Virginia Tech - Career and Professional Development
April 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech is conducting a search to fill an Assistant Director position. This individual will serve as a member of the Career and Professional Development STEM College Career Network team and report to the Associate Director of that team. Members of this Career Network team work together to serve undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Additionally, team members work with employers to understand the breadth and depth of experiential and post-graduation opportunities available for students interested in pursuing careers within the scope of the network. The Assistant Director’s primary liaison role will be with the Virginia Tech Graduate School.
- Serve as the Career and Professional Development liaison to the Graduate School; hold weekly drop-in hours in the Graduate Life Center and create career development related programming specifically for graduate students of any discipline.
- Provide one-on-one advising (in person, through email, via telephone, Skype, etc.) to undergraduate and graduate students on topics such as selecting an academic major; choosing a career direction; developing a job search plan; interviewing (including conducting mock interviews); gaining career-related experience (internships/co-op); writing effective resumes, cover letters, and personal statements; researching companies and graduate schools; evaluating and negotiating offers.
- Additional program and liaison responsibilities include serving as the liaison to Virginia Tech Cultural and Community Centers, and managing the office Mock Interview program.
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
Academic advising, career counseling, or related experience.
Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and team skills.
Proven ability to develop strong external relationships.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
Experience in career services or related field.
Experience advising graduate students.
Experience with students and/or professionals in fields related to engineering or science.
Knowledge of and experience applying career development theories.
Experience working with individuals preparing for the job search process; resumes CVs, cover letters, personal statements, interviewing skills, etc.
About Virginia Tech - Career and Professional Development
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development is a centralized office of 27 staff. Our vision is to empower students to discover and pursue a path to a fulfilling career, so they can make their own unique marks on the world. We are dedicated to educating and supporting students as they explore and choose academic majors and career options, obtain and reflect upon career-related experiences, develop professional presence and essential skills for workplace success, and launch post-graduation career plans, including graduate/professional school and employment.