Academic Advisor, College of Science

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 21, 2021

Job Description

Applications are invited for the position of Academic Advisor in the College of Science at Virginia Tech. The successful applicant will serve the Department of Psychology. The key responsibilities for this position include one-on-one advising; consistent and accurate communications with students; and confidential, consistent and accurate maintenance of student records. The primary emphasis is on advising Psychology majors, including course selection and registration advising, creating plans of study, monitoring progress to graduation and performing graduation clearances, explaining college and university policies and procedures, communicating to students electronically, and working with students not making satisfactory academic progress to address deficiencies and create remediation plans. In addition, the successful candidate will perform data-driven tracking of student progress, participate in innovative student success initiatives, and provide feedback to department leadership. In addition to the core student advising role, this position also participates in departmental outreach activities such as recruiting activities of the college and university, marketing the undergraduate program through mailings and web postings, and helping students identify relevant resources for job/internship searches and career development. The Professional Undergraduate Advisor will work in a team with two other Professional Advisors and with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Cross training to familiarize themselves with another, related, undergraduate program offered in the College of Science is expected. As necessary, may assist another College of Science department with advising on an intermittent basis should the need arise.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines and set work priorities
  • Knowledge in word processing, spreadsheets, email, and google apps
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentiality by following FERPA, university, and department guidelines
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and prospective students and their families

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Psychology
  • Employment experience in academic unit, including previous work in areas of academic student services, advising, recruiting, and curriculum processes.

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

August 5, 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.

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