Posting Summary: The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking a College Life Skills Coach. The Coach will provide advising and support in the areas of adjustment to college life and expectations, academic performance, and goal-setting. Additionally the Coach will design, collaborate, and deliver programming related to student success. The coach will report to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. This position works from two locations. The majority of work takes place in the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advising and Administration Office, with the remaining effort taking place in the Georges Student Center at Clemons Library. Work hours are varied somewhat, in order to accommodate for the delivery of early evening programming. This is a five year term-limited position with UVA.
A Master's Degree or equivalent in Counseling, Higher Education, or another related discipline and a minimum of 3-5 years of progressive relevant student counseling and higher education or related experience including advising and support in areas related to student success
Experience developing and delivering programs in the areas described above
Applicants are required to possess commitment to the University's core values of academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, public service, diversity and multiculturalism, and health and wellness. Additionally, a demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity and strong oral and written communication skills are essential. Understanding of psychological support and cognitive development models related to support and development of college students, identity development, intersections and complexity of social identities is highly desirable.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623700. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. Cover letter should outline prior experience specifically related to the stated duties of this position. This position will remain open until filled.
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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree or equivalent in Counseling, Higher Education, or other discipline
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive relevant student counseling and higher education or related experience including advising and support in areas related to student success.
Experience developing and delivering programs in the areas described above. Experience developing and delivering academic related programs.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Commitment to the University's core values of academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, public service, diversity and multiculturalism, and health and wellness. Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity; Strong oral and written communication skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team with multiple stakeholder groups.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Understanding of psychological support and cognitive development models related to support and development of college students, identity development, intersections and complexity of social identities. Knowledge of advising practices.
Required Computer Applications: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Internal Number: 353_85086
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.