Sr Acad Success & Enrich Spec

Rochester, NY


The Academic Operations Director oversees core curricular and academic policy functions in the undergraduate division (College) within AS&E. This includes liaising with the faculty-led College Curriculum Committee, advising on and drafting new and revised academic policies, evaluating and approving course and cluster changes, preparing paperwork for new programs to the New York State Education Department, and providing direction on primary undergraduate administrative functions such as the undergraduate bulletin and undergraduate surveys. The Academic Operations Director also implements high-level strategic initiatives developed by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, including periodic academic program review, annual cluster review, the implementation of new systems (course inventory management), and other special projects. The individual in this role works with substantial latitude in these areas, providing direction to the administrative infrastructure of the undergraduate division in AS&E.


  • Serves as core consultant to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and other deans, on strategies for implementing special projects around academic policies and the curriculum, organizing the implementation of these initiatives.

  • Advises on the construction of new and revised academic programs within the structure and requirements of the Rochester Curriculum, liaising with Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, relevant faculty and College Curriculum Committee as required.

  • Develops and implements new and revised academic policies, including communication plans and trouble-shooting with academic departments.

  • Reviews and approves departmental requests for changes to courses and student petitions related to academic policies, including the clusters, course overloads, and degree audit.

  • Liaises with Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and other deans, academic units, and College units on academic data needs and prioritizes requests to Office of Institutional Research, including reports on key indicators; oversees semesterly course evaluation process and ASE undergraduate survey schedule.

  • Evaluates and implements new systems and processes to improve academic administrative process, including course inventory management, the cluster search engine, and UR Student.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Master's degree preferred

  • 4 years of relevant experience required

  • or an equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Experience in academic administration preferred

  • Strong skills in critical analysis required

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required

  • Attention to detail required

  • Demonstrated ability to engage intellectually with topics across myriad academic disciplines required

  • Basic computing skills (Microsoft office, email) required

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $53,500 - $74,900 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 Dean's Staff
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM