The Academic and Career Advisor helps students with analyzing interests and abilities, choosing a major, changing majors, selecting courses, meeting requirements, and succeeding academically. This is a one year restricted appointment.
Provide academic and career advising services to approximately 350-700 first and second year engineering students
Deliver accurate information and advice to students about majors/minors and course options
Identify educational and career options appropriate for each student and assist with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications
Monitor academic progress of students and determine satisfactory progress toward transferring to an undergraduate degree granting program
Identify current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g. study skills, tutoring, counseling) and refer students to appropriate campus resources for assistance
Maintain student files and records; document all pertinent student information
Interpret and explain college and university policies and procedures
Participate in recruiting activities for the university, college, and department, including but not limited to new student orientation, new student welcome, change of major information sessions, engineering open house, course request group advising, plan of study workshops, etc
Communicate in a highly professional manner with department faculty, university administrators, researchers, staff, students, and campus visitors
Support class scheduling, enrollment, and systems related to class registration
Other duties as assigned
Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #AP0170151 and attach the following documents:1.resume or curriculum vita2.cover letter3.name and contact information for three professional references4.advising philosophy on working with first year students
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.
Marlena Lester, Director of Advising, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-231-2962