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Assistant Director of Student Support

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 13, 2019

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Student Support will be responsible for providing student support services within the DVM program at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM). The successful candidate will work with the Associate Dean of Professional Programs, Director of Assessment and the Director of Admissions and Student Support; provide academic support in the form of coordination of tutoring services. Provide career support in the form of advising, assist students with identifying mental wellness resources both within the college and on main campus, and assist with financial advice, including personal finance. Assist with business and practice management courses and lectures. Organize special events relating to support areas. Provide oversight of all DVM student organizations and clubs, including approval of guest speakers and corporate sponsored events. Assist students with the organization of annual college Open House. Working with the College’s Advancement team, create and implement policy regarding corporate relations. Act as liaison between students and corporate representatives. Provide support and lectures within the professional development courses all focused on the development of professional identity. Work with the Director of Admissions and Student Support and admissions coordinator to oversee a two-week summer camp program developed to provide experiences and advice to an underrepresented population of students interested in veterinary medicine.

Required Qualifications

• BS or BA
• Previous experience working either within a veterinary clinical environment and/or veterinary education
• Previous experience in academia, specifically teaching
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak clearly and persuasively
• Previous experience in working with and advising students
• Ability to work independently and self-motivated in completing tasks
• Experience in evidence-based approaches to new initiatives or projects

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree (MS, MA or DVM)
• Previous experience in teaching and assessing veterinary business management and/or personal finance
• Participation in initiatives focused on the issues facing veterinary students within the financial and mental wellness areas
• The ability to work in teams to drive student support initiatives within the college
• Previous experience in assessing teamwork and mediation of poorly functioning teams



Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 23, 2019

Additional Information

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.

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