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Assistant Director of Advising

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 22, 2023

Job Description

The College of Engineering Academic Affairs Office is seeking a candidate to serve as an Assistant Director of Advising. Ideal candidates will be caring, organized, communicative, and accessible with a desire to help students in their academic journey, from enrollment to graduation. The position reports to the Director of Advising and will be a key member of the Academic Affairs Office to assist in the development and implementation of strategic advising initiatives, and overall academic affairs operations for more than 10,000 undergraduate engineering students. The position will provide academic advising support related to academic eligibility, early academic referral system reports, academic relief, etc. through individual meetings, email, video conferencing, and phone conversations with undergraduate engineering students. Additionally, the position will coordinate the scholarship process for upper-class undergraduate students and new transfer students, as well as the outstanding senior selection process.

Required Qualifications

-Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or related field from an accredited university.
-Prior related work experience in a higher education student-focused setting.
-Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
-Detail-oriented and able to deliver high quality, accurate work.
-Strong computer skills in electronic file management, word processing, database management, and spreadsheets
-Excellent communication and presentation skills.
-Prior experience working effectively with a diverse population, with sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and prospective students and their families.

Preferred Qualifications

-Broad knowledge of university policies and procedures, particularly related to registration, class scheduling, degree and graduation requirements.
-Academic advising, career advising, or counseling experience in a university setting.
-Knowledge of student development theory, academic advising pillars, competencies, and standards

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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 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 Lee Bishop at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 22, 2023
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