Deputy Commandant of Cadets

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Deputy Commandants of Cadets report to the Commandant and are responsible for providing leadership and oversight to a fulltime Corps of Cadets. The Corps of Cadets was established in 1872. The Virginia Tech 1,100 plus member Corps of Cadets offers student cadets invaluable opportunities for superior leadership training and individual and career development. Virginia Tech is the first land grant university in the nation to combine the leader development curriculum of a Corps experience with academic coursework in leadership to award a minor in leadership studies.
Core Responsibilities: Develops and implements programs and services to achieve the Corps' mission to graduate global ethical leaders of character who are instilled with the values and skills essential for leadership success in service to the nation. Develops, schedules, implements, instructs, and assesses curriculum for weekly accredited professional development courses. Advises cadets on individual career goals and plans. Guides student development in skills required for success as leaders and professionals; academic success, cultural awareness, self-responsibility, and social interaction. Provides appropriate counseling and referral for individual students when needed. Develop general knowledge of all departmental functions and processes in order to serve as resource to others or to act in place of the Commandant as required or directed. Develop general knowledge of all departmental functions and processes in order to serve as resource to others or to act in place of the Commandant as required or directed. Cultivate on and off campus relationships and partnering efforts that facilitate the achievement of institutional Corps' goals and objectives. Oversees and/or participates in cadet led physical fitness activities and health and wellness education. Collaborates with the Commandant, VTCC staff, VTCC Alumni, Inc., university academic and student support functions, and other organizations as necessary to establish and implement short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans; program development, implementation, and evaluation; policy review and development; and operating procedures. Monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness; affects changes required for improvement. Ensures compliance with state and university policies in department operations. Develops and supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree. Prior military experience as a commissioned officer, such as in the grade of O5 or O6. Experience in creating and implementing programs. Experience in the effective supervision of staff and students. Demonstrated commitment to diversity. Strong oral and written communications skills to include instructional and presentation experience. Collaborative work style. Ability to work effectively with all university constituents.

Preferred Qualifications

Military command experience. Experience with a senior military college or federal service academy with recent active service. Previous experience with a ROTC program and/or graduates of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$65,000 - $68,000

Review Date

June 18, 2021

Additional Information

Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning serve as a framework for our roles as educators as we work alongside students to encapsulate their learning into a strengths-based discovery of their talent so they may: commit to unwavering curiosity ; pursue self-understanding and integrity ; practice civility ; prepare for a life of courageous leadership ; and ultimately , embrace Ut Prosim as a way of life . We operationalize these aspirations through ExperienceVT whereby we work alongside undergraduate, graduate and professional students to create a customized plan for their experience designed to accomplish their individual goals. We measure our success by the success of our students. To that end, we will do whatever it takes to support the individual well-being and success of every student at Virginia Tech.

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 19, 2021
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