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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 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.