Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Academic Advisor

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 8, 2019

Job Description

Applications are invited for the position of Academic Advisor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. 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 computer science 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 integrating technology and streamlining advising workflows, and provide feedback to department leadership. In addition to the core student advising role, this position also serves as departmental liaison to Career and Professional Development and participates in departmental outreach activities such as recruiting activities of the college and university, and marketing the undergraduate program through mailings, web postings, and related activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university
  • Previous experience in academic advising, career advising or student affairs with a diverse student undergraduate and/or graduate population in a college or university setting;
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly related to data management software;
  • Strong computer skills in electronic file management, word processing, and spreadsheets;
  • Experience with software such as MS Office;
  • Must be detail oriented, with evidence of strong organizational and problem solving skills;
  • Must be self-motivated as well as flexible and creative in finding solutions for problems;
  • Must enjoy working with students and have a professional manner of communication;
  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse population, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and prospective students and their families.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic working knowledge of Computer Science, Engineering, Science or Math;
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures, particularly related to registration, class scheduling, degree and graduation requirements; experience with large relational databases such as Banner.

Salary Information

Commensurate to Experience

Review Date

August 15, 2019


The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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.

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