Employment Opportunities

Student Development Advisor
Student Support Services
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Open Until filled


Student Support Services, a federal TRIO Program funded through the U. S. Department of Education to increase the retention and graduation rates among 190 program participants, has been an integral part of the Hampton University community for more than forty years. In addition to providing free tutoring, educational and personal counseling, and grant aid, we equip our program participants to develop the habits of mind that engender long term academic and professional success.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes comprehensive fringe benefit package. This is a grant-funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon the continuation of related grant funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Student Development Advisor reports to the Student Support Services (SSS) Director and performs the following duties:

  • Recruit eligible students into the Student Support Services program

  • Implement targeted academic interventions for low-income, first-generation college students and program participants with documented physical and learning disabilities

  • Make presentations to student groups and help students apply for admission and secure financial aid for graduate/professional school, to include providing information on assistantships, fellowships and other financial assistance programs

  • Conduct (or coordinate) the following workshops in conjunction with the Graduate Assistant for Academic Affairs:

    • Writing Skills & Exam Preparation Workshop

    • Navigating the College Transition & Building Rapport with Your Professors Workshop

    • Stress Management Workshop (in collaboration with the Student Counseling Center)

    • Effective Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop (in collaboration with the Career Center)

    • Financial Aid Workshop (in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office)

    • Financial Literacy Workshop (in collaboration with our community financial partners)

  • Coordinate the following social activities and cultural excursions in conjunction with the Graduate Assistant for Cultural Affairs:

    • Open House Cookout, Fall Ice cream Social, and Dave & Buster’s Exam Break

    • Welcome Back Bowling Party

    • Movie / Game / Open Mic Night events

    • Tutor Appreciation Day

    • Annual Academic Recognition Banquet

    • Favorite Professor Reception

    • Dining and Social Etiquette Seminar

  • Conduct Mid-term Deficiency and Pre-Registration Counseling to regularly monitor students’ academic progress and make appropriate interventions and referrals

  • Advise students on financial aid policies and deadlines

  • Collaborate with Program Director to maintain reports on students’ semester and annual academic performance

  • Attend all Student Support Services’ staff meetings and submit reports as required

  • Assist the Director with the administrative responsibilities required to effectively manage the program

  • Conduct exit interviews with graduates

  • All other duties as assigned by the Director


  • Master’s Degree in guidance and counseling or a related discipline.

  • A minimum of one year of experience in counseling and administrative and supervisory experience.

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with students from low-income, first-generation college backgrounds and students with disabilities.

  • Ability to perform multiple responsibilities simultaneously, to work in a self-directed environment, and to plan and organize on both a daily and long-term basis.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the goals and objectives of the Student Support Services program.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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