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Assistant Director of Advising

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Submit Academic Advising Philosophy Statement under "other" document along with cover letter and resume.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Assistant Director of Advising
Position Number C00150
Posting Number C00005P
Type of Recruitment General Public
Pay Band 4
Work Location Radford
Division Academic Affairs-10
College/Unit Human Behavior Sciences-E&G-1110
Department Humanities/Behavioral Scie, Dean of-11101
Hours Per Week 40
Months Per Year 12
Academic or Calendar Year Calendar Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
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Work Schedule

Normal Work Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Contact Name for Applicant Deborah Kitts
Contact Phone for Applicant 540-831-6366
Physical Demands

Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in a related field or equivalent training, education, or experience

Advanced Degree preferred.

Posting Text

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Advising will provide appropriate and effective academic advising to an assigned caseload of students. Performs integrated academic advising and consultation of prospective, current, and former students in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. Assesses academic level and advises on academic programs and changes. Develops academic plans and class schedules. Assists students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities and setting goals. Presents academic information to orientation groups and potential students and parents. Analyzes transfer evaluations and transcripts to determine class credit to be awarded. Maintains appropriate records. Responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and educational team members. The Assistant Director of Advising supports student life and learning through student advocacy, academic coaching, customer service, campus and community referrals, institutional outreach and course scheduling. The Assistant Director of Advising works closely with all campus departments to support retention and persistence endeavors.

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree and demonstrated experience in education, counseling or advising or related field or equivalent training, education, or experience. Experience in planning and implementing programming for student recruitment and/or retention activities, or related events like commencement and workshops. Experience in making independent judgments, analyzing and solving problems, managing multiple tasks, and working independently as a self-starter. Proficient with current software such as Microsoft Office. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

Preferred Qualifications

Academic advising experience in a higher education setting. Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues. Participation in the delivery of in-service training to practitioners on academic advising and information procedures. Experience interpreting and applying university, state and federal policies/procedures. Previous experience/knowledge working with Banner.

Hiring Range Payband 4
Posting Date 08/28/2017
Application Review Date 09/04/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit Academic Advising Philosophy Statement under “other” document along with cover letter and resume.

Employment Conditions Must have a criminal background check
Alternate work schedule

Some weekends and evenings may be required.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation in the application process please contact the hiring department.

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