Academic Advisor (Psychology)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time

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 (Psychology) Position Number 583070 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 Office of Student Services and the Department of Psychology in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences ( CHS ) is recruiting to fill an Academic Advisor position. The Academic Advisor will sustain an environment of effective academic advising for undergraduate students in the College in order 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 improve the student to advisor ratio in the Psychology program and to provide professional academic advising for majors in the Psychology program. Meeting these needs will improve student engagement through effective academic advising, while supporting the identified metrics of graduation rates and retention.
The Academic Advisor position requires a high degree of confidentiality. The main purpose of this position is to sustain an environment of effective academic advising for undergraduate students in the respective program.
The incumbent must exercise professional judgment in the following ways:
1. Provide correct up-to-date information about all College and Psychology program-specific academic program requirements.
2. Provide correct interpretations of University and College rules and regulations.
3. Be comfortable and accurate in answering pointed questions from parents and students about graduation issues.
4. Be able to tell students they lack requirements for graduation and offer suggestions for completion of the needed requirements (including possible substitutions or waivers of degree requirements).
5. Follow appropriate protocol for situations involving Title IX or FERPA .
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Provide academic advising services to Psychology majors;
2. Collaborate with university partners on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention;
3. Maintain accurate and confidential records of student information, including advising interactions;
4. Monitor student progression in degree program and establish advising checkpoints. 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 a staff member at VCU . Preferred Hiring Standards
• Educational background in the discipline, Psychology.
• 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 to $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 Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Job Open Date 08/18/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Miscellaneous 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. * Describe your experience with having a caseload of students.

    (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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