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Assistant/Associate Director Employer Relations and Career Services

Job Description

The Employer Relations and Career Services Assistant/Associate Director serves as a full-time administrative faculty member on the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Team in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. The College is a diverse organization that includes over 4,000 undergraduate students in more than 40 majors. The position is responsible for establishing and achieving career services goals for students, expanding career opportunities for current students and graduates, developing and maintaining contacts with employers across a wide range of industries, improving the percent of students who have related work experience upon graduation, and planning events for students and employers. Working very closely with representatives in Career and Professional Development, the assistant/associate director is the liaison among the College’s faculty, advisors, and students who communicates important career information. Occasional travel may be required to meet with industry partners and host field trips/tours. Some evening and weekend work required.

The position reports to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

Required Qualifications

● Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree and related experience.
● Experience in employer relations or business development.
● Project management experience.
● Event planning experience.
● Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
● Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

● Working knowledge of career development and advising.
● Employer/industry recruitment experience.
● Working knowledge of college and employer relations.
● Marketing and promotion experience.
● Knowledge of developing industry partnerships for liberal arts and human sciences programs.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

March 12, 2024

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 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 Monica Kimbrell at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 20, 2024
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