Job Positions

Assistant Director of Advising/Posting Number: AP00119P

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Academic Advising


Radford University

Date Posted:

Dec 3 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

Provide appropriate and effective academic advising to an assigned caseload of students.


Perform integrated academic advising and consultation of prospective, current, and former students within the College of Education and Human Development. Assess academic level and advise students on academic programs and changes. Develop academic plans and class schedules. Assist students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities and setting goals. Present academic information to orientation groups and potential students and parents. Analyze applications, transfer evaluations, and transcripts for entry into the university. Maintain appropriate records. Sustain an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and educational team members. Support student life and learning through student advocacy, academic coaching, customer service, campus and community referrals, institutional outreach and course scheduling. Work closely with all campus departments to support retention and persistence endeavors.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted through Radford University's Human Resource website:

Institution Information

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 11,870 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The University offers 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, three associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 27 master's programs in 22 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 13 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. In addition to robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on the main campus located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,000 students living and learning in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service.

Additional Information

Required Documents:
1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
2. Resume Criminal Background Check required. Some evenings and some weekend work will be necessary. Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices. If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation in the application process please contact the hiring department.

Contact Information

Donna DeHaven, Director of Academic


Required Qualifications

Advanced degree in education, counseling or similar field or equivalent training, education, or experience. Experience in making independent judgments, analyzing and solving problems, managing multiple tasks, working independently as a self-starter. Proficient with current office software such as Microsoft Office. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

Preferred Qualifications

Academic advising experience in a higher education setting. Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues. Participation in the delivery of in-service training to practitioners on academic advising and information procedures. Experience interpreting, applying university, state and federal policies/procedures. Previous experience/knowledge working with Banner. Experience in planning and implementing programming for student recruitment and/or retention activities, or related events like commencement and workshops. Demonstrated experience in education, counseling/advising or related field.