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Associate Director of University Studies

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 31, 2023

Job Description

The Associate Director of University Studies, will provide leadership in the development and implementation of holistic university-wide programs/initiatives in collaboration with internal and external partners that create a supportive environment for students integrating into the campus community. The Associate Director will also provide support and supervision to three professional staff who assist with the coordination of university-wide programs and initiatives related to enhancing academic advising and the experience of the student. These programs and initiatives include but are not limited to providing oversight to the University Studies advising program, support to scholarship recipients, university-wide advising assessment, and academic planning initiatives, including the advising ambassador student program which supports students in a holistic manner. The Associate Director of University Studies reports to the Director for Academic Advising Initiatives and supports the integration, facilitation, coordination, synthesizing, enabling, and fostering of outcomes driven efforts at Virginia Tech that support student success (e.g., retention, persistence and graduation). The Associate Director works closely with Undergraduate Academic Affairs, each of the academic colleges and the campus community to accomplish comprehensive student engagement and completion goals. The Associate Director will teach a transitional course to support students’ transition to the University.
Responsibilities Include:
Supervision of various student support programs which include supervision of professional staff and student workers
Develop and implement strategic goals and student learning for various university programs
Represent Academic Advising Initiatives on various stakeholder committees
Attend monthly advising directors’ meetings
Assess effectiveness of programs and provide strategies for improvement and implementation
Participate in an on-going professional development and training
Teach a transitional course
Supporting transitional advising services through individual meetings with students to include career and major exploration, and academic planning assistance.
Supporting prospective transfer students through Hokie Corner appointments with admission to provide academic advice prior to application
Provide academic advising services for undeclared and/or exploratory students
Additional responsibilities as assigned to support overall unit goals

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.

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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 Lisha Farrier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 31, 2023
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