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00076 - Academic Advisor

Company: Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

00076 - Academic Advisor

Job no: 495420
Work type: Full-Time (Salaried)
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Categories: Educational and Media Services

Title: 00076 - Academic Advisor

Hiring Range: $38,894 - $50,000

Pay Band:

Agency: Norfolk State University

Location: Norfolk State University

Agency Website: WWW.NSU.EDU

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Norfolk State University (NSU), invites applicants for the position of Professional Academic Advisor. The Professional Academic Advisor guides (primarily) juniors and seniors within schools and colleges, as they define, plan, and achieve their educational goals and career plans for graduation through the assimilation of information from a variety of sources; course selection; interpretation of academic rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and referral to appropriate services and resources.

The advisor may also teach courses in a discipline or area offered by the University, and serve as a departmental or meta-major liaison with other university faculty. Provide helpful and timely academic advising and coaching services and other opportunities that facilitate students progress toward achieving their education goals.

Additional responsibilities may include:

1. Onboarding assigned students, including teaching them about deadlines, protocols, policies and procedures.
2. Helping students develop educational plans that meet their academic goals and inspiring adherence.
3. Provide and overview of degree and graduation requirements.
4. Complete Certificates of Advanced Standing (CAS) in a timely manner.
5. Linking students to campus resources, as needed (e.g., counseling or financial aid).

*Continued employment contingent on the availability of grant funding.

NSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Demonstrated working knowledge of academic advising models and best practices.
2. Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral and written communication.
3. Demonstrated ability to work with and interact effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty and staff.
4. Considerable computer skills, e.g., the ability to conduct internet research and word processing and utilize database software.
5. Demonstrated ability to work with student information systems.
6. Considerable experience in effectively assessing a student's academic needs, collaborating with a student to construct a plan to improve academic performance, promoting the student's success and tracking results.
7. Considerable knowledge of the applicable federal and state regulations governing areas related to the responsibilities of the position including the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
8. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and assignments.
9. Considerable experience teaching or facilitating academic support courses (i.e., study skills, first year semester, etc).

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Maser's degree or higher in Academic Advising, Education or related fields.
2. 3-5 years of direct academic advising experience with an advising load of at least 300 students per term.

Special Instructions:

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or r--sum-- is submitted successfully. Please refer to "Your Application" in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Application and/or r--sum-- for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia's Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or r--sum--s will not be accepted. Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or r--sum--. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or r--sum--. RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or r--sum-- is submitted successfully. Please refer to "Your Application" in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Norfolk State University conducts background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration. The type of background check(s) performed are dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist and may include: criminal history, including sexual offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) records, license verification, and credit report reviews. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. As a finalist, you will be required to sign an Authorization to Release form. Norfolk State University utilizes Form I-9 and E-verify in the verification of eligibility for employment. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Contact Information:

Name: Office of Human Resources

Phone: 757-823-8160


In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

Advertised: 01 Feb 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

Keywords: Virginia Department of Human Resource Management, Norfolk , 00076 - Academic Advisor, Other , Norfolk, Virginia

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