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Developmental Advising Specialist

Categories: Mid South Region 3


College of Public Health


West Virginia University

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Position Description

The West Virginia University School of Public Health is seeking applications for a Developmental Advising Specialist. This position is responsible for providing primary academic advising functions to the School of Public Health undergraduate program. Employee will regularly communicate with undergraduate students on matters directly related to successful matriculation in the BPH program, and also continuously monitor undergraduate student progress.


  • Work with students individually and in groups to assist in building matriculation plan, developing competency in decision making, goal setting and career planning.
  • Monitors progress with regard to completion of prerequisite courses and attainment of minimum GPA requirements.
  • Plan and participate in New Student Orientation. Assists in college events including commencement, graduation, workshops etc.
  • May serve as a primary instructor for first year seminar course.
  • Organize, maintain and be knowledgeable of all program information.
  • Work with the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services to ensure compliance with and understanding of SPH program and graduation deadlines.
  • Actively engages with undergraduate students and participates in student activities.
  • Oversee communication to the undergraduate student body regarding support and auxiliary services, student life, events, clubs, organizations, resources.

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Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related subject matter to perform work of this nature.
  • Experience working in an academic setting preferred.
  • Strong organizational and skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Highest standards of confidentiality and discretion;
  • Exercise sound independent judgment, and work successfully with colleagues and faculty;
  • Familiarity with academic settings and undergraduate education;
  • Utilization of social media tools for messaging as part of recruitment, retention, and academic success.

Preferred Qualifications