Northern Virginia Community College has multiple openings for a QEP Advising Specialist.
These positions are located in our Annandale, Manassas, and Alexandria campuses.
To apply please visit our website and apply to the following job numbers:
- 2701 (Annandale)
- 2720 (Manassas)
- 2726 (Alexandria)
The purpose of the Advising Specialist is to provide early academic advising for first-time-to-college NOVA students by helping them determine an academic goal, verify their program of study, and start their academic plan. The Advising Specialist works within the Student Services Center, reporting to the Coordinator of Student Success. The Advising Specialist will • act as a case manager for a group of students, ensuring that new students have completed established checklist items (i.e. set an academic goal, verified their program of study, started their academic plan, met with their Faculty Advisor) • work with high school outreach personnel to establish an early connection with prospective students. • work with summer orientation staff to advise first-time-to-college curricular students. • make referrals (as needed) to the appropriate NOVA office. • act as a resource for Faculty Advisors from an assigned division. • work with academic division staff to assign Faculty Advisors to students. • track students to determine if they have met with their Faculty Advisor by established deadlines. • communicate with students to encourage them to meet with their Faculty Advisor
Required: • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with strong customer service skills. • Ability to establish goals and priorities and make decisions based on program and institutional policies. • Knowledge of college academic programs. • Knowledge of college student services, including (but not limited to) financial aid, services for international students, admissions, testing, parking. • Familiarity with People Soft Student Administration System. • Flexibility and motivation to learn new systems. • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse student population. • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline, or demonstrated institutional expertise. At least one year of experience in advising, preferably in a community college setting.