Assistant Director

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Other
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Posted on July 1, 2021

Job Description

The Student Success Center (SSC) is a department in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and reports to the Assistant Provost for Student Success Initiatives. The Student Success Center (SSC) designs and implements programs and services that promote the success and excellence of Virginia Tech students throughout their educational journey. The SSC empower students to achieve success and provides holistic student support through three focus areas: Academic Excellence Programs, Scholarship Programs and Embrace VT Programs. The Assistant Director provides leadership in and direct oversight for developing educational support programs and services, co-curricular initiatives and academic skills develop efforts intended to improve student's academic performance and persistence towards successful completion of the baccalaureate degree.  

Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution, preferably in college student personnel, counseling, or a related field. Experience in higher education instruction, learning assistance, advising, academic support center management, or similar related experience. Experience in designing and implementing academic support programs. Experience working with students from firstĀ¼ generation, rural communities and other diverse backgrounds. Ability to effectively collaborate with academic departments, staff, faculty, and administrators. Strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate teaching experience. Experience hiring, training and supervising undergraduate students in professional settings. Ability to identify and respond to educational trends and institutional needs. Knowledge and practice of adult education theory of teaching and engagement, as well as of student success theories. Experience with program design and evaluation.

Appointment Type


Review Date

August 2, 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.

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