Academic Advisor-Kinesiology and Health Sciences


Position Information

University Code 10212 University Title Academic Advisor University Job Family Academic & Faculty Affairs ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Academic Advisor-Kinesiology and Health Sciences Position Number 582810 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group Academic Professional Department Office Of Student Services Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences invite applicants to apply for the position of Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor will sustain an environment of effective academic advising for undergraduate students in the College to support VCU being a leader among national research universities in providing all students with high-quality learning/living experiences focused on inquiry, discovery, and innovation in a global environment. More specifically the Academic Advisor will provide resources to improve the student to advisor ratio in the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science programs; answer general questions, provide guidance to upper-level CHS majors who are exploring the option of changing to another major, and assist programs with larger student to advisor ratios that may change over time. Meeting these needs will improve student engagement through effective academic advising while supporting the identified metrics of graduation rates and retention.

Minimum Hiring Standards

•A minimum of one year of professional experience in a college or university setting.
•Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as an employee at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

•Master’s degree in the discipline of interest.
•Demonstrated experience providing academic, career, or individualized counseling in higher education.
•Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $40,000-$42,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants must upload a resume, cover letter, and (as one PDF in the “Other Document” section) the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references as part of this application process. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.vcujobs.com. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM Job Open Date 10/09/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100987 Posting Specific Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)


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