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Education Support Specialist II  

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Serves as a Communications/Data Specialist and Advisor to provide all parents and VSU community members with updated news and information and provide academic and personal advising to freshmen, sophomore, and Transfer students.  Position will provide media/communication services to promote the University College; responsible publishing University College e-newsletter and Parent e-letter, disseminates student communications via social media and electronic communications; edits all University College written publications and presentations; will assist Data Manager with the analysis, management, & extraction of data from Banner that will be utilized for statistical reports addressing graduation and retention rates at University; prepares and disseminates statistical reports for Executive Director and Provost each semester; advise and register freshmen, sophomore and transfer students for classes toward graduation requirements; create and maintain student academic growth plans based on semester academic performance; provide counseling about self-awareness, self-esteem, and personal growth; work with at-risk students to refer them to effective enhancement programs and confer with parents as needed; and maintains student files.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate must have considerable demonstrated experience working with data and statistical methods;  demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various database software applications; demonstrated experience in public speaking and communications utilizing social media and mass media; experience editing documents and providing composition services; knowledgeable of publishing print and electronic newsletters; experience with Excel Data Analysis Package and SPSS 18 is essential, experience advising college students in an educational setting; knowledge of college registration and/or class scheduling processes; demonstrated ability to create student academic growth plans geared toward academic improvement; ability to work with at-risk students; manage manual and electronic filing systems; working knowledge of Banner; strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, projects and other activities simultaneously; some knowledge of university policies and procedures; and strong customer service skills are a plus.

 

Preferred QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications or English or related field and/or equivalent combination of training and work experience is preferred.  Higher education experience is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Resumes do not substitute for a completed online application.  Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted.  Visit https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov to complete an online application. Previously submitted applications for recruitment that closed on October 18, 2013, are still under consideration.  

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting.  The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.  

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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