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Student Success Advisor

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & 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 Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Student Success Advisor Position Number 569990 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Social Work 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
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work ( SSW ) is seeking multiple individuals for the position of Student Success Advisor. This position will work closely with the Director of Advising & Retention, program directors, faculty and staff to foster an increasing sense of responsibility and empowerment for students as they progress towards successful completion of their program. This position will provide advising and support to current social work students throughout their development as social work professionals; assist with orientations and admissions outreach activities, and promote student engagement.

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Guidance, Counseling or a related field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to exercise diplomacy, tact, flexibility, and empathy when interacting with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Working knowledge of social work education, student development and learning theory, FERPA .
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including public speaking.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Detail-oriented event coordination.
  • Networking and relationship building with community partners.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with, interpreting, communicating, and implementing complex policies and procedures.
  • Evidence of working independently and exercising initiative.
  • Ability to thrive in high-paced, high-volume environments.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software including Word, Power Point, Excel, Canvas, and various communication technologies including Google Apps, Zoom, Skype and social media.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate non-traditional students by offering evening and weekend appointments will be required.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to a diverse population of faculty, students, staff and community partners.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .
Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Experience in college admissions, academic advising, academic and/or student affairs preferred.
Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $40,000 - $42,00 Application Process/Additional Information
Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday - Friday Job Open Date 08/19/2021 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. * Do you have a Master's degree in social work, education, professional counseling, psychology or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in advising students?
    • 0-1 year
    • 1-3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5-10 years
    • 10+ years
  3. * Please describe your advising philosophy

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your advising experience

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience in providing advising services in a virtual/remote environment

    (Open Ended Question)

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

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