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Academic Advisor

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 26, 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
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

University Code 35211 University Title Student Advisor 1 University Job Family Student Services ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Academic Advisor Position Number 552410 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department School of Nursing 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
VCU School of Nursing is seeking an Academic Advisor to serve our undergraduate students. As such, the advisor:
- Provides guidance and direction to students concerning academic matters and factors affecting academic performance in order to facilitate success in the program.
- Works with students, faculty, and other stakeholders from the point of admission through graduation to ensure academic success.
- Is accountable for undergraduate students’ plans of study and files; monitors student progress through the program; maintains continuous contact with their assigned students in order to provide information and guidance; ensures that students have necessary information to be certified for graduation in a timely manner.
- Develops, interprets, documents, implements, assesses, and applies School of Nursing, University and State policies and procedures to ensure the most efficient and effective delivery of student support services.
- Knowledgeable about academic programs, policies, procedures, and student support services within the scope of responsibilities.
- Works with other support services at VCU to facilitate advisement, student progression, and development.
- Maintains accurate records for reporting as required.
- Assist with recruitment, onboarding, and coordination of other activities to facilitate student advising, progression and success.
- Provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, SON leadership and other constituents.
- Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Hiring Standards
 A minimum of one year professional relevant work experience in higher education or a related field.
 Ability to manage multiple work priorities, work under pressure, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively as a team member.
 Ability to prioritize; organize; coordinate programs; attention to detail; follow instructions; accuracy and adhere to project deadlines.
 Ability to quickly learn new programs and applications.
 Goal-driven, self-directed and creative with excellent problem-solving strategies, interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
 Commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.
 Data entry and Computer proficiency, especially Microsoft Suite and ability to learn new software and technology.
 Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or other related degree from an accredited college or university. Preferred Hiring Standards
 Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or other related degree from an accredited college or university. Computer proficiency in university software (e.g. Google Suite, Banner, Redcap, etc.)
 Prior experience in student affairs, student advising or related student success work Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $40,000-$45,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m, some weekends/late evenings Job Open Date 08/26/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Accounting/ Management/ Professional 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. * Do you have a Master's degree in higher education administration, counseling, or related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience working with college students?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your academic advising experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What skills do you possess that you believe will be an asset to you in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Can you work evenings and/or weekends when necessary?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your experience supporting and interacting with a diverse group of people.

    (Open Ended Question)

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