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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.
Reporting to an Assistant Director of Advising, the Academic Advisor serves as a full-time (calendar year) administrative/professional faculty member in the Pamplin College of Business. The major areas of responsibility include academic advising for undergraduate students in all seven business majors (75%) and serving as the Assurance of Learning (AOL) coordinator for the college (20%). Additional job duties may include new student orientation, department liaison tasks, and assisting colleagues as needed (5%).
-Provide academic advising services to approximately 400 undergraduate students
-Deliver accurate information and advice to students about majors, minors, course options, study abroad, transfer credits, and extracurricular activities
-Assist students in developing a comprehensive educational plan
-Initiate academic intervention for students in academic difficulty
-Serve as the Assurance of Learning (AOL) coordinator
-Plan and implement four learning assessments throughout the academic year
-Collect, analyze, and report assessment results to the college and the university Office of Assessment and Evaluation
-Serve as the liaison to the Office of Assessment and Evaluation
-Serve as the liaison to assigned department(s)
-Perform other duties as assigned
Position requires Bachelor's degree in a relevant field with previous academic advising experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computational skills, as well as a service-oriented attitude. Professional demeanor and team attitude a must. Excellent computer skills, including Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills, Windows and Office/Outlook/Banner.
Preference will be given to applicants with degrees in business, business-related fields, and/or experience in higher education. Additionally, academic advising experience in a higher educational setting. Familiarity with student information systems, preferably BANNER. Member of NACADA or like professional organization.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 04/19/2017