Job Positions

518827/Professional Academic Advisor and Enrollment Manager

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


College of Science


Virginia Tech

Date Posted:

Jan 20 2022 9:05PM

Close Date:

Feb 7 2022

Position Description

Applications are invited for the position of Professional Academic Advisor and Enrollment Manager in the College of Science at Virginia Tech. The successful applicant, who will work in a team of Professional Advisors, will serve the College of Science undergraduate programs housed in the Academy of Integrated Science ( and in the Academy of Data Science ( The successful candidate will:


Assist students in the different undergraduate programs in navigating all aspects of academic life including course selection, placement in laboratories or research activities, professional development, personal counseling, conflict resolution and overall guidance
Serve as the program representative for academic advising and assist in identifying goals and objectives for student success
Perform administrative tasks to support students completing degree requirements, such as processing grade changes, force adds, course substitutions, and applying transfer credits
Be responsible for the implementation of an enrollment management plan and for student retention
Assist with statistical reports, curriculum, student scholarships, student performance, academic records management, program assessment, and others as assigned
Manage Timetable scheduling

Application Process

Institution Information

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.

Additional Information

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. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Teresa Price at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Contact Information

Vivek Shastry
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising, College of Science


Required Qualifications

Master's degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university; Experience advising undergraduate students; Excellent communication, organizational, time management, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently to meet deadlines and set work priorities; Knowledge in word processing, spreadsheets, email, and google apps; Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentiality by following FERPA, university, and department guidelines; Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and prospective students and their families.

Preferred Qualifications

Employment experience in academic unit, including previous work in areas of academic student services, advising, recruiting, and curriculum processes.