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Academic Advisor

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Science
Department: School of Neuroscience
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Academic Advising / Support

Job Description

The School of Neuroscience is seeking an experienced Academic Advisor (Staff) to assist with student advising and enrollment services. This position serves as the main point of contact for undergraduate students to the School of Neuroscience. Responsibilities of the position include academic advising, monitoring students' progress, registration and scheduling, orientation, and assisting students with career planning. The academic advisor assists with developing a recruitment plan that may include student communication and recruitment materials, website, social media, and other special projects as assigned. Responsibilities also include event planning and event coordination. The successful candidate will have a service-oriented, how can I help you attitude to support program operations.

Required Qualifications

Please highlight your experience in academic advising, education, or career planning| Events planning experience| Experience with software such as Microsoft Office and Google products| Experience such as creating, editing, and maintaining large databases| Ability to manage confidential files and materials| Excellent communications, organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all individuals in a diverse multicultural environment

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of academic policies and procedures relevant to undergraduate programs| Experience with Banner Student and HokieSpa| Knowledge of federal rules and regulations (FERPA)| Experience facilitating group sessions and making presentations| Experience with social media platforms| Bachelor's degree in Science, Counseling, Education, Student Development or related field, or equivalent training and/or work experience

Pay Band


Salary Information

$38,000 - $40,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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 veteran 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 accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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