Potomac State College, part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time, Developmental Advising Specialist. This position is responsible for providing one-on-one academic counsel in learning, advising, and student success to approximately 100-150 general studies students.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Counsel students for all majors with regard to the Potomac State College catalog, and persistence to degree completion.
Employ developmental and prescriptive models of academic advising in identifying competencies in quantitative, expository, and technical subjects required for successful matriculation to majors offered at WVU.
Monitor student progress with regard to completion of prerequisite courses and attainment of minimum GPA required for successful matriculation to a respective degree program and/or academic major.
Serve as a point-of-contact person for undecided WVU Potomac State College students, and refer students to advising and counseling services to help in identifying and declaring an appropriate major.
Address admissions preparedness by evaluating academic histories to determine if students are eligible for potential majors and pathways.
Assist in academic advising workshops to instruct students on student information systems utilized for course registration, progression toward degree completion, etc.
Serve as the instructor for the first year seminar course during the fall term for general studies students and teach a student success course in the spring semester for students placed on academic probation after their first semester.
Participate in New Student Orientation by assisting freshman students with course registration, defining the general education curriculum, assessing persistence to degree completion, and interpreting policies and procedures that govern undergraduate admissions and degree requirements.
Assist with other University events, including Decide WVU days, Mid-year Academy, etc., some of which are scheduled outside normal college operating hours.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctora...l Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.