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Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Academic Advising

Job Description

The Undergraduate Academic Advisor will perform independent tasks and provide operational support for the undergraduate Public Health (BSPH) Program, to the Population Health Sciences Department of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The primary job responsibilities are focused on academic advising of undergraduate students. This includes regular advising meetings with students; communicating with public health majors and minors on a regular basis; holding advising sessions for course requests; holding advising sessions to coordinate planning of minors; and working with students to resolve academic challenges. For new and transfer students, this includes assisting with: (1) recruitment and orientation; (2) parent sessions on academics and transition; (3) course registration and development of an initial program of study; (4) transitional course advising. Review appropriateness of and participate in approval of course substitutions, study abroad requests and authorizations of transfer of credit; (5) coordinate undergraduate practicum logistics including placements and/or project experience, processing of all practicum paperwork from proposal to reporting and final evaluation; (6) participate in university-level curriculum advisor meetings and trainings. Be aware of and be a resource to students and faculty regarding University, College, and Department policies and procedures associated with undergraduate matriculation. Assist with commencement, conferences and workshops. Please note this is a full-time, in-person position as it is essential for student support; however, the Department of Population Health Sciences supports flexibility to telework while in a modified, reduced, essential or closure operation status or emergences situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic. The chosen candidate will be asked to complete a telework agreement during onboarding. Initial/Primary consideration will be given to internal Virginia Tech applicants. 

Required Qualifications

Must have strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills to work with prospective and current students, alumni, as well as faculty and other university personnel. Demonstrated work experience with computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail and Virginia Tech software including Navigate, Banner, HOKIE SPA/Faculty Access. Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion in working with confidential information. Effective use of student advising systems for planning, assessment and intervention is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an academic setting in a higher educational institution; experience with Canvas, student Banner, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Working knowledge of Virginia Tech and state policies and procedures.

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Salary Information

Pay Band 4 - Salary; Commensurate with experience 

Review Date

February 1, 2022 / Closing date of March 1, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or 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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