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Academic and Program Advisor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Academic and Program Advisor
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180106
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:

Provide one-on-one academic, professional and career advising to Industrial and Systems Engineering undergraduate (ISE UG) students, including timely and accurate information and advice on majors, minors, course options, transfer credits, and professional and career development/placement opportunities. Maintain ISE UG student enrollment records, advising-related documents, and individual student records. Work with Career Services to promote services, resources, coop programs and internships to ISE UG students. Manage and/or supervise ISE UG student-focused programs (e.g., ISE Ambassadors), events, and activities. Monitor and work with ISE UG students to ensure they meet all curriculum-related graduation requirements. Perform ISE UG student-related departmental functions (e.g., departmental scholarships) and serve on ISE UG student-related committees. Provide ISE UG instructional support, when necessary, in areas such as oral communication and presentation skills, ethics, professionalism, and career skills.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in counseling or a related field or an equivalent level of training and experience.
Proficiency with email, web browsers, word processing software and both electronic spreadsheet and database applications.
Experience working with students (in an advising or related capacity) and supervising, leading, and/or planning student-focused activities/events.
Strong communication, presentation, and one-on-one advising skills.
Experience working in a team environment and to work effectively with multiple stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with students and supervising, leading and/or planning student-focused activities/events in a higher-educational setting.
Experience in and/or knowledge pertaining to university operations, policies, and procedures in areas such as registration, class scheduling, degree and graduation requirements.
Knowledge of Career Services practices including recruiting and placement. Experience with the Banner® administrative software system.

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

Applications must be submitted online at (posting number #AP0180106) and include a cover letter, resume/curriculum vita, and list of 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin on May 11, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair at

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, please contact the hiring department or contact University ADA Services

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:
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5
Job Posting Date: 04/16/2018
Review Begin Date: 05/11/2018
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.

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Required Documents

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