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Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress Advisor

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Graduate School
Department: Dean - Graduate School
Location: Washington, D.C., Metro Area
Categories: Other

Job Description

The Graduate School is seeking a Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress advisor to provide program support for graduate admission applications and academic progress to degree, with a specific focus on Innovation Campus graduate programs. Responsibilities include advising prospective and current graduate students, serving as a liaison with academic units and campus partners, interpreting and applying Graduate School and university policies, working with confidential student information, and providing general office support through telephone, email and in person consultations.

Required Qualifications

Work experience providing academic advising to students.
Work experience with computer software packages and applications including fluency with Google Forms and Google Apps for Education.
Work experience with a relational database such as Banner.
Work experience interpreting and communicating policies.
Earned bachelor’s degree and work experience that equates to master's degree.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement and make informed decisions in complex situations.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned master’s degree in higher education administration or relevant field.
Administrative support experience in a higher education setting.
Work experience in graduate admissions, advising graduate students, and working with international students.
Work experience with Banner student.
Work experience with Slate.
Knowledge of Virginia Tech policies/procedures.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience; up to a budget maximum of $50,000

Review Date

August 16, 2021

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 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.

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