The Comprehensive Advisor is responsible for students who will use the structured support of the foundational services in the Learning Center. The person in this position will supervise students eligible for accommodations and/or special services according to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In working with students who have diagnosed disabilities, the Comprehensive Advisor will assess the need for, and approve access to accommodations and/or special services, assist students in monitoring academic progress, and collaborate with faculty to promote student success. The position is a full‑time, ten‑month position with a contract that begins on August 1 and ends on May 31 of each year. Additionally, the position is under terms of employment for sick leave, calendar, and classification for staff as described in the Staff/Administrative Personnel Handbook.
- Prepare individualized accommodation profiles for qualified students with disabilities through interpretation of their psycho-educational evaluations
- Promote student development by fostering individualized academic strategies, self‑advocacy, self‑awareness, self-management, and self‑monitoring skills
- Consult/collaborate with students, parents, staff, and faculty as needed
- Provide support for the transition and persistence of eligible students throughout enrollment
- Provide academic advising for students with disabilities for the first 3 semesters
- Act as a disability liaison and resource to faculty and other campus constituencies for caseload
- Provide assistance for external accommodations on certification and graduate school entrance examinations
- Coordinate and supervise the instructional supervision of the Mentor Advantage Program
- Perform additional administrative and office management duties as assigned
- Instruct Graduate School Test Preparation and College Study Strategy Classes
- Daily supervision of walk-in tutors
Qualifications: A master’s degree in learning disabilities, educational psychology, counseling, or other related discipline that provides appropriate teaching experience and background in teaching strategies, the provision of accommodations, modifications, and assessment of needs for college students who are disabled is required. Additionally, a minimum of three years’ experience in the teaching of students with disabilities is preferred. The Comprehensive Advisor should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment with other professionals and constituencies.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and names and contact information of three references to email@example.com. On the subject of the email, please enter: ##10## – Strategic Content Tutor. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY
West Virginia Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the College to create a favorable work environment in which all employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious affiliation, can enjoy equal opportunities in their employment relationship with the College.