The Student Affairs Fellows are full-time positions created to provide professional staff experience in a fast-paced higher education environment to recent University graduates. As a staff member in the Division of Student Affairs, the Fellows work on programs and initiatives related to building community, belonging, and safety, while carrying out other essential duties related to the activities of the particular unit or sub-unit in which they are assigned. The Fellows will provide programmatic and student support services across Student Affairs, including areas such as the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Engagement & Inclusion, Orientation & New Student Programs, First Generation and Low-Income Student Support, Housing & Residence Life, the Office of African-American Affairs, Career Services, Student Health and Wellness and the central Vice President’s Office. In addition to supporting programs and students, the Fellows may be asked to conduct research, coordinate outreach and communications, and manage special projects as assigned by their supervisor, who will be a student affairs professional staff member based in the Fellows’ area of appointment.
The Division is seeking at least four Fellows, with the possibility for additional opportunities. The current open positions will support the Office of the Dean of Students, in student engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Multicultural Student Services, and Orientation & New Student Programs. Responsibilities will be focused on event planning and coordination, program, and student/student organization support. Night and weekend work will be required, with the potential for a non-traditional (outside 8am-5pm) schedule.
Programmatic responsibilities depend on the Fellow’s assignment, but generally include assisting students, faculty, and staff with program design, implementation, and/or support services related to the assigned program. Consistent with student self-governance, Fellows will not be expected to create and manage programs on their own, but will be expected to partner with and support students in designing and implementing the programs.
Student support responsibilities include assisting, mentoring, and training student leaders; helping students solve problems; and responding appropriately to questions and challenges. While work will be primarily student-facing and focused, Fellows may be expected to respond to questions from parents, faculty or staff and other stakeholders. Fellows may also encounter students who need support or assistance related to interpersonal problems, policy violations, psychological issues, or other concerns and may be asked to triage and provide referrals and resources to students experiencing such difficulties.
Other duties as assigned may include duties as assigned by deans or senior VPSA staff. Fellows will be expected to assist with unforeseen priorities that emerge in the Division of Student Affairs unit in which they are hired. Fellows may be asked to assist the agency or State government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
Candidates must have the following required knowledge areas, skills, and abilities:
- A degree from UVA with recent demonstrated knowledge of student self-governance and the student experience at the University of Virginia;
- Strong commitment to the division’s core values of academic rigor, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance;
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Excellent operational and project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task;
- Ability to exercise discretion in prioritizing tasks, sharing information, and using independent judgment; and
- Ability to work in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
A competitive applicant for the Fellow positions will have many of the following preferred knowledge areas, skills, and abilities:
- Ability to coordinate resources, evaluate information, and identify creative solutions;
- Understanding of the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs;
- Experience with event planning and coordination; and
- Experience and/or domain knowledge specific to the Student Affairs program in which the Fellow will work.
These positions have a 12-month term limit, with an anticipated start date in July of 2022. At the conclusion of the appointment, the Fellow will be required to submit a written summary report of accomplishments, including recommendations for current and future initiatives.
Candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by May 16, 2022, though positions will remain open until filled. Requested application materials include a letter of interest or cover letter; resume; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references. The anticipated salary range is $40,000.00 - $45,000.00. The selected applicant will pass a background check.
Please apply through Workday, and search for R0035563. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
• Cover letter
• Contact information (name, phone number and email address) for three references.
Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.
For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman.
The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings and programs
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