Advising Specialist - Program Coordinator AP
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (http://eberly.wvu.edu) at West Virginia University invites applications for an Advising Specialist based in the College’s Undergraduate Studies Office. The ECAS Undergraduate Studies Office focuses on day-to-day experiences of students and faculty, including direct advising, working with departmental advisors, assuring undergraduate majors are on track toward meeting requirements for graduation, working with students who are not in good academic standing, overseeing recruitment and scholarships, coordinating experiential learning/internship opportunities, and supporting cross-disciplinary Arts and Sciences strategic plan initiatives, including post-baccalaureate transitions. The successful candidate will be expected to assume significant student recruiting, advising, and development responsibilities. Duties will include: implement and assess proactive initiatives, including social media, that maximize efficacy of undergraduate recruiting in the Eberly College; work with the College Scholarship Committee and the College Development Office to manage messaging regarding major scholarship programs; develop an Eberly Student Ambassador program; assist students who are seeking internships, including developing and teaching courses and workshops on resumes, cover letters and other aspects of professional self-presentation; advise in-coming transfer students about their coursework; teach ARSC 201: Arts & Sciences in the workplace; assist students who are on deferred suspension or have been reinstated; and work with the Associate Dean to achieve Undergraduate Studies Office priorities. Required qualifications include: a Master’s Degree in an Arts and Sciences major or a closely related field and one year of experience in teaching and/or advising at the college level. Additional skills required include: evidence of excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills in order to recruit and assist students effectively; evidence of ability to assist students applying for internships; evidence of ability to create and maintain data bases; evidence of attention to detail; evidence of ability to assess and enhance the effectiveness of advising, recruiting, and development activities; ability to work occasional weekends and evenings. This Program Coordinator-Advising Specialist position is categorized as a Faculty Equivalent. It is full-time, 12-month, and benefits eligible; it does not carry faculty rank or accrue tenure credit. To apply, visit jobs.wvu.edu and click on "FE/AP" link and then click on “Advising Specialist – Program Coordinator #434.” Go to the bottom of the ad and click apply now to complete the registration form and upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of advising and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on May 15th, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, contact Associate Dean Valerie Lastinger at Valerie.Lastinger@mail.wvu.edu. WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.