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Program and Advising Coordinator for Second-Year and Adult Student Initiatives

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Academic Achievement Center


University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA

Date Posted:

Jan 10 2022 3:36PM

Close Date:

Feb 1 2022

Position Description

The University of Lynchburg, a private regional university, located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia is seeking a full-time program and advising coordinator for second-year and adult student initiatives to join the Office of First and Second Year Initiatives team. The program and advising coordinator for second-year and adult student initiatives reports to, is supervised by, and evaluated by the director of first and second-year Job purpose: To provide direct service support to the Office of First and Second Year Initiatives in the Academic Achievement Center through individual work with advising students and in small group activities/workshops. To assist with the planning of activities, programs, and services that contribute to the success of second-year and access (adult) students. These include (but are not limited to): assisting with recruiting efforts, orientation, advising, teaching and academic coaching programs and services. In addition, the program and advising coordinator will serve as the academic advisor for first-year access (adult) students and a small group of traditional first-year students. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the administration of other programs as offered by the Academic Achievement Center. initiatives.


In conjunction with the director of first and second year initiatives, develop, improve and implement effective orientation programs for all access (adult) students.
Assist the director of first and second year initiatives with managing, coordinating, and improving programs and services for all second-year and access (adult) students.
Provide individual academic advising to first-year access (adult), second-degree, and traditional first-year students.
Teach at least one section of GS 104: College Success Strategies for traditional first-year students.
Advise students on the development and selection of course schedules consistent with students’ goals. Provide direct service support to individual access (adult) and second-year students on matters related to transition, academic progress, major selection, and student development.
Assist in the assessment of second-year and access (adult) student services and programs.
Work with others on campus (Registrar, advisors in schools, enrollment and student development staff, etc.) to coordinate initiatives designed to support second-year, access (adult), and second degree student success. Provide academic coaching services to students, as needed.
Serve as the co-advisor for the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Serve as chair for the Second-Year Success Committee.
Serve as co-chair of the Transfer and Access (Adult) Student Success Committee.
Supervise 1 graduate assistant for the Academic Achievement Center.
As part of the Academic Achievement Center, participate in initiatives that support student success.
Performs other duties as required.

Application Process

Submit an employment application and email or mail a résumé and contact information of three professional references, to:
University of Lynchburg
Office of Human Resources
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.

Institution Information

The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community. The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

Pay range: $40,000 - $42,000
University of Lynchburg employees are required to have COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

Contact Information

Jonathan Fries (434) 544-8422


Required Qualifications

A minimum of one year of experience working in an educational setting (preferably higher education) with students in transition and handling multiple priorities.
Graduate Assistantship counts as work experience.
Excellent communication skills in person, small or large groups; effective public speaking skills and the ability to interact with a wide-range of diverse constituents.
Excellent written language skills.
Experience working in either orientation, transition, retention, academic advising, or student affairs.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in orientation, transition, or retention.
Experience in academic advising.
Experience working with second-year students.
Experience working with adult students (25 years or older).
Experience with advising a student organization.
Experience working on committees and working in a team environment.
Experience supervising, hiring, and training student leaders.
Teaching experience.