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Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Pamplin College of Business


Virginia Tech

Date Posted:

Feb 11 2021 3:50PM

Close Date:

March 11 2021

Position Description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Advising, the Academic Advisor serves as a full-time (calendar year) administrative/professional faculty member in the Pamplin College of Business. The major areas of responsibility include academic advising for undergraduate students in all six business majors (75%) and performing duties related to New Student Orientation, ongoing training and professional development, and tasks relevant to special talents or areas of interest (20%). Additional job duties may include department liaison tasks and assisting colleagues as needed (5%).


- Provide holistic, student-focused academic advising services to approximately 550 undergraduate students through individual appointments, emails, etc.
- Deliver accurate information and advice to students about majors, minors, course options, study abroad, transfer credits, extracurricular activities, and campus resources
- Assist students in developing a comprehensive educational plan that serves to meet their academic and career goals
- Interpret and explain department, college, and university academic policies and procedures
- Initiate academic intervention for students in academic difficulty
- Provide individualized support and assess student needs to make appropriate referrals to campus resources
- Participate in all aspects of New Student Orientation
- Engage in professional development activities to remain current with academic advising best practices
- Participate in Pamplin Commencement activities
- Occasionally provide limited services outside of normal work hours

- Serve as the liaison to assigned department(s)
- Perform additional duties relevant to special talents or areas of interest - Perform other duties as assigned

Application Process

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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


Contact Information

Katie Wells,


Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in business, education, counseling, or a related field coupled with training and/or experience which may equate to an advanced degree
- Working knowledge of academic advising offices, programs, policies and software
- Previous professional student-focused experience in a higher education setting (e.g. academic advising, career advising, student affairs, etc.)
- Previous experience working with diverse student populations
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s degree in business, education, counseling, higher education administration, or related field
- Previous professional academic advising experience in a business discipline
- Experience using student information systems such as Banner and Navigate
- Working knowledge of university academic policies and procedures
- Member of NACADA or similar professional organization