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Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job Description

New Student and Family Programs at Virginia Tech enhances the student experience by fostering an inclusive, supportive, and learning-centered environment. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students and are committed to providing outstanding programs and services that enhance new student transition. New Student and Family Programs is dedicated to supporting the mission of the Division of Student Affairs. As such, our staff strive to engage every student in the Division’s five Aspirations for Student Learning, which include: being dedicated to creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self-understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepares others for a life of courageous leadership, and embraces the University’s motto Ut Prosim as a way of life.

Along with the New Student and Family Programs team, the Assistant Director is critical to the development and implementation of purposeful and learning-centered programs and services. The Associate Director reports to the Associate Dean/Director and works collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to provide on-going programs that support students and families in their transition and engagement at Virginia Tech. The Associate Director will provide leadership to three full-time professionals: the Assistant Director for Orientation and Leadership, Assistant Director for Transition Experiences and Family Programs and Program Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs. The Associate Director will provide programming oversight and support for orientation, transitional experiences, and family engagement. The Associate Director serves and leads departmental assessment efforts, as well as multiple university wide initiatives and committees. The Associate Director will serve as the alternate to the Associate Dean/Director of New Student and Family Programs. The Associate Director will oversee the management of $600,000 annual operating funds.

Additionally, the Associate Director will adopt and practice the Principles of Community as fundamental to Virginia Tech’s on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a dynamic community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. The Virginia Tech Principles of Community are described at:

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in student personnel, higher education or a related field and work experience in collegiate student affairs, student activities, orientation, transfer, and first year programming.
Demonstrated experience working with families with orientation and transition programs.
Demonstrated organizational, leadership, communication, and public relations skills.
Demonstrated experience in Orientation, Transition and Retention program development, delivery, and assessment.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism and the ability to work with a diverse group of constituents.
Experience in designing and implementing programming or large-scale events.
Ability to design and implement formal assessment and evaluation processes.
Capacity for organizing a wide range of diverse tasks efficiently and effectively.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of student and family learning, development theory and practice.

Working knowledge of family needs in the areas of orientation, transition, and retention.
Demonstrated knowledge of transitional needs for families inclusive of special populations such as transfer students, veteran students, international students, underrepresented and underserved students.
Advising/supervision experience with ability to lead a staff.
Ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

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$70,000 per year

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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.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence . We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community , which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning . If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

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 military 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 Debbie Falls at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 5, 2022
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