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Academic Advisor, Pre-Health

Position Deleted on 3/13/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Richmond, VA
Admin - Academic Advising
Full Time

Academic Advisor, Pre-Health

Position Number: FA8320

Department: University College

Rank: Instructor

Application Deadline: March 3, 2014

Description: The University College of Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for an exciting employment opportunity as a Pre-Health Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor is responsible for ensuring that Pre-Health students receive a consistently high quality of academic advising. The Pre-Health Advisor will: assist students and refer them to the appropriate academic and non academic resources of the university to secure an engaging and productive start to their college years; work with students one-on-one, in small groups, and in classroom settings to provide academic support; meet with all first-year advisees at least twice each semester to review college transition issues, general academic policies and degree requirements; develop outreach strategies for second-year advisees to ensure engagement and retention; provide intensive, structured, and ongoing academic advising for pre-health students in advising tracks for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Radiation Science and Clinical Lab Science and graduate and professional programs to include Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Sciences; other academic advising and Pre-Health duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a graduate degree, or education and experience that equates to a graduate degree. A master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or a related area is preferred. Professional experience in a college or university setting as well as experience in academic advising, mentoring, or a student retention program is greatly preferred. Familiarity with the mission of an urban research university and experience working with a diverse student population of varying abilities is required. Excellent problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills are required. Understanding of student development theory is essential. Experience and comfort with contacting students via telephone and email to establish relationships and to encourage them to utilize services is vital. Experience working in a high-volume office that offers exceptional customer service is preferred. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU required.

Application Process: Applicants should email a letter of intent, resume, and the names/contact information of three (3) professional references to: .

Electronic materials are highly preferred. If possible, please combine your letter, resume, and references into a single PDF document.

If you do not have access to email, please send a hard copy to: Doris Mitchell, University College, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284.

Please do not submit duplicate applications.

Our submission deadline is March 3, 2014.

For consideration, your materials must be emailed or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. EST on that date.

For more information about Virginia Commonwealth University, please visit our website at .

For Additional Information: Contact Jessica S. Hill, 804-827-1337/


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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