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SECL Engagement Ambassador Pool

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: SECL Engagement Ambassador Pool
Role Title: Administrative & Office Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0180208
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:

SECL Engagement Ambassadors are responsible for helping fellow Hokies find their community through involvement with student organizations and campus activities. Engagement Ambassadors also support student leaders as they identify ways to help their organizations thrive at Virginia Tech. The goals of this position are accomplished through social media and targeted communication, peer advising, workshop facilitation, and management of the student organization resource center; The Source.

Primary Responsibilities

• Involvement Advising
– Help students explore involvement
opportunities at Virginia Tech
– Values-based research of student
organizations and campus partners
and initiatives
– Create strategies to increase individual
student involvement

• Leadership Education and Development
– Educate student leaders on how to
manage their student organizations
– Create and facilitate workshops and
– Contribute to our resource database
to best support student organizations

• Student Organization Management
– Help student organizations make the
most out their GobblerConnect
– Audit and update registered
organizations on GobblerConnect to
provide a more accurate engagement
– Assess the needs, strengths, and
challenges of student organizations on

• Support The Source
– Provide immaculate customer service
to all visitors and digital inquires
– Work with the team to track general
usage of The Source
– Manage and update our social media
platforms on a regular basis, creating
content, promotions and engagement.
– Utilize your sphere of influence to
increase awareness, visits, and usage

Other Duties

• Answer phones and provide high quality
customer service

• Assist with various administrative tasks

• Work with SECL team on special events
and marketing

• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

• Willingness to work independently and
flexibility to work within a team

• Commitment to inclusion, learning, and

• Strong oral communication and
presentation skills

• Availability for:
– Source Engagement Team (SET)
retreat Saturday August 18, 2018-
Sunday August 19, 2018
– Bi-weekly SET meetings

• Ability to work Monday-Friday, hours will
vary. Occasional weekends.

• At least 12 credit hours earned at Virginia

• Availability for Engagement Ambassador

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working in a professional

• Values student engagement and co-
curricular learning

• Knowledge of and comfortability with
GobblerConnect, Microsoft Office Suite,
and commonly used social media

• Active membership and in good standing
with an RSO, UCSO, and/or USLP and
general understanding of the student
organization registration process

• At least 12 credit hours earned at Virginia

Employment Conditions: Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Work schedule- M-F, hours will vary depending on day of the week

Employment Comments:

Required Documents -attach to application

• Tentative class and activities schedule for
Fall 2018

• Resume and two professional references

• Submit online application at*

  • Students will only be contacted if they
    make it to the interview round.

• Attend one info session (April 11th at
6:30pm or April 13th at 12:30pm in The

How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit

Employee Category: Student Wage
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
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:
Pay Band: 1
Pay Range:
Department: Student Engagement & Campus Life
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, hours will vary depending on day of the week
Posting Date: 04/03/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/19/2018
Job Close Date:
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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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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a currently enrolled Virginia Tech student?
    • No
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you eligible for Federal work-study funding?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I don't know
  3. Are you currently employed by Student Engagement and Campus Life (formerly Student Centers and Activities)? If so, what area(s)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Have you previously worked for Student Engagement and Campus Life (formerly Student Centers and Activities)? If so, please list the area(s) and approximate dates of employment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • 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)
  6. Why are you interested in the Engagement Ambassador position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. What are you involved in at Virginia Tech?

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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