Undergraduate Academic Advisor, COS
The Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the College of Science provides advice and general guidance to students in the Department of Biological Sciences concerning academic matters. Identifies and solves problems in time for students to make necessary changes to meet graduation requirements and deadlines. Develops, writes, and compiles information necessary to aid Biological Sciences faculty in advising and instructional duties. Informs prospective students about requirements and opportunities in Biological Sciences. Works closely with the departmental advising team, the College of Science advising office, the Dean of Students and the University Registrar. Works with departmental webmaster to continually update the Biological Sciences undergraduate website. Is cross-trained to familiarize themselves with another, related, undergraduate program offered in the College of Science. As necessary, may assist another College of Science department with advising on an intermittent basis should the need arise.
Ability to understand, interpret and communicate undergraduate policies and procedures for the department, college, and university. Effective communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to implement policies and regulations. Ability to work creatively and independently and to prioritize work.
Bachelor’s degree in, biology, education, advising, counseling or related field, or equivalent level of training and or experience; working knowledge of Virginia Tech undergraduate policies and procedures; working knowledge of the university student record systems (BANNER). Teaching experience.
Commensurate with experience
July 26, 2021
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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