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Assistant Director of Student Governance

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Director of Student Governance
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170214
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 Assistant Director of Student Governance serves as part of a team of professionals in the Department of Student Engagement & Campus Life, which provides education, guidance, and services to students and student organizations at Virginia Tech. The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director are to advise the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA). This including working with various organization committees, university policies, internal and external partners, budget oversight, and teaching and providing advocacy for the student leaders. The Assistant Director supervises two graduate assistants while also working to develop holistic training plans for all graduate assistants in the Engagement area. Additional opportunities will be provided for support of department-wide and campus-wide programs. The Assistant Director of Student Government Advising reports to the Associate Director of Student Engagement & Campus Life, Engagement.

Required Qualifications:

A collaborative and learning-centered professional with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field is required by the start of appointment.
Previous experience in student affairs or higher education.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
Above average communications skills are essential, as well as, a desire to work in a teamwork focused environment, which includes colleagues, and students, with a positive attitude.
Evening and weekend work required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working with student governance.
Demonstrated experience in facilitating leadership workshops and knowledge of leadership and student development theories.
Experience advising graduate students.
Proficiency with computer programs.
Budgetary oversight experience is highly desired.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Position requires some evening/weekend hours.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting AP0170214 Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references with contact information to the online application. Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2017. Individuals desiring accommodations should notify. Angie Harris at 540/231-6865 or angelc2@vt.edu by the review date.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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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: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Student Engagement & Campus Life
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F, Nights and Weekends as Needed
Job Posting Date: 07/26/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/08/2017
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/78353

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
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    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
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  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