Hendrix College is seeking a Director to manage the College’s advising and retention initiatives and to participate in the development of a holistic advising initiative that will integrate the overlapping resources of several offices and ongoing operations. These include the following:
• Academic Advising and Retention
• Academic Support, including accommodations for students with disabilities and tutoring services
• Pre-professional and Distinguished Scholarships advising
• Vocational discernment
• Odyssey Program
• Career Services, including continuing support for alumni
The Director will have the opportunity to help shape and define an advising program that will be distinctive in higher education, one that will assist students in determining their passion, help them chart a course that will allow them to explore that passion through their academic work and the out-of-class learning experiences available as a part of the Odyssey Program, launch them into their post-college lives with an understanding of the opportunities their education affords them, and continue to provide assistance and resources to them as they progress in their careers.
In addition, the Director will be responsible for recruiting, orienting, and on-going training of faculty advisors, will closely monitor a variety of retention initiatives, will assess the effectiveness of integrated advising programs, and will supervise an office staff of three.
The ideal candidate for this position will hold academic credentials appropriate to faculty rank and exhibit the qualities and capacities of a successful college teacher and advisor. This is a twelve-month position reporting to the Provost, with compensation commensurate with credentials and experience. The appointment begins June 1 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application should include a letter, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (including the phone numbers and email addresses of the referees), and transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work. Application materials should be sent, via email or mail, to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Office of Human Resources, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032 by March 15.
Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college with an endowment of $140 million, sheltering a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, related to the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. Please visit our website at www.hendrix.edu.