The Dean's Office in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Senior Academic Advisor. The incumbent will advise undergraduate students within the Statler College and be responsible for ensuring that students are equipped with enough information to matriculate through the higher education system in general and the college in specific and aids in the total development of students by providing them guidance in developing social, educational, and career goals, formulating intelligent objectives, and selecting appropriate and realistic academic majors.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate:
Plans, implements and coordinates programming that includes, but is not limited to, multi-year initiatives and academic support services.
Provides timely and effective academic counsel to assist students with selecting, matriculating to, and completing baccalaureate and professional degrees.
Coordinates with the college career services center staff and central student services to assist students in selecting a major, identifying career pathways and building a professional profile for eventual placement.
Provides advising and counseling to students who are on probationary, on deferred suspension or who have been reinstated after suspension.
Develops and maintains curriculum for the mid-year academy for those students who are on probation.
Develops and prepares a four- or five-year academic plan for each advisee and records plan in degree audit system (i.e.
DegreeWorks). Tracks and monitors persistence and completion in accordance with academic plan and revises when necessary.
Employs a combination of appreciative, developmental, intrusive, and prescriptive academic advising to assist students in persistence and completion of degree.
Researches and interprets the WVU Undergraduate Catalog and Statler College policies and procedures for the purpose of assisting students matriculating to degree programs, academic majors and academic minors.
Utilizes student information systems (i.e. Banner and SSC Campus) to track and monitor academic history and inprogress work.
Conducts outreach to students who are identified as at-risk during early alert or midterm grade reporting processes and makes referrals to academic, career, and other support services.
Master's Degree preferably in a STEM discipline or related degree.
Two (2) years of experience in each of the following:
Advising or counseling
Academic or student support services
Student information systems
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
Knowledge of student information systems (i.e. Banner, Student Success Collaborative Campus).
Application of degree audit/planning tools (i.e. DegreeWorks).
Expertise in different forms of academic advising (appreciative, developmental, intrusive, etc.).
Professional oral and written communications.
Demonstrated ability to apply critical reasoning and problem solving.
Ability to employ interpersonal communications and conflict resolution.
Analytical skills prudent to conducting research.
Ability to teach young adults through formal and informal instruction.
Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality.
Three (3) Professional References
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jun 2, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 230103
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.