The University of Lynchburg has an opening for the position of program and advising coordinator for first-year initiatives. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 12-month position, with competitive benefits and some nights and weekends. This position will report to the director of academic and first-year initiatives and will work in the office of the academic achievement center.
The responsibilities of this position are as follows: assist with the planning of activities, programs, and services that contribute to the success of first-year students; assist with recruiting efforts, orientation, advising, teaching, and coaching programs and services; serve as the academic advisor to 50 first-year students each year and teaching two courses. Perform other duties as assigned. Learn more about the essential duties of this position.
A suitable candidate must have a master’s degree in an appropriate area (higher education, student personnel, counseling, or other related programs) by the start date. A minimum of one year experience working in an educational setting (preferably higher education) with students in transition and handling multiple priorities is required. A graduate assistantship experience may count towards work experience. Strong interpersonal and writing skills, as well as the ability to supervise student leaders, are essential. Experience in planning and executing special events and orientation is highly desirable. Developed analytical skills and ability to use technology software to collect and analyze data and trends. High personal motivation, organization, and follow-up skills necessary as is the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, work effectively as a team member with a collegial and collaborative style. Demonstrated ability to work in a high volume environment. The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, a résumé, and a University employment application, along with names and contact information of three professional references to: University of Lynchburg, Attn: Human Resources, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 or e-mail email@example.com. EOE.
Submit your application by August 28, 2020 for full consideration.