Admissions Diversity Counselor
Job no: 518686
Work type: Staff
Senior management: VT Carilion School of Medicine
Department: Dean of VTC School of Medicine
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Medical Professionals
The Admissions Diversity Counselor (ADC) is a position designed to strengthen the outreach and recruitment efforts of the Department of Admissions. A successful ADC will have a strong understanding of the medical school admissions process and unique aspects of VTCSOM in order to participate in the external recruitment of qualified applicants, including those traditionally underrepresented in medicine (URM). In addition, the ADC will advise potential and current applicants about the medical school application process and resources available at the school for matriculants and will maintain contact with URM applicants who are candidates for interview, have interviewed, and have received acceptance to VTCSOM.
The ADC will maintain working relationships with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and institutions sending URM candidates to medical professional schools. This position will provide support to participants in the Early Identification Program (EIP) during and between summer enrichment activities, including coordinating training and/or mentorship events for EIP participants. In these activities, the ADC will interface with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) personnel from the medical school.
Strong organizational skills. Enthusiasm for and acumen with verbal and written communication. Ability to work collaboratively. Willingness to travel approximately 15-20% of some portions of the admissions cycle. Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation.
Bachelor’s degree. Experience in higher education. Recent experience with college or post-baccalaureate admissions processes. Knowledgeable regarding FERPA.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
The department values diversity and continually strives to maintain and promote an inclusive learning, working, and research environment that embraces all students and employees. We are particularly interested in applications from persons identifying with groups currently underrepresented in the Virginia Tech community.
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.
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