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Associate Director of Psychology Advising Operations

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2




Virginia Commonwealth University

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Position Description

Associate Director of Psychology Advising and Undergraduate Academic OperationsThe Psychology Department is currently searching for an Associate Director of Psychology Advising and Undergraduate Academic Operations, a professional faculty position that assists the Director of Academic Operations in providing leadership and oversight to academic advising services to the Department's 1700 undergraduate majors, including the coordination of the undergraduate advising center, the training and supervision of graduate student assistant advisors, developing online coursework related to advising, and other duties as assigned. The position assists the Director of Academic Operations as needed and reports to the Director of Academic Operations. Some nights and weekends required. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.


Day to day operations of PSYUGRAD Advising

Supervise and train GTAs and/or professional advisors in all matters related to academic advising for 1700 Psychology majors, following best practices as outlined by NACADA and APA.

Coordinate Transfer Student Orientation

Coordinate undergraduate graduation applications for majors and minors

Coordinate Research Days (Fall, Spring) and subsequent registration

Develop and deploy advising campaigns in conjunction with Student Success Collaborative

Develop and teach online "Discovering the Major: Psychology" course to students and to revise the course for transfer students

Advise undergraduate students, assisting them in educational and career planning, understanding requirements for the major, navigating university processes and procedures, and referring to university resources

Keep current and share with GTAs and peers new technology, programs, etc., related to online instruction initiatives

Meet regularly with the Director of Academic Operations and provide feedback on advising and advisors

Anticipate potential advising issues and proactively address

Must liaise with Transfer center, College Dean's office, Career Center, University Counseling Center, and other units as needed

Communicate clearly with student body and maintain department Blackboard organization•Work with Director of Academic Operations to establish required actions for students and clearly communicate requirements to students

Assist Director of Academic Operations and Director of Undergraduate Programs with current and prospective student-related events (Open Houses, Preview Days)

Coordinate and deliver the Department's participation in transfer orientation

Maintain confidential records

Provide professional communication to faculty, staff, students and administrators

Demonstrated expertise with Banner, DegreeWorks, Student Success Collaborative,

Blackboard, large data sets (Excel and SPSS), Google (Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets),

PowerPoint with recorded narrations, Camtasia, and other relevant programs

Must be knowledgeable of FERPA requirements

Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment

Demonstrated ability to function effectively as part of a team

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Institution Information

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia.

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Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Counseling or related field along with a professional or academic background in Psychology

3 years of experience in progressively responsible roles in higher education advising, Psychology preferred

Supervisory experience

Experience developing and teaching online coursework.

Sensitivity to equity and diversity.

Experience working in a high volume academic unit.

Demonstrated ability to thrive when multi-tasking.

Preferred Qualifications