Student Life Advisor (*Restricted)

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Education Support Spec III

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Student Life Advisor (*Restricted)

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-Provost Annandale

Work Location:

Fairfax County - 059

Hiring Range:

$50,000 - $58,000

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Full Time

Work Schedule:

Typically Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, but frequent evening shifts and occasional overnight and/or weekends (1-2 per semester)

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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

The Student Life Office provides student engagement activities including, but not limited to, social and cultural events, involvement in student clubs and organizations, and developing student leadership opportunities for NOVA students. The office also develops training and recognition programs for student leaders and coordinates travel and volunteer opportunities for NOVA students at the Annandale Campus.

This position is responsible for working with the Student Life Manager to plan, implement, facilitate and assess student events including cultural, educational, social, wellness, and volunteerism-based programming both on and off campus. Keystone events and programs include: Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Asian Pacific American Month, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Programming, NOVA Day, Spring Fling, and Finals Prep Week.

Due to the nature of the position, they will spend significant time advising students on program planning, academic and interpersonal issues and leadership roles. They may serve as a mediator for interpersonal and organizational conflicts among students or between faculty club advisors and student leaders. The position will also assist with training student staff on department policies and best practices.

This position also ensures proper execution of purchases and generates contracts adhering to NOVA, VCCS and Commonwealth of Virginia policies procedures and laws. Communicates with vendors as needed to be compliant with rules and regulations and secure the best price for services. Develop creative marketing and promotional materials for Student Life events. Work a flexible schedule including mornings, nights, and weekends as needed to support Student Life initiatives. Assist Student Services staff as needed, and make referrals to campus and community resources as necessary.

Other duties include: Submit and track department purchases through eVA electronic procurement system; process purchase requisitions, reimbursements, PCard reconciliations, and all other purchasing-related procedures for campus-sponsored events; assist with proper reconciliation of department accounts.

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 and skills in computer usage, including Microsoft Office Outlook, and the use of the internet to complete research.• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.• Ability to establish goals and make decisions based on program and institutional policies.• Ability to communicate effectively with various populations orally and in writing. • Ability to plan, execute, and assess activities and programs for college students.• Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff members.• Ability to advise students on program development and management, purchasing, college policies and procedures, and regulations related to student life programming.• Ability to supervise and work with students and faculty advisors in campus organizations.• Ability to work effectively with a highly diverse student population. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse student population.• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner. • Ability to work nights and weekends.• Ability to coordinate and facilitate collaborations with student groups, academic departments, administrative departments, and the community• Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.• Strong customer service skills.

Required Qualifications:

•Associate’s degree in a relevant field or combination of equivalent applicable experience or training or education.•Previous experience with event planning, or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
• Event planning experience in an educational setting.
• Experience working with college students in a co-curricular environment.
• Experience advising college student leaders.
• Budget management experience.
• Purchasing experience, preferably Commonwealth of Virginia purchasing experience using eVA.

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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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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time