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The School of Architecture + Design in the College of Architecture & Urban Studies is seeking a full-time academic advisor to assist undergraduate students in achieving their academic and professional goals. This position is responsible for providing academic and career advising services, maintaining student files and records, and delivering accurate information and advice to students about majors, minors, course options, study abroad, transfer credits, and extracurricular activities. As a professional advisor, the position will monitor the academic progress of students and initiate academic intervention for students in academic difficulty, facilitate engaging advising events, programs and workshops, support class scheduling and enrollment management, assist with advising assessment, and develop training materials and presentations. In addition, this position serves as a liaison to other offices at Virginia Tech and will assist with new student orientation, commencement, and other duties as assigned. On rare occasions evening/weekend work may be required.
- Bachelor's degree in Education, Student Development, Counseling, or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience. - Significant experience such as academic advising and career planning in a higher educational environment. - Experience such as event planning, facilitating group sessions and making presentations. - Demonstrated knowledge and use of computers with the ability to use software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and email. - Demonstrated knowledge and skill such as creating, editing, and handling professional documents and correspondence, and managing confidential files and materials. - Excellent communications, organizational and analytical skills, and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences. - Must enjoy working with students and interacting with prospective students and their families. - Professional demeanor and both a service-oriented and team attitude is a must.
- Experience using advising technologies for student intervention and appointment scheduling. - Experience using student information systems (BANNER). - Member of NACADA or like professional organization. - Master's degree in student development, education, higher education, counseling, or a related field.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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