First in the Forest Advisor
Job location: Winston Salem, NC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-09
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Job Title: First in the Forest Advisor
Department: Wake Forest Scholars / Office of the Dean of the College
Reports to: Director, Magnolia Scholars Program & Director, Wake Forest Scholars
Position Summary: Advises, empowers, and serves as a resource for the First in the Forest (first-generation students) community at Wake Forest University.
- Serves as a dedicated advisor for the First in the Forest community; counsels students concerning course selection, extra-curricular pursuits, and involvement at Wake Forest.
- Guides students in navigating challenges and connecting them to appropriate on-campus resources.
- Acts as advisor for First in Flight Club; oversees and advises on First in Flight’s peer mentorship program for all first-generation students.
- Coordinates programming for students designed to promote academic and personal success; foster community among first-generation students; and increase student involvement on-campus.
- Advises on-campus partners on tailoring their support for first-generation students; provides opportunities for students to engage intentionally with other offices on campus.
- Develops social media to build connections among and awareness of Wake Forest’s first-generation community.
- Manages use of the First in the Forest Opportunity Funds with approval of Director of the Magnolia Scholars Program.
- Serves as a University representative and liaison to secondary schools and students and educate/ update guidance professionals and prospective students concerning the University's support for first-generation students.
- Collects data and testimonials from students to better inform institutional support of first-generation community.
- Serves as liaison between Scholars Office and other campus units, such as the Office of Academic Advising.
- Represents Wake Forest University at conferences and other engagements with external university and professional groups focused on first-generation students.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- BA/BS required, preference given to Wake Forest graduates.
- Knowledge of the additional challenges and stressors faced by first-generation students; interest in and dedication to raising awareness about these issues and supporting first-generation students.
- Knowledge of Wake Forest academic and extracurricular programs.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
- Knowledge of budget development and management.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, WordPress, the Internet and other relevant software.
- Ability to travel if necessary
- Ability to meet requirements of the University's automobile insurance.
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This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.Additional Job DescriptionTime Type RequirementFull timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.