Job Positions

Academic Advisor -MLSoC - Job no: 516752

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Myers-Lawson School of Construction


Virginia Tech

Date Posted:

Jul 19 2021 10:35AM

Close Date:

Sep 19 2021

Position Description

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction (Construction Engineering and Management) is currently searching for an Academic Advisor to assist students in achieving educational and career goals through the use of the full range of institutional, business, and community resources.


This position provides academic advising, monitors students' progress, implements engagement events and programs, and assists students with academic difficulties. Facilitates workshops and seminar classes on academic success strategies and develops training materials and presentations. Develops and maintains a strategic growth enrollment recruitment plan. Communicates with internal and external professionals to provide academic information, recruits prospective students, and discusses career opportunities for current students and alumni.

Application Process

Apply online at: Please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your qualifications and a list of three professional references with preferred method of contact.

Institution Information

Find out more about MLSoC here: the MYERS-LAWSON SCHOOL | of construction ( Virginia Tech Principles of Community | InclusiveVT | Virginia Tech 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 veteran 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.

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Roslyn Garrison at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Contact Information

Review Date: August 6, 2021 Open until filled Apply online at:


Required Qualifications

Master's degree in Education, Student Development, Counseling, Construction or related field or Bachelor's degree and equivalent training and/or experience. Previous experience in academic advising and career planning; leading workshops and seminars; event planning; facilitating group sessions and making presentations. Demonstrated knowledge and use of computers with the ability to use software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and email. Demonstrated knowledge and skill such as creating, editing, and handling professional documents and correspondence and managing confidential files and materials. Advanced Communication and computational skills, as well as a service oriented demeanor. Professional and team oriented. Active promoter of diversity and inclusion. Ability to occasionally work an alternative schedule other than Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to travel for recruiting purposes.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with student information systems, preferably BANNER. Member of NACADA or like professional organization.