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Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Academic Advising / Support, Other


Undergraduate Academic Advisor

  • 524050
  • Virginia, United States
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Dean of Business
  • Academic Advising / Support
  • Other
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

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, Undergraduate Programs. This is a hybrid position with a set rotation of in-office and remote days.

Position responsibilities are divided as follows:
Academic advising for undergraduate students in all business majors (75%)

  • Offer holistic, student-focused academic advising services to approximately 450 undergraduate students through email and individual appointments  
  • Provide consistent and accurate information and advice to students about majors, minors, course options, study abroad, transfer credits, co-curricular activities, and campus resources  
  • Assist students in developing a comprehensive educational plan that serves to meet their academic and career goals 
  • Interpret and explain departmental, college, and university academic policies and procedures 
  • Monitor students’ academic progress and initiate academic interventions for students in academic difficulty 
  • Assess students’ needs to make appropriate referrals to campus resources 
  • Participate in all aspects of New Student Advising and Registration 

Additional duties, including tasks related to personal talents and/or areas of interest (25%)

  • Engage in collaborative and independent tasks relevant to personal talents and/or areas of interest, including but not limited to topics such as communication and academic support
  • Participate in college-wide events, which may include limited work outside of normal business hours
  • Participate in professional development opportunities of interest to remain current with practices and trends in academic advising
  • Collaborate with other student support units in Pamplin and offices across campus
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in business, education, counseling, or a related field, coupled with training and/or experience that may equate to an advanced degree
•Working knowledge of academic advising offices, programs, policies, and software
•Prior student-focused work experience in a higher education setting, including areas within academic or student affairs
•Previous experience in, or knowledge of, supporting students who identify with historically and continuously underrepresented, underserved, and/or minoritized groups in higher education
•Excellent communication and presentation skills
•Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
•Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion by following FERPA guidelines
•Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications

•Master’s degree in business, education, counseling, higher education administration, or a related field
•Experience using student information systems such as Banner and Navigate
•Knowledge of academic policies and procedures within higher education institutions
•Member of NACADA or similar professional organization

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience with a minimum starting salary of $45,000

Review Date


Additional Information

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 Samantha Gagnet at sgagnet@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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