Director, Collegewide Advising 013024-001P

  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Cocoa, FL
  • Jan 31, 2024
Full time Education Management Other

Job Description

Eastern Florida State College is currently seeking applications for the full-time position of Director, Collegewide Advising on the Cocoa Campus in Cocoa, Florida.

Responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of advising systems and strategies collegewide.  Supports the development, implementation and evaluation of advising pathways designed to support a comprehensive planning and enrollment process that leads students to degree completion. Provides a continuous training and development program for advisors. Oversees special projects such as new student orientation, academic pathways, and creation of student educational plans based on guided pathways. Supervises campus-based and collegewide advising staff.  Recommends personnel for hire. Provides evaluations and performance feedback accordingly and in a timely manner.

The following minimum qualifications for this position must be met before any applicant will be considered:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • At least three years related experience and/or training in advising.
  • Demonstrated experience as a supervisor.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to student services.
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of enrollment and recruiting functions.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and complete assigned work within deadlines.
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to provide leadership, work as a team member, and be effective in relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to diagnose systems issues and design strategies to remediate and improve.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook – Working knowledge of Banner and/or other EFSC student related software preferred.
  • Experience in assigned advisor model.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to travel between campuses and off-site locations.
  • Valid Florida Motor Vehicle Operator’s license required.
  • This position will require successful fingerprinting and the candidate chosen will be required to pay the associated fee (currently $37.25). This fingerprinting fee ($37.25) is non-refundable.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Equal Access/Equal Opportunity.
  • Official transcripts of all collegiate work will be required to be considered beyond the application phase.*

*High School Diploma or GED or transcripts or official transcripts of all collegiate work (as appropriate for the position) must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment.  All foreign degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.

Minimum physical qualifications:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to access, input and retrieve information and/or data from a computer.
  • Ability to work inside an office environment.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary.

The annual salary is $65,000Successful internal candidates for external job postings should be aware that their current salary does not transfer to the new position.  Salary will be as advertised in the job announcement.  Full-time employees of Eastern Florida State College receive fringe benefits including health insurance and a retirement plan.

Applications will be accepted from January 31, 2024 through February 11, 2024; however, the College reserves the right to extend or conclude searches without notice.  Applications must be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m. on the closing day. 


All applicants must apply on-line at the Eastern Florida State College Website in order to be considered for employment.  If an applicant needs assistance in completing the on-line application, he/she should contact Human Resources.  With at least 24 hours advance notice, EFSC can provide readers, Braille, audio cassettes, computer readers, sign language interpreters, and Scribes.


Applications will not be considered after the deadline date unless justified and approved for exception by the Associate Vice President, Human Resources. All successful applicants must complete New Employee Orientation prior to beginning work. 


Eastern Florida State College, Human Resources, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922

Telephone: (321) 433-7070  FAX: (321) 433-7065  Florida Relay: 1-800-955-8770



Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veterans status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

About the college

Eastern Florida State College, located in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, is a co-educational, publicly supported post-secondary institution that adopted its current name on July 1, 2013 with the addition of four-year Bachelor's Degrees.

An accredited institution, EFSC is recognized as one of America's leading state colleges for quality instruction, organization and innovative, leading-edge programs.


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