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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Academic Advisor (Biology) & (Chemistry/Physics)
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State of Virginia | Richmond, VA
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Job Description

The Office of Student Services in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS) is recruiting to fill two Academic Advisor positions, one in the area of Biology and one in the combined areas of Chemistry and Physics. 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, depending on the unit assigned, the Academic Advisor will provide resources to improve the student to advisor ratio in the Biology and in the Chemistry/Physics areas. 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 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 assigned students; 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; and 4. Monitor student progression in degree program and establish advising checkpoints.

Minimum 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 an employee at VCU. * Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements