The Student Life Advisor (SLA) is responsible for all campus student organizations. He or she is responsible for the coordination of 25-30 recognized student clubs and 5-10 interest groups annually on a campus of 12,000 students. The adviser also oversees the Student Life Club funds account. The Student Life Advisor also assists in the planning and facilitation of Student Activities including social, educational and leadership based programming both on and off campus.
Description of Duties and Tasks:
Reporting to the Student Life Coordinator, the SLA provides comprehensive support to all clubs, organizations and interest groups on campus and serves as the advisor for the campus Student Government Association. The SLA is responsible for the purchasing oversight, program coordination oversight and travel arrangements for all campus student organizations. The SLA advises student leaders on program planning, academic issues and their development in their leadership roles. The SLA also service as a mediator for interpersonal and organizational conflicts among students or between faculty club advisors and student leaders. The SLA assists in the development of new interest groups and student organizations and assist in club advising should the current club or organization advisor not be available. The SLA makes referrals to campus and community resources as necessary. The SLA oversees the budget of student organizations. The SLA will use PeopleSoft and eVA on a daily or weekly basis. The SLA will assist in creating the student activities calendar of events. He or she may be responsible for communicating with vendors, scheduling, purchasing and receiving of goods and services through our online purchasing system. The SLA will take part in the setup, facilitation and breakdown of campus and college-wide events. The SLA will also assist in creating campus wide marketing and promotional materials and maintaining all social media sites.
Minimum Qualifications :
Associate's degree in a relevant field or combination of equivalent applicable experience or training or education. Previous experience working with student life or residential life programs in an academic environment. Demonstrated experience in customer service positions.
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Experience as an administrator and educator in a college student life or residence life program, or combination of education, training and experience. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing education and informational programs in a diverse cultural environment. Previous experience managing budgets. Experience in an administrative support or related role Previous experience with PeopleSoft and eVA. Familiarity with and ability to maintain social media sites.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
*This position is funded with non-continuous or non-recurring funding and is subject to continuation based on fiscal year funds and the needs of the college.
Internal Number: 26297
About Northern Virginia Community College
Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College offers a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries. Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs.