DIRECTOR OF THE ADVISING RESOURCE CENTER
Randolph-Macon College invites applications for its Advising Resource Center. Reporting to the Dean of Academic Affairs, this newly-created position will support the development and implementation of programs and services to support academic advising, especially pre-major advising, at Randolph-Macon. The Director will also serve as a campus resource for students, faculty, and staff.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: developing and implementing the College’s new Advising Resource Center, one of the constituent offices of student support services; coordinating the College’s Yellow Jacket Success Strategies extended orientation course for new students; designing and implementing effective and ongoing training/professional development programs; supporting new student summer registration days and biennial pre-registration periods; assisting with recruitment and training of faculty advisors for first-year students; developing and implementing programs and supports to enhance advising for student athletes; creating and deploying online resources related to the advising process to inform and support students, Faculty advisors, and college staff; serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and students on advising issues affecting college students; supporting the College’s assessment and QEP implementation efforts.
The successful candidate will possessexcellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and other campus partners; the ability to effectively organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and prioritizing changing needs; strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a diverse set of clients and constituents; the commitment to maintaining and working with sensitive and confidential information; the ability to use professional judgement to solve problems and make sound decisions; and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Required education/experience: Bachelor’s degree and experience working as an academic advisor in a higher educational setting.
Preferred skills/experience: Master’s degree in academic advising, personal or career counseling, or related field, and familiarity with liberal arts institutions.
Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon has 1450 students and is located in Ashland, VA, a residential community 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. Randolph-Macon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented populations.
To apply, submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in one attachment to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources at http://bit.ly/rmc1168 and click “Apply” in the top-right corner of the page. Screening of applicants will begin immediately.
Location/Region: Ashland, VA