Wilder School – Academic Adviser – FAF380:
The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a professional faculty position as Academic Advisor for the Undergraduate Advising team.
The Wilder School's vision is to be the premier resource for public policy expertise and social justice in public safety, governance and economic and community development. Our academic excellence attracts the highest quality faculty and students, and our graduates are leaders in their professions. Our research and consulting practices have global impact. With over 300 graduate students, 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 10,000 alumni, the Wilder School has established an environment where competing perspectives thrive and where a common interest in public service and the betterment of society knits these perspectives together.
Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal:
Provide guidance to undergraduate students on academic programs and university procedures and documents related to completing their undergraduate education; Work with undergraduate students and faculty from admission through graduation to ensure academic success. Work with various university academic unites to provide support to and recruit undergraduate students. Activities will include being accountable for tracking undergraduate student files; monitoring student progress throughout their undergraduate studies; ensuring that students are certified for graduation in a timely manner. Develop, interpret , document , implement , assess, and apply University, State, Federal, and School policies and procedures in order to ensure the most efficient , timely , and cost effective delivery of undergraduate student support service;
Assist faculty, staff, and students by utilizing Ellucian and our own electronic databases, to research student records and to initiate and carry out student actions;
Perform academic course corrections/changes and certain student actions without supervision based on preset standards;
Work with student s to ensure that they are registered for the appropriate courses and credits. Perform an audit of all student records in Banner and DegreeWorks each semester to ensure that they are registered for the appropriate courses and credits.
Manage and maintain all student records, insuring they are accurate and up-to-date, and available for faculty to use in advisement and for student actions.
- Master's degree in one of the discipline in the School of Government & Public Affairs, student personnel, college counseling or a related field.
- Demonstrated experience providing academic advising in a college or university setting.
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment
- One year of experience processing graduation applications.
- Demonstrated experience using Banner, SSC Campus (or Foundation) and Degree Works.
- Demonstrated experience working with students on student appeals and petitions.
- Demonstrated ability to manage academic processes within and across academic units.
- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills as well as customer service.
This position is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure eligible faculty position with an academic rank of Instructor, subject to University policies and procedures governing administrative and professional faculty appointments as noted on the following link: http://www.provost.vcu.edu/
All applications for this position must be submitted electronically at https://www.vcujobs.com/ and include a curriculum vitae and/or resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without checking with the candidate.
Direct Link: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/65745
“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.”
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Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls nearly 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.