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Academic Advisor/Recruiter

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Academic Advisor/Recruiter
Role Title: Education Support Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170447
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:

The Myers-Lawson School of Building Construction is currently searching for a salaried part-time Academic Advisor/Recruiter to assist students in achieving educational and career goals through the use of the full range of institutional, business, and community resources. This position provides academic advising, monitors students’ progress, implements engagement events and programs, and assists students with academic difficulties. Facilitates workshops and seminar classes on academic success strategies and develops training materials and presentations. Develops and maintains a strategic growth enrollment recruitment plan. Communicates with internal and external professionals to provide academic information, recruits prospective students, and discusses career opportunities for current students and alumni.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent training and/or experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge and use of computers with the ability to use software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and email.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skill such as creating, editing, and handling professional documents and correspondence and managing confidential files and materials.
- Communication and computational skills, as well as a service-oriented attitude.
- Professional demeanor and team attitude.
- Promoter of diversity and inclusion.

Position is 20 hours initially. Four hours per day, M-F during the hours 8-5. Some weekend events. 12 – month position.

Preferred Qualifications:

- 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 driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting SW0170447, and submit a cover letter, resume, a list of contact information for three professional references, and a Philosophy of Advising statement (this may be attached as candidates statement).

For full consideration candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 50
Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
Department: Construction, Myers-Lawson School of
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday according to Schedule
Posting Date: 06/14/2017
Review Begin Date: 06/28/2017
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/77105

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.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)
    • 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 Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. 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
  4. Candidate Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc