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Director of Advising
Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington
Date Posted 12/28/2021
Admin-Academic Advising
Executive-Other Executive
Salary $65,452.99 - $72,406.68  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Director of Advising

Full Job Description

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.


DESCRIPTION: Are you an experienced advising professional looking to make an impact? Do you want to help achieve organizational outcomes that support a mission driven goal? Edmonds College is seeking a Director of Advising that is passionate about student success and completion to accomplish these outcomes.

At Edmonds College, The Director of Advising will work closely with every department on campus that provides advising services to students. Our Academic Advising represents critical entry, persistence, and completion support for Edmonds College’s diverse student population. The Director of Advising is also responsible for the coordination of end-to-end advising processes from pre-admissions to graduation across the institution as well as the overall operations and development of academic and career advising in the Academic Advising Center.

Key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and administer college-wide Academic Advising programs and services.

  • Lead the Advising Cross Functional Team and participate in other cross-functional teams or committees related to advising.

  • Lead in the development, implementation and training of advising technology tools with a focus on optimizing functions in ctcLink.

  • Build and enhance close working relationships and business practices with all departments of Student Services and collaboratively link strategies to entry, progression, and completion for EC’s diverse student population.

  • In collaboration with Entry Services, develop, implement, and evaluate a new student advising and new student experience model. Integrate a strengths-based, culturally responsive approach to serving first time in college and matriculated students.

This is a full-time exempt position, reporting to the Dean of Enrollment.

For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Deadline, below.



  • Master’s degree or a combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered.

  • Three (3) years of professional experience advising students in an educational setting.

  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience, including hiring, training and performance evaluations.

  • Excellent verbal, listening, writing, problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills.


  • Experience advising students in a higher education setting.

  • Knowledge and experience with student development theories and practices and/or Guided Pathways principles and strategies.

  • Innovative and inclusive leader with a proven track record in developing, deploying, and evaluating student success and persistence academic advising strategies.

  • Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Familiarity with advising technology tools.

Additional Information:


Salary is $65,452.99-72,406.68 and is based on the Edmonds CC administrative/exempt salary schedule, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package includes 12 sick days per year, 10 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, and 24 vacation leave days per year.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., including some evenings and weekends.

FLSA Status:
The position is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements.


  • You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
  • Criminal background check. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • All new positions are contingent upon funding.
  • At this time, Edmonds College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.
  • Edmonds College is returning to in-person services on September 7th, 2021. We are requiring vaccination for all employees and students beginning the Fall quarter. Exemptions may be accepted. This safety measure will allow the college to reopen safely and minimize risk against COVID-19 and its variants. Future requirements may be set in accordance with internal policies or changes in state or federal guidance.

Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct


All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • Current resume.
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • For veterans’ preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form.


Established in 1967, Edmonds College is a public, two-year, state college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community. It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit www.edmonds.edu.


Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities
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