Advising Coordinator

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
Charlottesville, VA
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

Job Details

Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-14
Req: R0026262

The University of Virginia seeks an Advising Coordinator to support the Department of Computer Science within the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Advising Coordinator will advise undergraduate students and also support faculty members advising students. They will play a lead role in department efforts to help students succeed in their academics as well as have opportunities for co-curricular experiences that support career goals. Advising responsibilities may address academic requirements and policies, major declarations, supporting newly-declared majors, diversity, outreach, supporting pre-majors, and student engagement activities. They will collaborate with department faculty members and other university offices and staff to achieve these goals for students in the department. They may supervise student support staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise computing majors about curriculum, course selection, academic requirements, and progress toward degree completion.

  • Monitor students’ academic progress and identify and help support at-risk students.

  • Coordinate activities to enhance student success and engagement, including co-curricular experiences that support career goals.

  • Participate in outreach and diversity efforts.

  • Respond to the needs of non-majors interested in computing, including the major declaration process and orientation for newly-declared majors (including transfer students).

  • Collaborate with department faculty members, other advisors and student support staff throughout the university.

  • Assist in tracking student data for the department (e.g. number of majors, graduation rates).

  • Incorporate the use of best practices in the area of student advising and support learned through interactions with the professional community, attending conferences, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least four years of relevant experience required.

  • A master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or related field preferred.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of student development theory and practice.

  • Demonstrated commitment to student success.

  • Ability to as a team and independently in a constantly changing environment.

  • Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.

This position does require the willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.

For questions regarding the position please contact Tom Horton, Associate Professor at tbh3f@virginia.edu.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

Please apply through Workday, and search for “Advising Coordinator". Complete an application online and attach a cover letter and CV/resume all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. The cover letter should clearly relate the applicant’s experience to the responsibilities and requirements outlined in the position specification and describe their vision for making UVA Engineering a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Organization

In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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