Undergraduate Academic Advisor, COS

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on June 30, 2021

Job Description

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.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

July 26, 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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If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Teresa Price at tfprice@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.