Senior Academic Advisor (English Department)

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 10214 University Title Senior 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 Senior Academic Advisor (English Department) Position Number 592430 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No 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 English in the College of Humanities and Sciences invites applicants to apply for the position of Academic Advisor. To 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, to provide resources to maintain the student to advisor ratio in the English Department. 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.
•A minimum of three years of professional advising experience or equivalent experience in a related career field such as social work, counseling, or individualized counseling in K-12.
•Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

•Master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, or related field.
•Demonstrated experience creating, implementing, and assessing programming and/or high-impact practices in higher education.
•Demonstrated experience working with at-risk student populations.
•Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.
•Demonstrated experience in collaborative work, including service on committees related to student engagement, student success, departmental service, or academic advising.
•Completion of coursework or training related to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as topics related to leadership, such as conflict resolution, coaching/mentoring, communication styles, or navigating change.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $42,000 to $44,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is 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 Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Job Open Date 05/12/2021 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 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list which of the following you have experience using - Degree Works, Banner, or Navigate (formerly SSC). (Please keep your total response to less than 200 words.)

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  2. * Briefly describe any experience you have working with at-risk student populations (such as first-generation students, underrepresented minority students, LGBTQIA students, or students with disabilities) to ensure student success. (Please keep your total response to 200 words or less.)

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume
Optional Documents

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