Student Life Advisor (*Restricted)

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Education Support Spec III

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Working Title:

Student Life Advisor (*Restricted)

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-Provost Loudoun

Work Location:

Loudoun - 107

Hiring Range:

$50,000 - $58,000

Emergency/Essential Personnel:


EEO Category:

F-Office & Clerical

Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Work Schedule:

M-F, 9-5 schedule with occasional evening and weekend work.

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Job Description:

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports

General Description: The Student Life Advisor (SLA) is responsible for all campus student organizations. He or she is responsible for the coordination of 25-30 recognized student clubs and 5-10 interest groups annually on a campus of 12,000 students. The adviser also oversees the Student Life Club funds account.
The Student Life Advisor also assists in the planning and facilitation of Student Activities including social, educational and leadership based programming both on and off campus.

Description of Duties and Tasks: Reporting to the Student Life Coordinator, the SLA provides comprehensive support to all clubs, organizations and interest groups on campus and serves as the advisor for the campus Student Government Association. The SLA is responsible for the purchasing oversight, program coordination oversight and travel arrangements for all campus student organizations.
The SLA advises student leaders on program planning, academic issues and their development in their leadership roles. The SLA also service as a mediator for interpersonal and organizational conflicts among students or between faculty club advisors and student leaders. The SLA assists in the development of new interest groups and student organizations and assist in club advising should the current club or organization advisor not be available. The SLA makes referrals to campus and community resources as necessary. The SLA oversees the budget of student organizations. The SLA will use PeopleSoft and eVA on a daily or weekly basis.
The SLA will assist in creating the student activities calendar of events. He or she may be responsible for communicating with vendors, scheduling, purchasing and receiving of goods and services through our online purchasing system. The SLA will take part in the setup, facilitation and breakdown of campus and college-wide events.
The SLA will also assist in creating campus wide marketing and promotional materials and maintaining all social media sites.

Essential Functions: The Student Life Advisor will work with faculty club advisors to develop and promote student clubs, organizations and interest groups. The SLA will assist with creating office wide marketing and promotional materials and maintain all social media sites.The SLA assists in the development of new interest groups and student organizations. The SLA will work with the Student Life Coordinator to create and schedule campus events, purchase and receive goods and services through our online purchasing system. As needed, the Advisor will assist the Student Life Coordinator with campus wide programming and office management.

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:

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish goals and priorities and make decisions based on program and institutional policies.
Ability to plan and execute activities and programs for a college population.
Flexibility and willingness to learn new systems.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Strong customer service skills.
Knowledge of and skill in computer usage, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Reader and the use of the internet to complete research.
Familiarity with and ability to maintain Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media.
Experience managing budgets and spreadsheets.
High level of organizational skills.

Required Qualifications: Associate’s degree in a relevant field or combination of equivalent applicable experience or training or education.
Previous experience working with student life or residential life programs in an academic environment.
Demonstrated experience in customer service positions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Experience as an administrator and educator in a college student life or residence life program, or combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing education and informational programs in a diverse cultural environment.
Previous experience managing budgets.
Experience in an administrative support or related role
Previous experience with PeopleSoft and eVA.
Familiarity with and ability to maintain social media sites.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

*This position is funded with non-continuous or non-recurring funding and is subject to continuation based on fiscal year funds and the needs of the college.

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:

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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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time