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Assistant Director of the Advising Center for Major Exploration

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Advising Center for Major Exploration


Radford University

Date Posted:

Oct 29 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

open until filled

Position Description

Radford University seeks an energetic, collaborative professional to join the team in the Advising Center for Major Exploration. The Assistant Director of Advising will be part of a team developing a robust academic exploration pathway for our diverse student population at various points in their academic career; deliver timely and accurate academic advising services grounded in best practices and research in advising, retention, and student success; closely collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Career and Talent Development to align academic and career pathway planning. This position will be part of the initiative to build a first year experience as outlined in the Retention Summit Report.


The Assistant Director of Advising will be an integral part of the campus advising community by:
a. providing student centered academic advising to students exploring majors to include special student populations.
b. Uses an effective, complex and integrated approach to advise students concerning university curriculum, policies and procedures, and retention.
c. Interprets assessments, transcripts and other information used by the center to assist the student in academic abilities, exploration of majors, careers, and success.
d. Utilizes student information systems to monitor and access student information, maintain notes, monitor academic success, communicate with students and instructors and provide academic advising information and supplements.
2. Content manager for Major Exploration on-line communications to include social media and advising website.
3. Participate in campus meetings, trainings and professional events collaborating with campus departments to recruit, retain, advise and support students.
4. Serve as part of the developing first year experience team to support student success

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. Apply online at Review of applications will begin November 12, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Institution Information

Located in beautiful southwestern Virginia, Radford University is a comprehensive, midsize student-focused public university that offers its 9,400 students a diversity of outstanding academic programs. Renowned for teaching excellence and a focus on strong faculty/student bonds, the innovative use of technology in the learning environment, and a vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities to engage both faculty and students in teaching, research and public service as scholars and citizens. We seek new colleagues with a passion for student success and willingness to contribute to our collegial intellectual community. More information can be found at Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verity. Administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration, E-Verify allows participating employers to electronically verity employment eligibility. Visit the program’s Website at This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Alicia Van Winkle 540-831-6504


Required Qualifications

•Experience in planning and implementing programming for student recruitment and/or retention activities, or related events like commencement and workshops.
•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.
•Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
•Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
•Advanced degree and demonstrated experience in education, counseling or advising or related field or equivalent training, education, or experience.

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 and Starfish.
•Experience working with first-year students.