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Undergraduate Academic Advisor

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Engineering

Job Description

The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering is seeking a self motivated professional to serve as Undergraduate Academic Advisor. The Undergraduate Academic Advisor position will provide academic advising services to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Aerospace and/or Ocean Engineering by communicating with students to deliver individualized and accurate information pertaining to progress toward completion of undergraduate degree. The Undergraduate Academic Advisor will serve a critical department role of handling various student outreach events and recruiting students to meet the department's robust mission for diversity. The position will also be responsible for assisting with updates to the course timetable and maintaining updates to the undergraduate advising section of the departmental website.

Required Qualifications

Undergraduate academic support experience. Strong interpersonal, time management, planning and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills to explain academic policies and procedures to diverse constituents, including students, faculty and staff. Computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, email and internet applications, preferably of Microsoft Office Suite software.

Preferred Qualifications

Academic advising experience and knowledge of undergraduate academic policies and procedures. Knowledge of Virginia Tech undergraduate academic policies. Experience with large relational databases such as Banner.

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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 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.

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