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Assistant Director

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Director
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180098
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.

Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development is a centralized office of 27 staff. Our vision is to empower students to discover and pursue a path to a fulfilling career, so they can make their own unique marks on the world. We are dedicated to educating and supporting students as they explore and choose academic majors and career options, obtain and reflect upon career-related experiences, develop professional presence and essential skills for workplace success, and launch post-graduation career plans, including graduate/professional school and employment.

Position Summary:

This individual will serve as a member of the Career and Professional Development STEM College Career Network team and report to the Associate Director of that team. Members of this Career Network team work together to serve undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Additionally, team members 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. The Assistant Director’s primary liaison role will be with the Virginia Tech Graduate School.

Key Responsibilities:
- Serve as the Career and Professional Development liaison to the Graduate School; hold weekly drop-in hours in the Graduate Life Center and create career development related programming specifically for graduate students of any discipline.
- Provide one-on-one advising (in person, through email, via telephone, Skype, etc.) to undergraduate and graduate students on topics such as selecting an academic major; choosing a career direction; developing a job search plan; interviewing (including conducting mock interviews); gaining career-related experience (internships/co-op); writing effective resumes, cover letters, and personal statements; researching companies and graduate schools; evaluating and negotiating offers.
- Additional program and liaison responsibilities include serving as the liaison to Virginia Tech Cultural and Community Centers, and managing the office Mock Interview program.

Required Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
-Academic advising, career counseling, or related experience.
-Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and team skills.
-Proven ability to develop strong external relationships.
-Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
-Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in career services or related field.
-Experience advising graduate students.
-Experience with students and/or professionals in fields related to engineering or science.
-Knowledge of and experience applying career development theories.
-Experience working with individuals preparing for the job search process; resumes CVs, cover letters, personal statements, interviewing skills, etc.

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

Applicants must complete the online faculty application at www.jobs.vt.edu (Posting AP0180098) 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 April 30, 2018.

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
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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: $44,000 - $49,000
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Career & Professional Development
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Job Posting Date: 04/03/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/30/2018
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/85296

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * 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
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    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
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    • Listserv (please describe below)
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    • 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)

Required Documents

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