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Workforce Development JAG Specialist - Cloverdale, IN

(Support Staff)

DUTIES:

The JAG Specialist - Cloverdale/Putnum County Indiana is responsible for identifying, recruitment and instructing at-risk youth in achieving skills to be promoted to the next grade level, achieving graduation, and/or making a successful transition from school to a career with advancement opportunities. The employee is responsible for fully implementing the Job’s for America’s Graduates (JAG) model in an assigned school and achieving process standards and performance goals including the summer months. In addition to case load and performance goals the JAG Specialist is responsible for all data entry in the state JAG and TrackOne systems.

a) Provides appropriate curriculum and ensures students achieve specific JAG competencies though classroom instruction; teaches through a variety of methods including lecture, hands-on activities, and team teaching; tailors the program and teaching methods for the needs of each specific student, and implements an intervention strategy for each individual using and Individualized Development Plan.

b) Ensures an appropriate pool of students by directly recruiting student, and obtaining referrals from an in-school Advisory Committee consisting of school personnel; holds interviews with prospective candidates and those making referrals to determine, using JAG guidelines, the appropriateness of the prospective student for the program.

c) Administers testing programs including JAG pre/post test and career interest surveys.

d) Ensures positive perceptions of the JAG-Indiana within schools by developing and maintaining positive, effective working relationships with school personnel including teacher, administrators, student and members of the in-school Advisory Committee.

e) Advocates for the program and develops a pool of effective community support resources by working with local WorkOne offices, employers, parents, civic groups and legislators to build awareness of and support for the program; develops job opportunities, participates in public relation activities, attends meetings and speaks to various community groups..

f) Builds appreciation for teamwork, sense of belonging, and commitment to community service among JAG-Indiana students by organizing and serving as advisor to a JAG Career Association chapter; creates training opportunities through hands-on activities, file presentation, guest speakers, and workshops; assist with civic and social opportunities throughout the whole year.

g) Provides students with guidance, counseling and support within appropriate limits; refers students to additional support services on an as-needed basis, takes responsibility for learning and complying with school policies such as mandated reporting, discipline, attendance, and the like.

h) Ability to develop curriculum and educational opportunities consistent with the JAG model.

i) Working knowledge of basic computer applications and an Internet browser.

j) Insure confidentiality of client-staff relationship.

k) Attend meetings and in service training as required.

l) Perform related assignments as deemed necessary by the JAG/Youth Team Leader.

m) Monitor and document customer progress in TrackOne and State JAG system.

n) Be familiar with philosophy, goals, policies, procedures and regulations, and mission statement of the Regional Operator and Federal and State Governments and how they relate to and impact their job responsibilities.

o) Coordinate customer services including, but not exclusive to, assessments, training, workshops, career counseling, referrals and supportive services.

p) Educate the community regarding WorkOne services available in the community.

q) To work collectively as a team to assist the customer in meeting their training and skills improvement needs.

r) Other duties as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF JOB:

The JAG Specialist reports to the Operations Manager and receives general supervision and guidance as required. Job responsibilities are performed within the general policies of Vincennes University as defined by the University Manual, Workforce Development Services, Policy Letters, internal organizational charts, position descriptions, and verbal instructions. The individual exercises daily, independent non-routine decision making which demands initiative, management skills, sound judgement, and positive communication skills.

REQUIREMENTS OF JOB:

Bachelor’s Degree desired, Associate’s Degree or eight years experience in the area of employment and training programs, employer relations, social work, economic development or related fields. Individual must be detailed orientated and able to compile reports. Position requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel by both public transportation as well as private transportation including self-transportation.

POLICY FORMULATION:

This position formulates no policy at the institutional or program level. This position may be called upon to recommend major policy changes at the program level to the Director of Workforce Development Services Region 7 following policy established at the program level or above.

POLICY INTERPRETATION:

This position is called upon to interpret State, Federal, and University policy to staff, University administrators, students, and the general public.

PERSONAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position must demonstrate excellent communication skills. This position has frequent contact with students, staff, University administrators, Workforce Development Services Region 7 county and administrative staff, representatives of public agencies, funding sources (public and private), and the general public.

OTHER:

This position requires a thorough knowledge of WIA and all applicable rules and regulations as they apply to all programs operated through Vincennes University.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is June 20, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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Clerk Typist ll - Indianapolis, IN

(Support Staff)

Clerk Typist II – Indianapolis, IN

CLASSIFICATION:

Support Staff-Secretarial /Clerical

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Reports to the Coordinator of Business & Industry Training, Central IN. The primary responsibility of this position is to culminate, organize and facilitate all information for Business & Industry Training, Central Indiana (ABC program). This information includes, but is not limited to issues of an academic, budgetary and personnel nature while maintaining confidentiality at all times.

  1. ACADEMIC ISSUES

(a) Request, monitor or file syllabi for courses offered

(b) Generate statistical data reports

(c) Data entry of student registrations and class schedules; maintain files of students

(d) Process student registrations

(e) Maintain course attendance, withdrawals and additions

(f) Serve as liaison between students, instructors and coordinators

II. BUDGETARY ISSUES

(a) Prepare budget transfers

(b) Prepare and submit instructor payroll

III. PERSONNEL ISSUES

(a) Maintain personnel files for instructors

(b) Prepare paperwork for approval of new instructors, items for human resources and follow up on missing transcripts

(c) Submit vacation/sick leave information to Coordinator of Business & Industry

IV OTHER DUTIES

(a) Schedule meetings as requested by coordinator

(b) Prepare general correspondence to student/faculty and other reports as requested by coordinator

(c) Prepare textbooks for instructor and student distribution.

(d) Prepare instructor evaluation survey

(e) Order textual materials for instructor and textbooks for students

(f) Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION:

  1. Confidentiality is critical to this position

  2. Individual needs strong organizational and time-management skills

  3. Strong verbal and written skills

  4. Individual must be self motivated and have multi-task capabilities

  5. Computer skills include a strong background in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

  6. Ability to work with mainframe programs: Banner and Lotus-Notes (e-mail software)

  7. Individual must be able to demonstrate professional customer service skills when dealing with staff, faculty, students, administrators and individuals outside the University.

  8. Must be able to lift 30-40 lbs. (boxes of books)

  9. Some evening hours required

  10. An A.S. Degree and/or a minimum of five years office experience is required

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is June 10, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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Mechanic - Vincennes Campus

(Support Staff)

Worked Performed:

  1. Troubleshoot and repair of gasoline and diesel engines, small engines, 2 and 4 cycle, all types of passenger and work vehicles, loaders, lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, sweepers, etc equipment.

  2. Able to do all phases of automotive and bus repair (breaks, axle repair, engines, fuel systems, cooling, A/C and electrical) etc. Minor transmission repair, welding & cutting, fabrication.

  3. Tractor and mower repairs (hydraulics, U-joints repairs, belts, blade, oil changes, minor welding repairs etc.)

  4. Preventive maintenance on motor pool fleet, Physical Plant, and all University owned vehicles on the main campus and equipment.

  5. Will operate and repair snow removal and lawn maintenance, grounds equipment. Will assist with all phases of grounds duties as necessary.

  6. Other duties within the Physical Plant as assigned.

Requirements:

  1. High School diploma or G.E.D.

  2. Two years documented experience in grounds equipment and automotive/truck repair in the institutional, industrial, or commercial environment. Other related experience will be considered.

  3. Operate a vehicle and must possess a valid driver’s license, Class B CDL with passenger endorsement or be able to acquire one within 90 days of hire.

  4. Provide instructions to assistants and assist with training of new co-workers.

  5. Ability to work independently or as part of a crew.

  6. Understand and follow all safety procedures and use of safety equipment.

  7. Ability to organize and maintain work station/area.

  8. Maintain a positive working relations with co-workers, faculty, and staff, students and the general public; will/can be required to work as a member of an assigned crew on large projects.

  9. Able to utilize diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot equipment problems and electronics.

  10. Available to work after hours when deemed necessary by the supervisor. Requires to work on snow removal crew and on a weekend rotation with other members of the Grounds Dept.

Working Conditions:

  1. Regular attendance and punctuality is required for this position. Actual schedule contingent upon the needs of the department and Vincennes University.

  2. Bending and lifting up to 50 lbs.

  3. Work both indoors and outdoors, occasionally in inclement weather; and varying hours as required by weather conditions.

This person will assist in all areas as deemed necessary by the Department Head.

Supervised by: Gounds/Motorpool Supervisor

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is June 3, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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News Director - WVUT-TV & WVUB-FM

(Support Staff)

Multimedia News Director WVUT-TV & WVUB-FM

SUMMARY

A full-time support staff position with benefits. Typical schedule is Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, subject to change. The News Director (ND) leads and manages the planning, production and presentation of news. The ND supervises the news department staff. The ND reports to the General Manager/Director of Operations and works in cooperation with station leadership and staff to support the stations’ missions.

The ND has responsibility and understanding of news planning, reporting, editing and production. The ND helps define and maintain ethical, editorial, artistic and technical standards for broadcast news programs. The ND assists with news programming decisions and news operations. The ND, as the station’s top news authority, is responsible for the journalistic integrity of all station platforms, including social media.

DUTIES

Editorial Planning, Scheduling, Editing (50%)

The ND directs the activities of the news staff to develop story ideas, track issues and events, select reporters for coverage, schedule stories for air, and schedule time for interviewing, writing and editing.

The ND serves as a primary editor to insure news reports are produced in an effective, timely and responsible manner.

The ND acts as a proactive liaison to various internal and external constituencies to advance the stations’ news programming. These may include the station programming and operations staffs.

The ND will represent the stations in regard to the Regional Journalism Center with Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, of which WVUT and WVUB are active members.

The ND will make sure that news is being both utilized from the RJC and contributed to by our news staff.

In an effort to remain ahead of the curve with the changing media landscape, the ND will be charged in adapting the practices of the newsroom to take on updated technology and reporting methods.

Reporting and Anchoring (30%)

The ND is part of the news team and contributes content on a regular basis. The ND may need to anchor radio and TV newscasts, cover meetings and events, host talk/public affairs programs, appear as a program guest, and produce various spots, features or special programs.

Community Relations and Support (20%)

The ND seeks opportunities to promote public contact to help ascertain public needs and bolster station success. The ND participates in station events and fundraising activities as appropriate.

OTHER

The ND adheres to deadlines and makes timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention. The ND is the primary content manager during times of breaking news or local crisis.

QUALIFICATIONS

• A four-year degree in broadcast journalism — or equivalent — preferred

• Minimum three years full-time professional experience in broadcast journalism — preferably in a multi-platform (TV + Radio + Web) news environment

• Familiarity with public media news programming standards and values

• Successful candidate will possess broad knowledge of local and regional issues

• Must have ability to work within a live program environment

• Must have experience in broadcast production, news writing and editing

• Must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills

• Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines under stressful conditions and deal effectively multiple tasks simultaneously

• Preferred technical skills include:

o television news producing and reporting

o shooting video

o nonlinear editing

o proficient in advanced news writing software (which includes creating graphics)

o posting to (WordPress) website

o anchoring radio newscasts

o proficient knowledge of social media posting and best practices

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is June 17, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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HVAC Tech Full-time

(Support Staff)

Vincennes University Physical Plant HVAC Technician

Work Performed:

  1. Installation, troubleshooting, and repair of air conditioning, ventilation, heating, and refrigeration equipment.

  2. Maintenance, repair, and PM of fan units, motors, valves, dampers, condensers, compressors, etc.

  3. Periodic cleaning of ice machines and condensers.

  4. Inspects, repairs, and responds to calls on weekends and after hours.

  5. Works independently and with all Physical Plant personnel installing and maintaining equipment.

  6. Helps with all University Events.

  7. Other duties, within the Physical Plant as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  1. Individuals with three years documented experience in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration trade will receive maximum consideration.

  2. Must possess a Universal Refrigeration License.

  3. High school diploma or G.E.D.

  4. Interpret and work from sketches, drawings, and blueprints; interpret schematics and follow both verbal and written instructions.

  5. Understand and follow all safety procedures and use of safety equipment.

  6. Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers, faculty and staff, students, contractors and the general public.

  7. Operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.

  8. Experienced and comfortable working in heights, on scaffolding, ladders, roof tops, and lifts.

  9. With appropriate training, ability to work in confined spaces.

  10. Able to respond to emergency situations and will be required to perform building checks during weekends/holidays on a rotation basis, and carrying/responding to pager/cell phone calls.

  11. Skilled in safe operation and use of tools, chemicals, materials, and equipment of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration trade.

  12. Knowledge of single and three phase electricity.

  13. Must be able to silver solder copper fittings.

  14. Experience with heating, ventilating, plumbing, and boiler equipment and operations desirable.

  15. Provide instruction to assistants and assist with training of new co-workers.

  16. Computer skills to monitor control systems.

Working Conditions:

  1. Standing, bending, climbing, carrying, reaching, handling, and use of fingers 50% or more of the work day. Works off scaffold, ladders, personal lifts, roof tops, etc.

  2. Regular attendance is required for this position. Actual schedule is contingent upon the needs of the Department and Vincennes University.

  3. Works both indoors and outdoors, occasionally under inclement weather conditions.

  4. Works in close proximity to electrical/HVAC equipment.

  5. Occasionally lifting 50-100 pounds and over.

This person will assist in all areas as deemed necessary by the Department Head.
Supervised by: A/C Supervisor

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is June 3, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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MEP Part-time USCG Coordinator- Virginia

(Support Staff)

Part-time Coordinator, US Coast Guard Cutter Afloat Program

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Provide comprehensive leadership, management and coordination of academic programs taught aboard USCG Cutters while at sea.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

ACADEMIC

Student

Oversees the counseling and advising of students concerning their academic program and preparing their evaluation package.

Determine the appropriate mode of instruction: on-site classes, distance learning courses, or college level testing, in accordance with the needs of the student and availability of faculty and delivery system.

Resolves student academic problems and issues within the limits of University procedures.

Informs students (by phone, mail, e-mail or in person) about their educational options and their academic status with Vincennes University.

Faculty

Identifies and recruits qualified adjunct faculty and submits the documentation necessary for hiring.

Orients new faculty with procedures and standards of the University.

Supervise faculty compliance with academic schedules and contact hour requirements.

Assure that faculty teaching is evaluated through student evaluations, faculty peer counseling, and other academically acceptable methods in cooperation with the Vincennes campus.

Assure that faculty is supplied with appropriate course plans, textbooks, and other instructional resources to assist them in the conduct of their courses.

Coordinate Adjunct Faculty travel and required security identification for both CONUS and OCONUS travel.

Schedule periodic faculty development workshops.

Academic Planning and Support

Ensure that appropriate annual course schedules are developed consistent with student needs, faculty availability and economic necessity.

Ensure timely availability of textbooks and other instructional resources appropriate to scheduled courses.

Monitor the textbook inventory, identifying needs for upgrading course materials.

Work with US Coast Guard personnel to schedule coursework aboard deployed Cutters.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Student

Ensure the timely completion and submission of registration forms, evaluation packages, grade reports, student account collections, class roster reconciliation, and any checklists, reports for the monitoring of these activities.

Ensure the timely and accurate certification of tuition assistance, veterans educational benefits, and/or financial aid, including the submission of any supporting documentation to the proper authority.

Will not allow any student with prior term Account Receivable balance to register for another course until full payment is received.

Operation

Maintain student academic files and records in accordance with University procedures.

Maintain the reconciliation and follow-up of student accounts receivable to include any student payments, tuition assistance, payment plans, VA benefits and financial aid payments.

Adheres to time schedules in the submission of reports and administrative correspondence.

Responsible for coordinating with various Military Educational/College Offices, the applicable state approving agencies, and the veteran’s administrative offices on matters affecting the operation of the site and responsibilities of the students.

Works on continuous program effectiveness and improvement of VU’s service to students and the military.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Accountability

Ensure the safeguarding of University assets which includes physical property, inventory (textbooks, equipment, etc.), academic support materials and University funds.

Ensure that tuition and fees are collected and deposited in a timely manor and that all returned checks are reconciled.

Budget

Monitors and controls the fiscal year budget for the program under the supervision of the Director for the Military Education Program.

Ensure that budgeted expenses are processed according to established University policies and procedures.

Responsible for ensuring that all tuition and fees are collected and invoiced according to University policy and procedures.

Responsible for ensuring that all collections will be within the current term to guarantee no old or uncollectable debt.

RECRUITMENT

Plans, conducts and carries out the marketing and public relations function for additional Coast Guard Cutter Commands.

Other duties as assigned by the Marketing Outreach Manager

POLICY FORMATION:

Follow applicable University academic, advising and administrative policies

POLICY INTERPRETATION:

University Manual, Business Office Policy, Asst. Vice President Outreach and Engagement, Marketing Outreach Manager.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

EXPERIENCE:

Experience working with military personnel.

Prior experience in managing an academic program at the community college level or higher.

Ability too maintain orderly work environment, overall excellent organizational skills.

Experience working with diverse clientele.

Proficient in Windows environment, Internet applications, Microsoft Office, and Banner SCT System.

Quick learner, ability to mentally organize, create solutions “on the spot” as well as long-term.

Experience with the structure and function of academic advising.

Understanding of VU academic policies, degree requirements and a knowledge of requirements for degree completion.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Professional, well modulated voice, neat & clean in appearance.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

College level – appropriate to managing a military academic programs.

REASONING SKILLS:

Skills appropriate to dealing with student academic needs and advising

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Friendly, outgoing, respectful attitude

Ability to be punctual, good work attendance, meet deadlines.

Excellent oral & written communication skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be able to lift 50 pounds and traverse steep shipboard ladders.
Normal physical demands for successful work in a normal office environment.

POLICY FORMULATION:

Consult with Marketing Outreach Manager to implement improvements in the day to day operation and academic standards of the USCG Cutter Afloat Program.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is June 10, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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Part-time Desk Clerk

(Support Staff)

Residence Hall Desk Clerk Department of Residential Life Vincennes University

The Department of Residential Life at Vincennes University is seeking applicants for a Desk Clerk. Positions to be filled are part-time, day and night shift. The Residence Hall Desk Clerk must be a self-motivated, flexible and dedicated professional who can assist in establishing a residential community conducive to student learning, development, and retention. The Residence Hall Desk Clerk must possess a student-centered attitude to be an effective and positive influence in the residence halls at Vincennes University.

Position Expectations

 Possess ability to follow written and oral instructions

 Be flexible to meet departmental needs

 Cover desk area

 Display willingness and ability to deliver services promptly, courteously and professionally

 Ability to prioritize work assignments

 Work with minimum supervision

 Perform clerical responsibilities (filing, typing, maintaining forms, etc.)

 Distribute and forward mail

 Answer the telephone

 Schedule appointments

 Keep residence hall records

 Possess ability to work with college age students

 Maintain a clean and organized work area

 Answer questions concerning Vincennes University and current activities

 Attend meetings as required

Minimum Qualifications

 High School diploma or GED with preference given to those with office work experience

 Commitment to student learning and development

 Strong commitment to multicultural student population

Compensation and Benefits

 Part time employees

 Hourly wage based on education and experience

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is June 10, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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MEP Academic Advisor California

(Support Staff)

Academic Advisor- Military Education Program – San Diego, CA

Vincennes University is seeking applicants for Academic Advisor, Military Education Program. This is a part time, support staff position without benefits located in San Diego, CA.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Deliver a full range of academic advising services to all military students interested in enrolling in Vincennes University’s growing Military Education Program and or Distance Education Program offerings. The advising workload will include advising hundreds of students each term.

MINIMAL QUALIFCATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required

Proficient in Windows XP environment, Internet applications, Microsoft Office 2000, Publisher.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct formal advising sessions with current and prospective students while advising on major course of study, degree requirements, and appropriate course delivery method.

Interpret, apply, and abide by the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and parental confidentiality issues. Evaluate and articulate data accurately concerning students, faculty and administrators.

Apply an accurate knowledge of a wide range of University courses utilized in over 28 programs, and academic standards and requirements to benefit students and the University.

Develop degree plans for deployed and deployable military service members using critical thinking skills and working independently.

Coach, challenge and encourage learners through disruptive life events and obstacles through discussion of options to support student success.

Evaluate and interpret student’s military training and experience based on recommendations from the American Council on Education and apply credit to individual degree plans.

Evaluate students’ academic records to ensure all requirements for graduation have been met.

Travel as necessary to effectively advise, recruit, and retain students and/or represent the University at Education Fairs at other MEP educational sites and military bases. Recruit and retain active and inactive students through ongoing solicitation. Conduct presentations on behalf of the University to stakeholders, such as military education service officers, regional directors and other key decision makers.

Communicate effectively to audiences of service members about the benefits of attending Vincennes University.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience working with military personnel.

Experience in busy office environment, multitasking.

Ability to work effectively in a service environment that is subject to frequent interruptions.

Ability to maintain orderly work environment, overall excellent organizational skills.

Experience working with diverse clientele

Ability to learn and proficiently apply a variety of computer applications specific to the work environment.

Quick learner, ability to mentally organize, create solutions “on the spot” as well as long-term.

Understanding of academic degree requirements and a knowledge of requirements for degree completion.

Proficient in Windows XP environment, Internet applications, Microsoft Office 2000, Publisher and Banner SCT system

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift 50 pounds and traverse steep ladders.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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Part-time Academic Advisor MEP Virgina

(Support Staff)

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY MEP ACADEMIC ADVISOR- VIRGINIA

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Deliver a full range of academic advising services to all military students interested in enrolling in Vincennes University’s growing Military Education Program and or Distance Education Program offerings.

MINIMAL QUALIFCATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree required

Proficient in Windows 7 environment, Internet applications, Microsoft Office Suite.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct formal advising sessions with current and prospective students while advising on major course of study, degree requirements, and appropriate course delivery method.

Interpret, apply, and abide by the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and parental confidentiality issues.

Evaluate and articulate data accurately concerning students, faculty and administrators.

Apply an accurate knowledge of a wide range of University courses utilized in over 20 programs, and academic standards and requirements to benefit students and the University.

Develop degree plans for deployed and deployable military service members using critical thinking skills and working independently.

Coach, challenge and encourage learners through disruptive life events and obstacles through discussion of options to support student success.

Evaluate and interpret student’s military training and experience based on recommendations from the American Council on Education and apply credit to individual degree plans.

Evaluate students’ academic records to ensure all requirements for graduation have been met.

Recruit and retain active and inactive students through ongoing solicitation.

POLICY FORMATION:

Follow applicable University academic, advising and administrative policies

POLICY INTERPRETATION:

University Manual, Business Office Policy, Asst. Vice President, Eastern Regional Director

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

EXPERIENCE:

Prior experience in academic advising at the community college level.

Experience working with military personnel.

Experience in busy office environment, multitasking.

Ability to work effectively in a service environment that is subject to frequent interruptions.

Ability to maintain orderly work environment, overall excellent organizational skills.

Experience working with diverse clientele

Ability to learn and proficiently apply a variety of computer applications specific to the work environment.

Quick learner, ability to mentally organize, create solutions “on the spot” as well as long-term.

Understanding of academic degree requirements and a knowledge of requirements for degree completion.

Proficient in Windows 7 environment, Internet applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and Banner SCT system.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Well modulated voice, neat & clean in appearance.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

College level – appropriate to academic advising of military students.

REASONING SKILLS:

Skills appropriate to dealing with student academic needs and advising

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

Friendly, outgoing, respectful attitude

Ability to be punctual, good work attendance, meet deadlines.

Excellent oral & written communication skills, ability to speak in front of large groups of people.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Normal physical demands for successful work in a normal office environment.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Deadline for application is May 27, 2016. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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