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Academic Support Specialist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Business and Financial Services

Job Description

Provides academic administrative, operational, and graduate program support, with a focus on the Finance options and minor within the department. Works with department head, faculty, and office staff in performing ongoing activities of the department. General support encompasses coordination of departmental faculty activities; creating spreadsheets; data entry; drafting, proofreading, and editing documents; assistance with committees as well as other duties assigned. Responsible for timetables, Force Ads, graduate coordinating, recruiting, teaching assistance, book ordering, grade changes, and point of contact for all student information, including graduate student assistantships and stipends.

Required Qualifications

Experience with Microsoft Suite, spreadsheets, and database management systems; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interpret policies and procedures; ability to develop and accurately maintain records and files; ability to interpret transcripts and determine prerequisite course work; ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and ability to effectively deal with a diverse group of individuals of varying backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience providing administrative and clerical support in a professional office environment; ability to handle, manipulate, store, and retrieve digital files; working knowledge of Banner Finance and or Banner Student Systems software or equivalent relational database; strong computer skills with working knowledge of a variety of computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, email, calendaring and internet browsers; and possess excellent grammatical and spelling skills.

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Review Date

December 7, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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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