Academic Advisor

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 01 Feb 2023

Posting Details
Posting Summary


Working Title Academic Advisor
Role Title Education Support Spec III
Role Code 29144-FP
FLSA Exempt
Pay Band 04
Position Number 28001099
Agency Northern VA Community College
Division NV280-Office of Student Services
Work Location Multiple Locations
Hiring Range $50,000 - $58,000
Emergency/Essential Personnel No
EEO Category B-Professionals
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs-
Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference? Yes
Work Schedule
M-F: 8:30am-5pm
Up to two evenings per week (until 7:30pm)
Occasional weekends
Sensitive Position No
Job Description
Academic advisors provide guidance to NOVA students about academic, transfer, career/workforce, and student development issues, needs, or experiences. Provide academic planning and advising guidance to current, returning, and prospective NOVA students in-person, via phone, virtual face-to-face meeting, chat, and email. Manage a caseload of students to support the achievement of the students’ goals including, but not limited to, ensuring proper program placement, successful enrollment, course completion, retention, graduation, transfer, and/or job placement. Conduct assessments of students’ needs to make referrals to supports and services. Facilitate programs and workshops to support academic planning and advising.
Provide academic planning and advising guidance to current, returning, and prospective NOVA students in-person, via phone, virtual face-to-face meeting, chat, and email. Manage a caseload of students to support the achievement of the students’ goals including, but not limited to, ensuring proper program placement, successful enrollment, course completion, retention, graduation, transfer and/or job placement. Conduct assessments of students’ needs to make referrals to supports and services. Facilitate programs and workshops to support academic planning and advising Facilitate programs and workshops to support academic planning and advising.
Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications
Knowledge of academic planning, course scheduling, transfer, career and student development advising. Knowledge of college readiness research, persistence/retention and completion research and best practices for traditional and non-traditional students. Knowledge or awareness of trends in higher education, with a particular emphasis on community college trends.
Skill in providing academic, career, and/or personal counseling to adolescents and adults. Clearly articulated oral and written communication. Skill in written communication, including the development of letters, memos, presentations, and course materials. Skill in oral communication, including large and small group presentations and/or class lectures. Skill in case management, including tracking of student caseload and the collection and reporting of data. Proficiently skilled in computer usage, including Microsoft Office, e-mail, PeopleSoft Student Information System, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and researching information online.
Ability to independently plan and coordinate a variety of programs and projects. Ability to understand and interpret campus and program policies and regulations. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor respectful of diversity and multiculturalism. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to maintain a professional approach to working with students, families, faculty, and staff. Ability to respond creatively and flexibly to changing needs and conditions. Ability to work occasionally at and travel regularly to various NOVA campuses. Ability to collaborate effectively with college personnel, including administrators, counselors, and staff. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse student population. Ability to work evenings and occasional weekend hours.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of occupational experience, education, or training.
  • Some experience in a college setting in an advising or customer service capacity.
  • Must be able to travel to all NOVA campuses (this is not a remote position).
  • Position requires weekly evening and occasional weekend hours.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some prior experience in an academic advising and/or community college setting.
  • Bilingual proficiency.
Operation of a State Vehicle No
Supervises Employees No
Required Travel
Maybe required to travel to other campuses.

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number CLS_1823P
Recruitment Type General Public - G
Number of Vacancies 3
Position End Date (if temporary)
Job Open Date 11/28/2022
Job Close Date 02/01/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Agency Website https://www.nvcc.edu/
Contact Name
Email
Phone Number
Special Instructions to Applicants
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 Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
Additional Information
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the largest community colleges in the nation. NOVA enrolls nearly 75,000 students on its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Sterling, Manassas, Springfield, and Woodbridge, as well as through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment programs. The College offers more than 100 affordable associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals in some of the most in-demand careers.
At NOVA, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community for all students, faculty, and staff, and our diverse workforce is representative of this commitment. To this end, we encourage all applicants seeking to add value through their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to consider employment opportunities with NOVA. To learn more about NOVA’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please visit our website .
NOVA offers eligible employees a benefits package that includes a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement program.
We strive to ensure our employees have the tools and development opportunities to support and promote NOVA’s mission. For more information about NOVA and its programs and services, please visit our website at www.nvcc.edu .
The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports .
Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:  http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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