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Asst. Director, Academic Advising Initiatives

Academic Advising / Support

Blacksburg

Asst. Director, Academic Advising Initiatives

  • 524382
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • The Student Success
  • Academic Advising / Support
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Academic Advising Initiatives and supports the integration, facilitation, and coordination of outcome driven efforts at Virginia Tech that support student success (e.g., retention, persistence and graduation).
This position works closely with colleagues in Academic Advising Initiatives, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, each of the academic colleges, and the campus community to accomplish comprehensive student engagement and completion goals.
The Assistant Director will provide leadership and coordination for university-wide programs and initiatives related to enhancing academic advising.
Specific duties include:
• Supporting transitional advising services through individual meetings with students to include career and major exploration, and academic planning assistance.
• Support prospective transfer students through Hokie Corner appointments with admission to provide academic advice prior to application.
• Coordination of assessment efforts for all Academic Advising Initiative programs.
• Coordination of the academic advising ambassador program and support other university-wide student support roles
• Collaborate with the University Registrar’s office to advance utilization of Hokie GPS for integrated, holistic advising
• Leadership of Advising Assessment Leadership Group to promote the use of assessment in advising which has representation from all undergraduate colleges
• Teach a 1-credit transition course for transfer students.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in an academic discipline which would support the advising function.| Demonstrated experience in leading change.| Progressively responsible work experience in building advising and/or student success programs.| Knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply student development theory and practices to foster student learning.| Knowledge of higher education delivery systems and student retention strategies.| Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. | Ability to communicate effectively.| Ability to effectively relate to students of diverse ages and backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of, or experience in a large, public, research intensive institution. | Demonstrated ability to use predictive analytics, degree audit, and retention planning tools to build strategic responses in academic advising. | Experience partnering with academic faculty with curricular development. | Teaching experience in a college setting. | Knowledge of assessment strategies appropriate to academic advising to include knowledge of QuestionPro.

Pay Band

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Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

$51,000-$55,000

Review Date

02/08/2023

Additional Information

Academic Advising Initiatives is looking for a self-motivated teammate who works well alone as well as with a team. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Academic Advising Initiatives and supports the integration, facilitation, and coordination of outcome driven efforts at Virginia Tech that support student success (e.g., retention, persistence, and graduation).
This position works closely with colleagues in Academic Advising Initiatives, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, each of the academic colleges, and the campus community to accomplish comprehensive student engagement and completion goals.
The Assistant Director will provide leadership and coordination for university-wide programs and initiatives related to enhancing academic advising.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

 

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 Amy Ingram at amyli11@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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