assistant director of academic advising resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Highly successful experienced at coordinating complex programs. 17 year history of success utilizing well-developed planning, leadership and decision-making abilities. Forward-thinking and resourceful with exceptional program management and team building strengths.
  • Extensive knowledge of Student Development and Leadership
  • Excellent team player and community builder
  • Project planning and implementation
  • Executive presentation development
  • Key relationship management
  • Leadership experience
  • Course planning
  • Personable and approachable
  • Adult learning specialist
  • Charismatic
  • Best practices in on-line instruction
  • Human resources management
  • Ability to de-escalate clients in another vulnerable emotional state
Work History
Assistant Director of Academic Advising, 08/2015 - Current
Amda College Austin, TX, Supports the vision by helping students explore academic opportunities, identify goals, and implement plans to reach those goals. Participated in engaging a community of advising including faculty advisors, collaborative offices, peer academic advisors, and all undergraduate students through training, seminars, programs, events, and related initiatives. Advises undergraduate students across all disciplines and academic interests including but not limited to students expressing interest in health professions, law school, graduate school, undecided students, transfer students, overloads, and students at risk. Assists with research and implementation of best practices, policies, procedures and organizational tasks, and advising assessment. Assists the Director  in administration processes including strategic planning, representing the department on various committees and work groups.

lecturer, 08/2014 - Current
University Of Wisconsin System Milwaukee, WI,  Instructed undergraduate students in Organizational Leadership and Supervision; as well as Leading Change in the Workplace
Graduate Academic Advisor II, 05/2014 - 08/2015
University Of Houston City, STATE,  Provided leadership in advising for faculty, staff and students with in the College of Technology. Developed and maintained plans for Master's degree programs. Serves as a liaison to the faculty, staff and students in regards to college and university wide communication, administrative policies and procedures related to graduate programs.

Student Success Coordinator, Interim Coord, Advisor, 05/2012 - 2014
Boise State University City, STATE,

Provided leadership in the creation of the Student Success and Advising office and the development, implementation, and evaluation of an advising model for the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs through a collaborative process with the academic departments; with a student population of over 3000. Provided expertise in the development of the college's advising program goals and strategies through strategic planning, including the creation of vision and mission statements. Provided leadership and supervision to peer and professional advisors and facilitated professional development of student and professional staff.  Financial administration through the planning and monitoring of departmental budget.

Interim Student Success Coordinator Dec 2012- Jan 2013

Promoted, enhanced, facilitated, and supported the educational process of all prospective and current students within the college. Provided leadership, supervision, and mentoring of the staff within the college's Student Success & Advising office. Coordinated program development by drafting, implementing, and evaluating advising goals and practices across the college.    

Professional Academic Advisor July 2012-Dec 2012

Developed and maintained relationships with College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs undergraduate departments and offices across the campus of Boise State University. Provided professional academic advising through meeting with students individually to discuss curriculum issues, program requirements, and university policy. Monitored student academic progress and helped students develop and assess academic plans relative to personal goals. 

Director, Office of Academic Support, 09/2009 - 05/2012
Black Hill State University City, STATE, Monitor policies and procedures established by the university and the state of South Dakota Board of Regents regarding academic standards and progress and ensure compliance. Chaired the academic standards process by advising students after readmission from academic suspension until they have reached “good standing.” Fiscal management of two budgetary accounts, assessment and evaluation of various programs and activities.

Coordinator, Student Assistant Center, 08/2003 - 09/2009
Black Hills State Univeristy City, STATE, Served as the Administrator of the Student Assistance Center office, which included the following: assistance with the development of annual counseling services for mental health counseling, alcohol assessment, and emergency mental health evaluation. Supervised the Office of Disability Services and alcohol education. Other duties included the supervision of peer tutors and office staff, workshops on time management and study strategies, and coordination of readmission appeals of academic suspension students. Additional fiscal and budgetary responsibility of three departmental accounts.
Certificate : Executive Leadership Coaching, Expected in 2017
Rice University- Dooer Institute for New Leaders - Houston, TX
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Ed.D: Educational Administration, Adult and Higher Education, Expected in 2008
University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD
Status - Dissertation Topic Predictive Factors for Success of Academically Suspended Students following Readmission at a selected Four-Year Public University

Master of Arts: Educational Psychology and Counseling, Expected in
University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD
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Master of Arts: Educational Psychology & Counseling, Expected in
South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD
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International Coaching Federation 2017,National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA) 2004-present, Western Association of Pre-Law Advisors (WAPLA) 2012-2013 Board of Directors 2012, South Dakota College Personnel Association 2002-2012 Campus Liaison 2007-2012 Conference planning committee 2003-2010 Board of Directors 2006-2009, National College Testing Association (NCTA) 2007- 2009 State Liaison South Dakota 2007, American Counseling Association 1998-2003; 2005-2006, 2015, American College Counseling Association 2005-2006, 2015, South Dakota Counseling Association 1998-2004

Certificate of Completion: Boise State University eCampus Quality Instruction Program (eQIP) Course Design Seminar (eCD)~formal Online Teaching Training course.

Certificate of Completion: Boise State University Center for Professional Development Certificate in Leadership Foundations  


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School Attended

  • Rice University- Dooer Institute for New Leaders
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of South Dakota
  • South Dakota State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Director of Academic Advising
  • lecturer
  • Graduate Academic Advisor II
  • Student Success Coordinator, Interim Coord, Advisor
  • Director, Office of Academic Support
  • Coordinator, Student Assistant Center


  • Certificate
  • Ed.D
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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