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Student Development and Engagement Director

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: CALS Academic Programs
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

The Academic Programs Office within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS AP) serves the needs of a diverse undergraduate student population within the college. We seek a team member to lead, develop and implement programs designed to enhance student success through mentoring/coaching, engagement, and experiential learning opportunities. The position is a full-time administrative and professional faculty calendar-year position with the expectation that the director will offer engagement program throughout the year and regularly during the academic year. The director will provide leadership to expand college experiential learning opportunities and enhance and expand the college’s student leadership opportunities. The director will have experience with, and enthusiasm for, serving a diverse and growing undergraduate population. The director will develop relationships with students and attend student events as opportunities are available.

Required Qualifications

MS degree in field related to a major within the college or in higher education or a BS degree and training and work experience at a level equivalent to an advanced degree. Demonstrated experience interfacing with students and solving problems in a student-focused setting with diverse populations; Self-motivated with ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; Sensitive to confidential and diversity in the workplace; Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple deadlines while maintaining attention to detail; Proficient with Banner and Navigate to enhance student success. Demonstrated experience mentoring/coaching potential future college students.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of university operating procedures. Experience planning events for a college or university organization.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


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.

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