Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU Virginia Commonwealth University, Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States
Jun 23, 2017Full time
Academic Advisor Academic/Administrative Unit: Division of Strategic Enrollment Management Rank: Professional Faculty/Instructor Position Number: FA3590 & FAF240 (13 positions) Deadline: July 15, 2017 The Division of Strategic Enrollment Management provides primary oversight for the recruitment, retention and graduation of students at all levels. The purpose of the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management is to ensure academic quality and student success, which is dependent upon the recruitment, retention and timely graduation of a talented and diverse student body. Our goals and aspirations are clearly articulated in the university's strategic plan, the Quest for Distinction, and a primary component of our vision is to ensure that we attract and retain students who will graduate at a higher rate and who will contribute to a highly skilled 21st century workforce. Position responsibilities include the following in the respective disciplines: Provide academic advising services to assigned students: Advise students regarding: departmental, College, and University policies and procedures; programs of study; and the development of appropriate academic plans. Write letters of recommendation and letters of support for student appeals. Assist students in identifying their interests, abilities, skills and academic goals and in making decisions regarding their academic career. Introduce students to opportunities that will enrich their academic experience, facilitate their academic and personal development, and support their educational success. Teach students how to manage the college experience, navigate the University, make informed decisions, and assume responsibility for their academic success. Identify and assist struggling or at-risk students. Make appropriate referrals to other university resources. Assist students in the online graduation checkout. Participate in and provide feedback on training and professional development activities. Collaborate with university partners on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention: Participate in recruitment activities, programs, and initiatives (e.g., Open House, Preview Day). Provide advising services to students during New Student Orientation. Support departmental and University retention initiatives. Contact continuing students who do not register for classes. Maintain accurate and confidential records of student information, including advising interactions: Document all advising interactions with students. Maintain training on policies including Title IX and FERPA. Maintain accurate and confidential records on students. Monitor student progression in degree program and establish advising checkpoints: Use the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) advising platform to establish targeted student populations for more intensive advising. Use DegreeWorks to determine student’s progress in completing degree requirements. Meet all assigned advisees at least once a semester. Required Qualifications: 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 faculty member at VCU. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in the discipline of interest. Demonstrated experience providing academic, career, or individualized counseling in higher education. Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills. Application Process: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants must upload a resume, cover letter, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references as part of this application process. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.vcujobs.com. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2017. Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.