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Associate Director of Living-Learning Programs

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

Job Description

We’re searching for an Associate Director to join the Living-Learning Programs team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. This position champions a collaborative, unrelenting commitment to advancing living-learning communities and residential colleges. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring that our residential colleges and living-learning communities develop student leaders who live out the Aspirations for Student Learning, practice the Principles of Community, and reflect the Six Dimensions of Well-being. This Associate Director supervises an Assistant Director for Living Learning Programs and/or Program Coordinators (both of whom serve alongside our live-in Faculty Principals) and an administrative specialist.

In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

Here’s what you need to know about the role:

1) You’ll join the Office of Living-Learning Programs team; a department that works to support intentional living-learning programs efforts for more than 5000 students.

2) You’ll report to the Director of Living-Learning Programs, in a Regular twelve-month, 100% administrative professional appointment. 

3) Along with a partnering Associate Director and the Office of Living-Learning Programs team, this position will contribute to the measurable increases in number of students engaged in LLPs (across all student demographics), evidence of LLPs impact on student’s well-being and success, and evidence of deep engagement with program directors and faculty principals.

4) Each associate director works with two residential colleges or CID-LLP and roughly 10 living-learning communities that are led by a full-time program director.

5) You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the Department and the Division.

6) You’ll be offered a base compensation package between $65,000 and $69,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more.

Required Qualifications

- Master's degree and progressive full-time experience in higher education.
- Demonstrated ability in supervision and administrative work.
- Experience planning and coordinating living-learning experiences.
- Articulated commitment to student engagement and success.
- Ability to work collaboratively and successfully maintain programmatic excellence.
- Demonstrate ability to work with a diverse student body and foster sensitivity to diversity issues in the University community.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience collaborating with faculty.
- Experience in the areas of community development.
- Demonstrated experience leading committees and task forces.
- Experience with budget development and management.

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- The successful candidate must have a criminal background check, and a driver's license check demonstrating an acceptable and safe driving record.
- The position is considered Emergency Personnel health & safety-related.
- The work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm, with some evening/weekend work.

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 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, we want you to consider joining our team! 

About Office of Living-Learning Programs : The mission of the Office of Living-Learning Programs (OLLP) is to create, sustain, and grow inclusive environments across Virginia Tech’s residential communities that enrich the lives of students, faculty, and staff through the Aspirations for Student Learning .

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants based on 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, contact Cristina Rosa Castañer at during regular business hours at least 10 business days before the event.

Advertised: May 15, 2024
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