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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Director of Academic Support and Enrollment, Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia

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  • The Director of Academic Support and Enrollment oversees all programs and staffing for writing and academic skills support, including the Candler Writing Center and TESL instruction.

  • Works closely with the Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs to hire adjuncts where appropriate for TESL courses and with the student worker office to appoint tutors.

  • Orients faculty advisors to academic support and assist in designing MDiv505 and other advising initiatives in the curriculum.

  • Collaborates with faculty and senior administrators to develop new programs to provide academic support to Candler students at all levels.

  • Tracks and maintains statistics on student progress, providing regular updates and analysis to the Associate Dean, Dean, and Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

  • Works closely with the registrar and academic dean to intervene in cases where students may fail to make progress or face obstacles to their success.

  • Refers students to appropriate resources at Candler and Emory for tutoring, career guidance, spiritual guidance, counseling, and financial concerns.

  • Communicates with students and student groups about resources at Candler and Emory that enhance student success.

  • Fosters an atmosphere of inclusiveness through programming and collaboration with DEI administrators and the Community and Diversity Committee.

  • Participates in student concern meetings and works closely with student tracking systems such as Advocate and Slate to provide data to student concerns group.

  • Identifies and researches best policies, practices, and procedures for student success that are appropriate to graduate theological education and makes recommendations.

  • Teaches in the Candler academic support programs including Candler Advance and/or TESL programs.

  • Assists the Senior Director of Academic Administration and Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs in managing honor code cases.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience.

  • Understands graduate professional degree programs, curricula, policies, and academic support services.


  • Master's degree in related field PhD or ThD in appropriate field.

  • Demonstrated experience in academic support in higher education.

  • KSAs: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply policies and procedures.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with individuals from diverse cultures, disciplines, and perspectives.

  • Knowledge of computer and related software programs including student information tracking and records management.

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Job Number 115713

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Candler School Of Theology

Department Candler School Of Theology

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Admissions & Student Life

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor