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Undergraduate Academic Advisor in COS

Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Clerical


Undergraduate Academic Advisor in COS

  • 522835
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Dean of Science
  • Academic Advising / Support
  • Administrative / Clerical
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Applications are invited for multiple positions for the position of Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the College of Science at Virginia Tech. These are full-time administrative and professional faculty calendar year positions. The successful applicants will serve the Virginia Tech Department of Economics programs or the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics program in the Academy of Data Science.

The key responsibilities for the academic advisors include one-on-one advising; consistent and accurate communications with students; and confidential, consistent, and accurate maintenance of student records. The primary emphasis is on advising majors, including course selection and registration advising, creating plans of study, monitoring progress to graduation, performing graduation clearances, explaining college and university policies and procedures, communicating to students electronically, and working with students not making satisfactory academic progress to address deficiencies and create remediation plans.

Cross-training to familiarize themselves with another undergraduate program offered in the College of Science is expected. As necessary, the selected candidates may assist another College of Science department with advising on an intermittent basis should the need arise. Involvement in First-Year Experience courses is possible.

The College of Science is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We encourage applications from persons identifying with historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx, and underrepresented genders. Applications that have a preference for one of the two units/departments should indicate this in their cover letter.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in student development, counseling, or education, or Bachelor's Degree with equivalent training and/or experience in advising;
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management, problem solving, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines and set work priorities;
  • Knowledge in MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and Outlook) and their Google application equivalents (e.g., Doc, Sheets, Gmail);
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentiality by following FERPA, university, and department guidelines;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and prospective students and their families.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Employment experience in academic unit, including previous work in areas of academic student services, advising, recruiting, and curriculum processes.

Materials Submission

A completed application will include a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their preferred contact information. 

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$50,000 - $55,000 commensurate with experience

Review Date

January 3, 2023

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 Roslyn Garrison at roslyng@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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