Academic Advisor I-II

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Apr 8, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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 Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Academic Advisor I-II Position Number 592260 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Wilder Sch Of Govt & Public Affairs 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 mission of the Wilder School is to:

• Engage, teach and inspire students and leaders to understand and solve challenges in our world.
• Advance research that informs public policy and decision making to improve our communities.
• Collaborate with communities through innovative partnerships to enhance quality of life.

Student Success is at the core of the VCU strategic plan – Quest 2025: Together We Transform. To ensure each VCU student finds success on their individualized path, it is imperative that a campus environment is established that eliminates artificial barriers to degree progression/graduation, nurtures student engagement both with faculty and our community, develops cultural competency in our graduates, and creates opportunities to experiment and develop tangible and intangible skills related to their future career goals.

The chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal:

We are seeking an Academic Advisor I-II to provide support to the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Wilder School’s undergraduate student population. These services include processing graduation applications, assisting with financial aid appeals, conducting academic requirement audits, assisting with Welcome Week and Open House activities, and providing academic advice to Wilder School students.

This position will work with undergraduate students and faculty from admission through graduation to ensure academic success, collaborate with various university academic units to recruit and provide support to undergraduate students, track undergraduate student files; monitor student progress throughout their undergraduate studies, and ensure that students are certified for graduation in a timely manner.

The Academic Advisor will also develop, interpret, document, implement, assess, and apply University, State, Federal, and School policies and procedures in order to ensure the efficient, timely, and cost effective delivery of undergraduate student support services.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Government & Public Affairs, student personnel, college counseling, or a related field.

Demonstrated experience providing academic advising in a college or university setting.

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 from an accredited institution in the field of Government & Public Affairs, student personnel, college counseling, or a related field.

Demonstrated experience using Banner, SSC Campus (or Foundation) and Degree Works.

Demonstrated experience working with students on student appeals and petitions.

Demonstrated ability to manage academic processes within and across academic units.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and customer service skills.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $38,000 - $42,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Applications must be submitted online through e-jobs at

All applications should include a cover letter and a detailed resume with the names and contact information of three professional references.

A resume does not take the place of work experiences on the application.

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.”

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Job Open Date 04/08/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Administrative/ Secretarial/ Clerical 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

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  2. Resume
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