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Academic Advisor

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Academic Advising

Job Description

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is seeking two academic advisors who have experience with and enthusiasm for supporting a diverse and growing undergraduate student population. Specifically, one advisor will support the School of Communication and one advisor will support both the School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Political Science. Our college affirms the value of human diversity, and we encourage applications from those who identify with historically and continuously underrepresented, underserved, and/or minoritized groups.

Reporting to the Director of Advising, the Academic Advisor serves as a full-time (calendar year) administrative and professional faculty member in the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. This is a hybrid position with a rotation of on-campus and remote days; some work is required in the evenings and on weekends. The role of the Academic Advisor is to assist the college in meeting its goals for supporting students through recruitment, persistence, retention, and graduation.

Required Qualifications

  • A master's degree in education, student development, counseling, higher education administration, or a related field; or, a  bachelor's degree in one or more of these fields with training and work experience at a level equivalent to an advanced degree
  • Experiences in accurately applying academic policies and solving problems in a student-focused environment
  • Knowledge of, familiarity with, or experience in supporting students who identify with historically and continuously underrepresented, underserved, and/or minoritized groups
  • An understanding of FERPA guidelines and the ability to practice confidentiality and discretion when working with academic records
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of, familiarity with, or experience in one or more of the academic disciplines housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Academic advising experience in higher education
  • Experience using student information systems, such as Banner and Navigate
  • Membership in (or a modeling of the core values of) NACADA or other student-focused professional associations
Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience with a minimum starting salary of $52,000

Review Date

April 22, 2024

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.

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