Academic Advisor - SOVA - #1845756

Virginia Tech

Date: 14/10/2021
City: Blacksburg, VA
Contract type: Full time
Virginia Tech
Job no: 517856
Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Architecture & Urban Studies
Department: School of Visual Arts SOVA
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Clerical, Visual Arts/Design/Creative Technologies

Job Description

The School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture & Urban Studies is seeking a full-time academic advisor to assist undergraduate and graduate students in achieving their academic and professional goals.

This A/P Faculty position is responsible for providing academic and career advising services, processing forms and paperwork, 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 an academic 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in student development, education, counseling, or a related field OR a bachelor’s degree with significant relevant experience
  • Experience working with a diverse body of students in an educational setting
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to develop and deliver public presentations with confidence
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with a changing environment and adapt to changing situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, efficiently and with positivity as part of a diverse team
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using advising technologies for student intervention and appointment scheduling such as NAVIGATE
  • Experience using student information systems (BANNER)
  • Member of NACADA or like professional organization.

Materials Submission

Please submit a current resume, a cover letter that highlights your qualifications and a list of three professional references with their contact information in order to be considered for this position.

Additionally, we do require that candidates submit a personal statement of advising philosophy. The personal statement should be one page or less.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

November 3, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military 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 on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Roslyn Garrison at [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: October 12, 2021
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