Assistant Director of University Studies

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Assistant Director for University Studies is a 12-month administrative professional faculty member serving on the leadership team of the University Studies department. The Assistant Director will coordinate the HUB Scholarship Mentoring Program and the department’s First-Year Experience program, designed to promote academic success and retention of first-year exploratory students. The Assistant Director will facilitate the integration of FYE research and practice with the planning and decision-making process of the University Studies department and coordinate all departmental first-year experience and learning community initiatives. The Assistant Director will advise students in three distinct populations for the University Studies Office including but not limited to University Studies students (Exploratory students), transitional students (students between majors), and HUB students (students from a variety of majors currently on scholarship with the institution). This position reports to the Director of University Studies.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in advising or an academic discipline which would support the advising function. Demonstrated experience in leading change. Demonstrated effectiveness in supervision and/or management. Progressively more responsible work experience in building advising and/or student success programs. Significant leadership experience in a higher education setting. Knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply student development theory and practices to foster student learning. Knowledge of higher education delivery systems and student retention strategies. Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form. Ability to effectively relate to students of diverse ages and backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of or experience in a large, public, research intensive institution. Demonstrated ability to use predictive analytics, degree audit, and retention planning tools to build strategic responses in academic advising. Experience partnering with academic faculty with curricular development. Teaching experience in a college setting. Knowledge of assessment strategies appropriate to academic advising.

Appointment Type


Review Date

May 17, 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: May 4, 2021
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