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment-based visas for this position.



Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2015-1747

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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