Job Positions

Director of Major Exploration

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2

Department:

Advising Center for Major Exploration

Institution:

Radford University

Date Posted:

Jul 8 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

 
 

Position Description

The Director will provide leadership in the development, coordination, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive academic advising plan focused on academic exploration to support student self-assessment and identification of educational pathways leading to the fulfillment of students’ professional and personal goals. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Academic Programs, the Director will collaborate with other units in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management as well as the campus community to accomplish institutional student engagement, retention, and professional development goals.

Duties

The Director will provide leadership in the development, coordination, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive academic advising plan focused on academic exploration to support student self-assessment and identification of educational pathways leading to the fulfillment of students’ professional and personal goals. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Academic Programs, the Director will collaborate with other units in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management as well as the campus community to accomplish institutional student engagement, retention, and professional development goals. In close collaboration with the Center for Career and Talent Development, the director will coordinate intentional and timely academic and professional exploratory programming. Working closely with Admissions, the director will liaise with colleagues in the academic colleges to gain familiarity with unit offerings to participate in on and off campus programs with community colleges to support recruitment efforts, counsel prospective transfer students individually and in groups, and analyze and evaluate credits and time to degree.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, candidates must submit an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of application; (2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; and (3) telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional/academic references. Additional materials may be requested at a later time. http://jobs.radford.edu/postings/7545

Institution Information

Radford University

Contact Information

Alicia Van Winkle 540-831-6504 avanwinkle@radford.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in planning, implementing, and assessing programming for student advising, recruitment, career counseling and/or retention activities, or related events like workshops, conferences, trainings, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational, customer service, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence and experience successfully working with underrepresented students.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising personnel and budget planning/management
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and fostering communication and partnerships across departments.
  • Proven problem solving and conflict resolution skills; self-motivated; ability to work independently
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to use current office software such as the Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience interpreting, applying university, state and federal policies/procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advising in a higher education academic setting.
  • Previous experience/knowledge working with Banner and/or Starfish.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing change, implementing new initiatives/projects and project management.
  • Experience working with transfer student populations or recruiting transfer students; ability to examine and assess college transcripts
  • Experience in career counseling or career coaching in an academic setting
  • Affiliation with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) or related professional organization