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Statistics Undergraduate Advisor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Statistics Undergraduate Advisor
Role Title: Education Support Specialist II
Posting Number: SW0170898
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:

Undergraduate Advisor serves as the primary advisor for Statistics majors, Statistics minors, Actuarial Sciences minors, and works with students to ensure they are taking the appropriate classes, meeting deadlines, and are on track for their intended graduation date. The advisor helps students find internships and ultimately jobs, fellowships, scholarships, and undergraduate research opportunities, while helping students navigate VT through both stressful and exciting times. The advisor recruits and evaluates new students to all programs; helps organize recruiting efforts; meets with prospective students and families (e.g., Open House, Hokie Focus, Hokie Preview, campus visits, etc.); advises new students during Summer Orientation; holds information sessions for current VT students interested in these programs; maintains and monitors student demographic and academic databases for these programs; assesses student progress toward degree; works with other advisors, both in and out of the College of Science, to advise students with multiple majors and/or minors; and works with the Department of Statistics undergraduate faculty and department head to implement current student curriculum and assessment plans and to develop and implement new curriculum and assessment metrics as necessary.
The Department of Statistics intends to grow our undergraduate major population, while simultaneously working to improve the quality of students who enter and remain in the program. The academic advisor will play a pivotal role in helping the department reach these goals of the undergraduate program.

Required Qualifications:

- Experience such as advising undergraduate students.
- Experience recruiting students to undergraduate programs.
- Experience such as assessing and/or providing support to undergraduate programs.
- Proficient in software such as Microsoft Office.
- Must be able to interact comfortably with all individuals from a diverse multicultural environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience using Banner and HokieSpa to manage student schedules and information.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent training and/or experience.

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

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170898, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Statistics
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-5pm
Posting Date: 11/10/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/27/2017
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/81480

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • 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)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

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