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Academic Advisor

Employer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
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
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 https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/109300 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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