Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech has two exciting advising opportunities! Apply to one or both. (To be considered for both, you must apply to both).
The Assistant Director serves as a member of a Career Development and College Relations Team. Team members will work together to serve students in designated Colleges. Liaisons are responsible for relationship building, communication, and programming efforts for their designated college, as well as advising students and delivering presentations.
#516237 - This Assistant Director will serve as the liaison to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. They will also serve as a federal employment advisor and coordinate office resources related to the graduate school application process.
#516238 - This Assistant Director will serve as the liaison to the Pamplin College of Business. They will also coordinate the office Peer Career Advisor (PCA) program; overseeing recruitment, training, and supervision for a team of 10-15 PCAs.
Please see full descriptions of both positions at www.jobs.vt.edu
Career and Professional Development is a centralized office of 28 staff 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. We are actively seeking individuals who will bring all forms of diversity to our staff and who will offer new ideas, unique perspectives, and positive energy.
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.
Experience as an engaged team member working collaboratively toward successful outcomes.
Experience training and supervising others. (For #516238 only)
Proven ability to develop strong external relationships.
Demonstrated commitment to appreciating and valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to multi-task and be adaptable in a fast-paced work environment.
Demonstrated ability to foster relationships among a diverse range of constituents including; students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and employers.
Significant experience providing career advising/coaching within a college/university setting.
Experience with students and/or professionals in fields related to disciplines within the Pamplin College of Business.
Familiarity with relevant career development theories such as: Holland, Happenstance, and Chaos Theory of Careers.
Knowledge of personality theory.
Experience with Clifton Strengths.
Experience with a variety of vendor products for the career services field such as Handshake, TypeFocus, and CareerShift.
Experience supervising and training student employees, and/or coordinating a student program.
Internal Number: 516237 and 516238
About Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Career and Professional Development is a centralized office of 28 staff 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.
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