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Program Coordinator, VT GPS

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Student Affairs and Services

Job Description

VT GPS is a SCHEV-funded initiative that will enhance educational opportunity, access and degree completion for low-income students in all Virginia Tech majors. The major programmatic elements of VT GPS are (1) Go to College; (2) Pathways to STEM Success; and (3) Summer Start. The Coordinator will inform prospective students and their families about post-secondary education opportunities; help prepare students for a smooth high school-to-college transition; advocate for Pell-eligible students participating in the VT GPS initiative, and gather data and assist with VT GPS evaluation. This position reports to the Associate Vice Provost for College Access. Telecommuting and hybrid working arrangements are available.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work with multiple constituents throughout the state and region
  • Experience working with underrepresented and underserved student populations and their families
  • Travel and the ability to work some evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with student success and retention strategies
  • Familiarity with federal financial aid programs
  • Basic data analysis skills

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$48,000 - $52,000

Review Date

April 12, 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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