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Director of Student Affairs and Advising

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Job Title: Director of Student Affairs and Advising
Location: Tampa, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34058
Position Details Dept Number/Name: 0-6201-000 / College Of Nursing-Dean

College Division: USF Health-College of Nursing

Salary Plan: Administrative

Job Code/Title: 9512 / Director

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $95,000

Position Number: 00023731


The USF College of Nursing is one of 14 colleges that comprise the University of South Florida, the fastest-rising university in America, according to U.S. News and World Report 2022. Serving over 2,200 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students each year, the College of Nursing is recognized as a leader in nursing education, research and community engagement. Our program is distinguished for having the highest rank among public nursing masters' programs in Florida by U.S. News and World Report.

The College of Nursing is an integral part of the USF Health community. We live by our mission to employ the core values of excellence, innovation, inclusion, and respect to educate future nurses, advance nursing science, and implement evidence-based clinical practice to improve health and wellness.


This role ensures all students have access to academic and student support services. This position oversees a wrap-around services approach which includes services such as: advising; career advising, and individual case management. The Director is also responsible for collaborating with campus personnel to develop and manage both programming and the ongoing support structures designed to foster student success which includes: establishing and maintaining a robust network of services to track student persistence and retention rates as well as increase graduation rates.

This position reports directly to the Sr. Associate Dean of Student Success and Engagement.


Provide leadership for a campus-wide model of academic advising and career development that incorporates the structure, personnel, policy, and process. Support and collaborate with faculty advising leadership, on the functional and system aspects needed for a successful, student-centered faculty advising model. Support and enhance academic advising and faculty advising connections. Provide support and feedback, building a culture of excellent student-focused programs that serve a diverse campus community. Work collaboratively with Admissions, and Student Success staff to solidify registration processes that aid in a smooth transition to the university. Supervise a team of Advisors that ensure timely completion of degree program requirements and provide students with the support and resources necessary to be academically successful. Develop, implement, and assess campus-wide advising goals in collaboration with Academic Deans and Senior Associate Dean for Student Success and Engagement. Develop, manage, and communicate a master calendar for advising and academic development events and activities, including new student registrations (ASD) and other CON sessions.

Create and implement a monitoring and tracking mechanism for traditional students at the start of each term. Correlate this data with midterm grades to check for improvement. Create and implement an advising communication structure for undergraduate and graduate students who have not registered within the first two weeks of the registration period. Participate in campus committees as required.

Obtain and review relevant data related to students' academic standing, persistence, and enrollment trends and implement strategies to support students' academic progress. Research best practices and data related to academic and student support for special needs, probation interventions, etc. and provide ongoing feedback to faculty and campus personnel. Work intentionally with other Student Success professionals, Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management staff, Registrar, etc. to ensure strategic partnerships and to advance best practices in student support and retention.

Administrative/supervisory experience, including personnel and budgetary management. Ability to collect, understand, analyze data/research and report data in ways that inform senior leaders for strategic decision making. Initiate and support strategic planning, goal-setting, and assessment efforts for the units of responsibility. Research professional advising standards and best practices (i.e. NACADA best practices). Experience with and current understanding of theoretical models, best practices, and contemporary issues in student development, effective practices supporting successful student support services and retention, and developing intra-institutional collaborative partnerships; Excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail and flexibility in problem-solving.

Provide direct services to students on student success advising, assessment, and when necessary, refer to appropriate services. Collaborate with academic units, student life, admissions staff, and other support services to develop and deliver co-curricular programming to achieve best practices in student success. Create timely, consistent, responsive, and effective communication to students, faculty, and staff concerning the activities and events in your area. Contribute to the support and implementation of the College of Nursing Strategic Plan. Adhere to University policies and procedures. Serve as Student Success lead in implementing any USF Health or USF campus-wide student success initiatives. Maintain visibility and represent the CON at internal and external events associated with student recruitment and retention.

Perform other duties as assigned



Requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum of 7 years of related exempt level experience, including 5 years of managerial experience. Experience leading a team, project, program, or function.


Master's degree from an accredited institution in education, advising, counseling, student personnel, student affairs or other closely related field with 7 years of professional experience and 5 years of managerial experience with academic advising/counseling, student services, or higher education environment and two years of supervisory experience. Extensive knowledge ADA accommodations policies and procedures.
    USF offers GREAT BENEFITS to full time employees!!Medical InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsurancePaid Vacation DaysPaid Sick Days11 Paid HolidaysVarious Retirement Options, Tuition Assistance (available for yourself, spouse, partner or dependent)On-campus Childcare OptionsFlexible Work Program: full-time/part-time remote work (based on position requirements)Other Voluntary Benefits OfferedFor more information about your total compensation package and other USF benefits, please visit: Work at USF USF Health
    Information for Applicants

    This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

    Job Opening Number: 34058

    Original Posting Date: May 5, 2023

    Posting End Date: June 2, 2023

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    Equal Employment Opportunity

    USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

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    Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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    About USF

    The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

    Working at USF

    With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

    To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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