Conference Services/Events Programs, Human Resources, Student Affairs Administration
The Assistant Director (AD) for Professional Development is a member of the office of Assessment and Professional Development (APD). The Assistant Director is responsible for leading the professional development programs and initiatives for Student Affairs (SA). The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director of Assessment and Professional Development. Primary responsibilities include developing and coordinating Student Affairs professional development and training topics, curriculum development, and resource development. Efforts align with division priorities. Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide programs with a learner-centered design. Program responsibilities include annual division-wide meeting, book clubs, leadership series, careers in student affairs month, and self-directed learning programs. Opportunities will have goals and outcomes that align with the ACPA/NASPA Competencies and SA Strategic Initiatives; Aspirations for Student Learning, Well-being, Diversity and Inclusion, Living-Learning Programs, Facilities and Operational Efficiencies, and Leadership and Service. Opportunities should be made available across all classifications and include student employees.
About Virginia Tech Student Affairs
Virginia Tech Student Affairs was named a 2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by ACPA and Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
Student Affairs at Virginia Tech enhances the student experience by fostering an inclusive, innovative, caring and learning-centered environment. Employees are actively engaged in the lives of students and are committed to providing outstanding programs and services that enhance student development and enrich the quality of campus life. Our culture is defined by a commitment to our Aspirations for Student Learning.
Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of qualified candidates to join their community in preparing leaders for the world and encourages individuals across racial, ethnic, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability and other identities to apply.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in higher education/student affairs, organizational development, human resources, or related field.
3-5 years of experience working in a higher education setting
Experience in program and curriculum development
Experience with event planning and management
Experience in coordination and collaboration with internal and external partners
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of faculty/staff, student affairs professionals, and students
Knowledge of learner-centered design
Knowledge of ACPA/NASPA competencies
Knowledge of designing events, programs, and educational resources that are inclusive and accessible
Demonstrated sensitivity to, as well as knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination
Interest in developing and implementing curricula related to culturally diverse populations
Basic knowledge of assessment practices
Experience with instructional technology tools
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
Internal Number: 120382
About Assessment and Professional Development, Student Affairs, Virginia Tech
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.