The purpose of the IET/Computer Science Academic Advising Specialist position is to provide academic advising to potential and continuing NOVA students in the IET/Computer Science program by helping them with verifying their program of study, course selection, and then making referrals to faculty advisors or appropriate NOVA offices. Duties and Tasks: The Academic Advising Specialist will provide advising to NOVA IET students during walk-in hours as well as answer studentâ™s emails and telephone calls. Advisors may also assist students using self-service functions (registration, etc.) as needed. Advisors will participate in conducting program information sessions at the college and local high schools. Provide students with information on IET programs (ex: Year Up, GMU Advance, military alignment, credit for certifications). The advisor will report directly to the IET dean. This position is full-time and may require an occasional evening and Saturday at the beginning of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
*General knowledge of the Information Technology or Emerging Technologies field. *Strong service excellence, problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills. *Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. *Ability to make decisions based on program and institutional policies. *Knowledge of College programs including admissions, orientation, placement testing, academics, financial aid, etc. *Familiarity with electronic student information systems. *Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. *Knowledge of community college degree programs. *Experience with diverse student populations. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Technology or related field; or a combination of education , training and experience. Some advising and counseling experience.
Internal Number: 32428
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Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.