Assistant Director, Student Governance

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech seeks a high energy, innovative thinker who is passionate about student governance and student advising. In 2020, Student Affairs launched a strategic, futuristic approach to student governance and plans to transition to an Undergraduate Student Senate. We are seeking a student affairs professional who is dedicated to student development and excited about investing time and energy in mentoring students in a manner that reflects the Aspirations for Student Learning, supports the Principles of Community, and fosters the Six Dimensions of Well-being.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Engagement within Student Engagement and Campus Life, the Assistant Director for Student Governance joins a team of professionals who uplift the Aspirations for Student Learning (Commit to unwavering curiosity, Pursue self-understanding and integrity, Practice civility, Prepare for a life of courageous leadership, and Embrace Ut Prosim as a way of life) and the Principles of Community throughout all responsibilities of the position. The primary responsibility is advising and coaching the Student Government Association (SGA) leaders in building an ethical, integrity-driven organization centered in serving the undergraduate student body. Further, this position will partner with Graduate School colleagues in the advisement of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA).
The Assistant Director cultivates a teaching approach to advising, building robust trainings, processes, practices, and relationships so that the student leaders in SGA and GSA can best lead and advocate for their student constituents. Participating in Student Governance at Virginia Tech should be transformative experience for our students, one built in striving to uphold the Aspirations of Student Learning and Principles of Community. Indictors of this position’s success include measurable campus changes advocated through Student Governance and the creation of meaningful partnerships with academic units and student affairs departments on the Blacksburg campus and beyond.

Required Qualifications

The selected individual must demonstrate experience advising collegiate student governance organizations and an unrelenting commitment to student success, social justice, and learning. A Masters Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or a related field is required. The Assistant Director should be collaborative, team focused, and positive who is a self-starter with high levels of communication, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in facilitating leadership workshops and working knowledge of leadership theories. Experience advising graduate students and a demonstrated knowledge of the unique needs of graduate students. Budgetary oversight experience is highly desired.

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Review Date

February 26, 2021

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.

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Advertised: February 9, 2021
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