Program Support Specialist

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 2, 2021
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Job Description

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Honors College Program Support Specialist serves as the first point of contact for questions about the Honors Laureate Diploma program and performs a wide variety of program support duties. Duties include management of student records; review, approval, and tracking of honors credit; management of the Honors diploma registration and graduation processes; management of the Faculty–Student Agreement process; oversight of communication initiatives with campus advising groups; event planning; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

•Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
•Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
•Demonstrated ability to arrange and complete multiple tasks, solve problems independently, and exercise judgement in dealing with confidential information

Preferred Qualifications

•A degree in education, administration, or related field or equivalent level of experience
•Proficiency with Google Apps
•Higher education experience with in an honors college or program
•Previous administrative experience
•Experience using Canvas educational software
•Database management experience using Banner
•Event planning experience

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 17, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

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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