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Academic Advisor

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

University Code 10211 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 Job Series Scope of Search Local Working Title Academic Advisor Position Number 593340 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Dean's Office Engineering 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 VCU College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-world engineering education to Central Virginia. Comprised of five different departments (biomedical engineering, chemical and life science engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and nuclear engineering), the VCU College of Engineering enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduate and 300 graduate students in several degree programs supported by approximately 550 full time, part-time, and student employees. Over the past several years, the research expenditures have quadrupled and lead to the generation of meaningful research results at the forefront of technology. Collaborations in the VCU College of Engineering include VCU schools, colleges, and centers, and other university and industry partners.

The College of Engineering is seeking multiple individuals for the positions of Academic Advisor. These positions provide specialized academic advising services to students and collaborate with University colleagues and public stakeholders, such as students, family members, and prospective students. By integrating interpersonal and communication skills with advanced knowledge of curricula, policies (departmental, college, and University), resources, and student development, the advisors will help students identify and set academic and developmental goals, and make progress toward those goals. The advisors will assist in the development of advising programs and initiatives that facilitate student engagement, success, and retention, provide advising data and collaborate with academic and other University operational units on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention.

Minimum Hiring Standards
These positions require individuals who possesses a complex set of technical and interpersonal skills including:
  • Knowledgeable of theory and application of effective advising techniques.
  • Previous experience working with college students in an academic advising capacity, preferably working with STEM majors.
  • The ability to learn and understand curriculum requirements of assigned and other engineering departments.
  • The ability to think critically and troubleshoot/problem-solve complex academic issues to bring to a swift resolution.
  • Is organized and a self-starter and can prioritize work responsibilities.
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or related area or equivalent combination of education and years of experience that equates to a Master’s Degree
  • The College of Engineering supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment
Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Engineering or technical background preferred.
Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range commensurate Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 hrs/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00am-5:00pm Job Open Date 07/19/2021 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? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have working with college students in an academic advising capacity?
    • None
    • 1-3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5+ years
  2. * Do you have experience advising STEM majors in an academic advising capacity?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly explain your understanding of theory and application of effective advising techniques.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have background experience in engineering or a technical field?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document

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