The Office of Undergraduate Programs and Advising in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University is seeking a Developmental Advising Specialist. This position will report to the Director of Undergraduate Programs and Advising, and will be responsible for providing academic counsel to approximately 350-400 freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior business and economics undergraduates.
In order to be successful in the position, the ideal candidate will:
Employ developmental and prescriptive models of academic advising in identifying competencies in quantitative, expository and technical subjects required for successful matriculation to majors in business administration and economics.
Work individually with students in identifying courses to build a matriculation plan, ensuring timely admission to one of eleven undergraduate business and economics majors offered by the College.
Assist students with the approval process for attempting course work in transient.
Monitor progress with regard to completion of prerequisite courses and attainment of minimum GPA required for successful matriculation to a respective degree program and academic major.
Assist students with federal financial aid appeals in compliance with the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Eligibility and deadlines established by the Office of Financial Aid.
Assist students in exploring alternative degree programs to business administration and research admission requirements to determine if referral is possible.
Assist with New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and Mid Year Academy.
Be responsible for certain aspects of probation, suspension and retention.
First consideration will be given to those who apply on or before November 21, 2019.
Master's degree in counseling, higher education counseling, guidance or a directly related field
Related work experience, particularly in higher education, is preferred
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may also be considered
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Nov 7, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 191165
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.