Director of Graduate Programs

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Applications are invited for the position of Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. This position is responsible for leading the Graduate Student Services office of the department, which currently includes 2.5 staff positions. Key responsibilities of this position include providing administrative leadership for graduate student recruiting, admissions, and immigration; internal and external communication and marketing (working with department and college communicators); student engagement and student life; career and professional development; and graduate program event planning. In addition, the successful candidate will support and collaborate with the Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies (to whom this position reports) on strategic and policy aspects of the graduate program, including diversity and inclusion; student funding; curriculum development; data collection, analysis, and reporting; assessment; academic advising; and course enrollment management. The Computer Science Department is one of the larger programs in the College of Engineering and is experiencing significant growth both in Blacksburg and in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The department offers PhD, MS, and MEng degrees, and currently enrolls well over 300 graduate students.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience
• Strong communication and personal skills
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, including students, faculty, and staff.
• Experience with typical administrative software tools including electronic file sharing, word processing, and spreadsheets.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in computer science or another science or engineering discipline; or a Master’s degree in higher education, academic advising or related field.
• Professional experience in higher education
• Professional experience as a supervisor
• Experience working with international students
• Experience with university student records systems

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: October 6, 2020
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