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Academic Advisor

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Academic Advisor
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170108
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.

Position Summary:

Reporting to an Assistant Director of Advising, the Academic Advisor serves as a full-time (calendar year) administrative/professional faculty member in the Pamplin College of Business. The major areas of responsibility include academic advising for undergraduate students in all seven business majors (75%) and serving as the Assurance of Learning (AOL) coordinator for the college (20%). Additional job duties may include new student orientation, department liaison tasks, and assisting colleagues as needed (5%).
- Provide academic advising services to approximately 400 undergraduate students
- Deliver accurate information and advice to students about majors, minors, course options, study abroad, transfer credits, and extracurricular activities
- Assist students in developing a comprehensive educational plan
- Initiate academic intervention for students in academic difficulty
- Serve as the Assurance of Learning (AOL) coordinator
- Plan and implement four learning assessments throughout the academic year
- Collect, analyze, and report assessment results to the college and the university Office of Assessment and Evaluation
- Serve as the liaison to the Office of Assessment and Evaluation

- Serve as the liaison to assigned department(s)
- Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Position requires Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with previous academic advising experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computational skills, as well as a service-oriented attitude. Professional demeanor and team attitude a must. Excellent computer skills, including Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills, Windows and Office/Outlook/Banner.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with degrees in business, business-related fields, and/or experience in higher education. Additionally, academic advising experience in a higher educational setting. Familiarity with student information systems, preferably BANNER. Member of NACADA or like professional organization.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Office of Equity and Access at (540) 231-9331 by the application deadline.

How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must complete the online faculty application at, Posting AP0170108 and submit a cover letter, resume, a list of contact information for three professional references, and a Philosophy of Advising statement, as attachments to that application. The advising statement should be attached as “Other Document” – do not attach your transcripts. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of April 19, 2017.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: Renewed Annually
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Undergraduate Advising - Pamplin
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-5 + as Needed
Job Posting Date: 04/05/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/19/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Doc
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