The Agricultural & Applied Economics Department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks to fill a full-time, calendar year Academic and Student Support Advisor position. This administrative/professional faculty position will provide accurate, timely advising services and undergraduate program coordination, to the department related to degree requirements and academic course options, recruitment and retention, admissions process, placement and registration, department and college orientation and retention activities, active participation in the First Year Experience, and professional representation and communication of the department and its programs to the internal/external university community, public sector, industry and alumni. Work proactively and collaboratively with the college academic affairs department to provide synergy and consistent, professional advising to all students of the college.
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Salary commensurate with experience
- Master's degree in a relevant field (i.e., Counseling, Advising, Education, Student Affairs, Agriculture/ Life Sciences, or Economics discipline) from an accredited college or university.
- Prior experience working with students in an education setting related to advising, preferably higher education.
- Excellent communication skills in a variety of formats (oral, written, phone), with students and prospective students, parents, faculty, alumni, university and community stakeholders.
- Ability and expertise in dissemination of information in a clear and concise manner, maintaining detailed and accurate records and provide appropriate referrals to other departments and university resources.
- Effective/efficient computer skills.
- Knowledge of student development theories and services, appreciative advising, counseling skills and recruitment/retention strategies
- Member of NACADA or similar professional organization
- Experience with Banner Student system
- Demonstrated ongoing professional development within the field of advising