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Assistant Director -Student Development and Advising

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Director -Student Development and Advising
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0160218
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director and is a member of the Career Network Team that primarily serves students in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, and Business. Additionally, team members will work with employers to understand the breadth and depth of experiential and post-graduation opportunities available for students interested in pursuing careers within the scope of the network.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide one-on-one advising (in person, through email, via telephone, etc.) to students in majors within the Career Network on topics such as selecting an academic major; choosing a career direction; developing a job search plan; interviewing (including conducting mock interviews); career-related experience (internships/co-op); writing effective resumes, cover letters, and personal statements; and researching companies and graduate schools.
• Serve as a liaison from Career and Professional Development to either the Pamplin College of Business or the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
• Additional program and liaison opportunities may include; liaison to Services for Students with Disabilities, liaison to Cranwell International Center, coordinating Career Outfitters (offering new/gently worn business attire free to students), coordinating annual dining etiquette event, coordinating the office Peer Career Advisor program, and/or serving as the Career Network Internship Coordinator.

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
• Experience providing career advising in a university setting.
• Experience developing and delivering presentations to varied audiences, both small- and large-groups.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and team skills.
• Detail oriented.
• Proven ability to develop strong external relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Considerable experience with career advising
• Experience working with students and/or programs related to experiential learning, leadership, or professional development.
• Experience with students and/or professionals in fields related to Architecture & Urban Studies, Liberal Arts, and/or Business.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must complete the online faculty application at www.jobs.vt.edu (Posting #AP0160218) and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of May 29, 2017. Position vacancy will be opened until filled.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equity and Access.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: 43,000-49,000
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Career Services Auxiliary
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5
Job Posting Date: 08/31/2016
Review Begin Date: 05/29/2017
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.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/69038

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Academic Keys (www.academickeys.com)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Inside Higher Ed (www.insidehighered.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents