The Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) is an
academic success community founded upon the principles of
self-help, mentoring, and peer support. Central to the goal of MAOP
is the promotion of diversification in the student body at Virginia
Tech on the undergraduate and graduate levels. The MAOP Program
provides support and guidance for students who participate in the
Undergraduate Scholars Program, the Graduate Scholars Program, the
Luis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation at Virginia Tech
(LSAMP) and the Clare Boothe Luce Program. MAOP also sponsors a
Summer Research Internship (SRI) for undergraduates from across the
The Assistant Director is a 12-month administrative faculty
position reporting to the Director.
• Coordinate workshops on academic success, preparing for and
applying to graduate school, and career exploration and preparation
for Undergraduate Scholars and LSAMP students.
• Meet with Undergraduate Scholars and LSAMP students in order to
develop individual plans for academic success.
• Collaborate with the academic colleges in selecting students for
the MAOP undergraduate scholarship.
• Manage the Undergraduate Scholars budget in consultation with the
• Assist with managing the LSAMP budget in consultation with the
• Develop and implement an assessment plan for the Undergraduate
Scholars Program and LSAMP.
• Represent MAOP on various university committees.
• Coordinate campus visits for various student groups and
stakeholder (middle/high school and community college).
• Travel, in collaboration with the Director, to recruit students
on behalf of MAOP and Virginia Tech’s Graduate School.
• Assist Undergraduate Scholars and LSAMP students in preparing for
research conferences, developing career competencies, and enhancing
their interview skills.
• Travel, in collaboration with the Director, with students to
regional and national research conferences.
• Supervise and evaluate a graduate assistant.
• Additional projects may be assigned based on departmental
• Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or
university with demonstrated progressive experience
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of student
• Previous experience in academic advising, career advising or
student affairs with a diverse student undergraduate and/or
graduate population in a college or university setting
• Strong computer skills in electronic file management, word
processing, and spreadsheets
• Must be detail oriented, with evidence of strong organizational
and problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and
• Must be self-motivated as well as flexible and creative in
finding solutions for problems;
• Must enjoy working with students and have a professional manner
• Must be able to work effectively with a diverse population,
including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and
prospective students and their families.
• Demonstrated experience in project management and/or program
• Excellent communication skills and values collaboration
• Demonstrated ability in staff supervision and administrative
• Experience with grant writing and management
• Experience with budget development, allocation and
• Experience in conducting assessments and reporting findings
May 31, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
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
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
, a school of
, a veterinary
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
. 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
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