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Academic Advisor

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: College of Business
Department: Dean of Business
Location: Hybrid
Categories: Academic Advising / Support

Job Description

Reporting to an Assistant Director of Advising, the Academic Advisor serves as a full-time (calendar year) administrative/professional faculty member in the Pamplin College of Business, Undergraduate Programs. The major areas of responsibility include academic advising for undergraduate students in all business majors (75%) and performing duties related to New Student Advising and Registration, ongoing training and professional development, and tasks relevant to special talents or areas of interest (20%). Additional job duties may include university liaison tasks and assisting colleagues as needed (5%).
This is a hybrid position with a set rotation of in-office and remote days.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide holistic, student-focused academic advising services to approximately 450 undergraduate students through individual appointments, emails, etc.
- Deliver accurate information and advice to students about majors, minors, course options, study abroad, transfer credits, extracurricular activities, and campus resources
- Assist students in developing a comprehensive educational plan that serves to meet their academic and career goals
- Interpret and explain department, college, and university academic policies and procedures
- Initiate academic intervention for students in academic difficulty
- Provide individualized support and assess student needs to make appropriate referrals to campus resources
- Participate in all aspects of New Student Advising and Registration
- Engage in professional development activities to remain current with academic advising best practices
- Participate in Pamplin Commencement activities
- Occasionally provide limited services outside of normal work hours
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serve as the liaison to assigned department(s) and/or campus support partners
- Perform additional duties relevant to special talents or areas of interest
- Perform other duties as assigned

We encourage applications from individuals who identify with historically and continuously underrepresented, underserved, and/or minoritized groups.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in business, education, counseling, or a related field coupled with training and/or experience which may equate to an advanced degree
- Working knowledge of academic advising offices, programs, policies and software
- Previous professional student-focused experience in a higher education setting (e.g. academic advising, career advising, student affairs, etc.)
- Previous experience working with diverse student populations
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
- Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s degree in business, education, counseling, higher education administration, or related field
- Previous professional academic advising experience in a business discipline
- Experience using student information systems such as Banner and Navigate
- Knowledge of university academic policies and procedures
- Member of NACADA or similar professional organization

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

commensurate with experience

Review Date

7/24/2022

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 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Samantha Gagnet at sgagnet@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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