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Deputy Commandant of Cadets
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The Deputy Commandants of Cadets report to the Commandant and are responsible for providing leadership and oversight to a full time Corps of Cadets. The Corps of Cadets was established in 1872.
The Virginia Tech 1,000 plus member Corps of Cadets offers student cadets invaluable opportunities for superior leadership training and individual and career development. Virginia Tech is the first land-grant university in the nation to combine the leader development curriculum of a Corps experience with academic coursework in leadership to award a minor in leadership studies.
- In collaboration with Commandant and other Deputy Commandants, establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans; program development, implementation and evaluation; policy review and development; and operating procedures. Monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness that includes staffing and budget; effects changes required for improvement.
- Develop general knowledge of all departmental functions and processes in order to serve as resource to others or to act in place of the Commandant as required or directed. Ensures compliance with state and university policies in department operations.
- Lead professional and student staff in developing supportive and multicultural environments through community development and educational programming.
- Develop and implement programs and services to achieve the Corps’ mission “to graduate leaders of character who are instilled with the values and skills essential for leadership success in service to the nation.”
- Guide student development in skills required for success as leaders, academic excellence, cultural awareness, self-responsibility and social interaction. Provide appropriate counseling and referral for individual students and staff when needed.
- Cultivate on- and off-campus relationships and partnering efforts that facilitate the achievement of institutional Corps’ goals and objectives. Participate in Corps’ recruitment and retention initiatives.
- Oversees recruitment, training, supervision, professional development and evaluation of assigned cadet leaders and staffs.
- Provide leadership in the planning and execution of conferences, meetings, special events and projects as assigned.
- Serve on assigned departmental and University committees and participate in other professional development opportunities.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree; or Bachelor’s degree with training and experience equating to an advanced degree
- Prior military experience as a commissioned officer in the grade of O-5 or O-6
- Experience in creating and implementing programs
- Experience in the effective supervision of staff and students
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity
- Strong communications skills to include instructional and presentation experience
- Collaborative work style
- Ability to work effectively with all university constituents
- Master’s degree
- Military command experience
- Experience with a senior military college, federal service academy, ROTC program or other significant young adult leader development programs
- Recent active service
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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.
Review Date: 06/12/2017