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  • Pre-Prof Health Advisor - Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

    Job Description:

    Provide academic advising services to assigned students:
    • Advise students regarding: programs of study and the development of appropriate academic plans based on pre-professional health track of interest.
    • Guide students through health science program admissions requirements.
    • Provide feedback to students on their application competitiveness.
    • Write letters of recommendation and letters of support for students.
    • Assist students in identifying their interests, abilities, 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 and professional development, and support their educational success.
    • Make appropriate referrals to other university resources. • Participate in and provide feedback on training and professional development activities.
    2. Teaching/Programming
    • Create and update workshop presentations both online and in person.
    • Conduct 15-20 presentations per semester.
    • Teach courses as needed.
    3. Collaborate with university partners on matters that impact student recruitment, success, and retention:
    • Participate in recruitment activities, programs, and initiatives.
    • Provide advising information to prospective students and/or parents.
    • Provide advising services to students during New Student Orientation
    • Support departmental and University retention initiatives.
    • Contact continuing students who do not register for classes. 
    4. Maintain accurate and confidential records of student information, including advising interactions:
    • Document all advising interactions with students.
    • Maintain accurate and confidential records on students.
    5. Monitor student progression in degree program and establish advising checkpoints:
    • Use the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) advising platform to establish targeted student populations on caseload for more intensive advising.
    • Use DegreeWorks to determine student’s progress in completing degree requirements.
    • Meet all students on assigned caseload at least twice a semester. 
    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 a faculty member at VCU.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working within healthcare, STEM fields or in providing advising to populations interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare field.
    • Demonstrated experience providing academic, career, or individualized counseling in a social services or K-12 education setting.
    • Demonstrated experience with public speaking in small and large groups.
    Application Instructions:
    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 January 31, 2019. The pay range is $38,000 - $40,000.