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Assoc Dir - Advising Assessment and Tech/Management Analyst

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 14
Major Administrative Unit / College: Asc Provost For Undergraduate Education
Department: Asc Provost For Undergraduate Education 10043771
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: 75000.00 - 85000.00 Salary Commensurate
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Advising/Counseling, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Assoc Dir - Advising Assessment and Tech

Position Summary

The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (APUE) and Dean of Undergraduate Studies oversees undergraduate education and facilitates institutional wide initiatives focused on enhancing undergraduate learning and student success.  This position will serve as part of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education University Advising unit.  As part of MSU’s Strategic Plan for Student Success, we envision a University Advising community that is appropriately structured and adequately resourced to equitably meet the diversity of our students’ needs, to help students develop their purposes and passions, to support the migration of students between majors/minors and colleges at MSU, and to meet MSU’s strategic goal of an 86% graduation rate with no opportunity gaps by 2030. With our current focus of redesigning the advising experience on campus and student success a large focus of our strategic plan, this is an exciting time to join us in this work.


The Associate Director will exercise leadership in advising assessment, evaluation, and technology to ensure the Advising Unit is meeting its goals, equitably supporting students, and that advisors have the technology they need to excel in their work.  The Associate Director provides coordination and expertise in designing and implementing assessment and evaluation projects including creation of unit goals, student learning, programmatic, and advisor outcomes, and assessment plans and rubrics. The Associate Director also manages advisor technology for the institution and oversees technology training and onboarding for new advisors.


  • Lead the work to design and implement assessment plans in the APUE University Advising Unit through development of measurable program goals and outcomes, creation of rubrics, and selection of appropriate assessment strategies
  • Collaborate with APUE and assessment leads across the institution to create a cohesive culture of assessment across campus and identify opportunities for alignment and areas for increased impact
  • Lead the work of the Assessment and Metrics workgroup (comprised of advisors across campus)
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to advising units across the institution in designing and implementing advising based assessments
  • Facilitate the design and implementation of advising assessment plans including advising evaluation as developed by APUE Advising leadership, University Advising Leadership and Fellows, and the APUE data and assessment team
  • Promote the use of data-informed decision-making at the unit, division, and institutional levels
  • Facilitate the use of assessment findings by disseminating findings to unit, divisional, and institutional constituencies including the contributions of advising toward student learning, retention, and success
  • Manage advising technology (Advising and Tutoring appointment system, Campus Solutions, etc.) including overseeing training and user onboarding, as well as serving as point of contact for enhancements and troubleshooting
  • Serve as a liaison to Registrar's Office, SIS Transition and Operation team, and APUE Data Analytics Team on advising related technology (ESAF, SIG, SISCS) and data reports
  • Provide workshops and professional development opportunities related to advising technology and assessment

The salary for this position will range from $75,000-$85,000 per year.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Accounting, Business, Human Resources or a field related to the area of employment; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive experience in assessment and evaluation including designing outcomes and assessment plans, knowledge of theories and practice related to student success, retention, and graduation, demonstrated commitment to principles of equity in assessment and/or culturally responsive assessment practices, finance, budget development and administration and application of information systems and technology; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or a related field
  • Five years of experience with advising in a higher education institution
  • Strong analytic, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with detailed information with attention to accuracy
  • Ability to support data-informed decision making for senior leaders
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with people at multiple levels and with diverse perspectives
  • Experience designing training and professional development opportunities for colleagues
  • Experience with Campus Solutions

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three references, and a DEI statement addressing how assessment and technology can be used to advance student success for underserved populations.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

Bidding eligibility ends on 1/17/23 at 11:55 PM

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