Job Opportunity: Virginia Tech

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech is seeking applications for the position of professional academic advisor. This is a full-time administrative and professional faculty calendar-year position that will support undergraduate students in identifying and achieving their academic and professional goals. This position provides academic and career advising services, maintains student files and records, and delivers accurate information and advice to students about majors, minors, course options, study abroad, internships/field studies, transfer credit, and extracurricular activities. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core institutional values in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The professional academic advisor will have experience with, and enthusiasm for, serving a diverse and growing undergraduate student population.

The responsibilities of the professional advisor are to orient new students; monitor the academic progress of students and initiate academic interventions for students in academic difficulty; facilitate engaging advising events, programs, and workshops; guide class scheduling and registration; assist with commencement; address the needs of underrepresented and underserved students; and other duties as assigned. The professional academic advisor will assist the college in meeting its goals related to student recruitment, persistence, retention, and graduation. In addition, this position serves as a liaison to other offices at Virginia Tech. Some work in the evenings and on weekends is required.

Required Qualifications

• A master’s degree or higher in education, counseling, higher education administration, or related field; or a bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or related field with training and work experience at a level equivalent to an advanced degree.
• Experience accurately applying academic policies and solving problems in a student-focused setting with diverse populations
• Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
• Experience learning and working in a dynamic environment individually and as a part of a

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of one or more of the fields of Communication, Human Development and Family
Science, or Sociology/Criminology
• Professional academic advising experience in higher education
• Experience using student information systems such as Banner and Navigate
• Membership in or modeling the core values of the NACADA The Global Community for
Academic Advising or other student-focused professional association(s)

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience with a budget maximum of $55,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. 

Electronic application must be submitted at (Job number 516293), application requirements include a vita or resume, cover letter, list of three references and a statement of academic advising philosophy.

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.

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