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Associate Director of the Miller Academic Center

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is committed to facilitating the transformation of the Miller Academic Center (MAC) into a world-class learning center. Part of this initiative is the opportunity to staff the new position of Associate Director of the MAC. Our motto is “Empowering Cadets to be Extraordinary!” and thus there will be a high level of expectations for the successful candidate. We are looking for a competent and committed professional who will maximize this opportunity to substantively support the Director in the creation and enhancement of academic support and success programs.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•Actively contribute to the development, delivery, and administration of programs and services to facilitate academic success of new cadets and others at all achievement levels
•Participate in strategic collaborations with faculty, cadets, and cadet families
•Support implementation of technology to enhance the marketing and delivery of MAC programs and services
•Assist with the design and implementation of  leadership development opportunities through peer assistant programs for cadets involved in MAC programs and services
•Represent the MAC at VMI events (e.g. Admissions Open Houses, Matriculation Fairs, etc.)
•Contribute to the strategic planning for the MAC
•Assist with the seeking of additional funding through grant writing
•Integrate assessment to inform decision-making and support continuous improvement
•Identify best practices in academic support through use of comparative and aspirational peers
•Contribute to the body of knowledge concerning academic support and success through professional publications and presentations
•Positively facilitate effective administration of the daily operations of the MAC
•Fulfill other related duties as assigned by the Director

Required qualifications:

•Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in higher education or relevant field
•At least three years of demonstrated experience in developing innovative and proactive programs promoting academic success for undergraduates at all ability levels
•Evidence of strategic collaborations with faculty in diverse disciplines to promote academic success
•Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and its current applications in higher education
•Evidence of strategic thinking and planning
•Experience working with diverse student populations
•Strong record of engagement in scholarship and professional activities related to academic support and academic success
•Demonstrated use of assessment to support continuous improvement of programs
•Evidence of excellent leadership, organizational, decision-making, and communication skills
•Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays

Preferred qualifications:

•At least six years of demonstrated experience in developing innovative and proactive programs promoting academic success for undergraduates at all ability levels
•Competency in data analytical software such as SAS or SPSS
•Demonstrated competency in technology such as relation databases and webpage design
•Demonstrated skills in grant writing in higher education

This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Starting annual salary rate in the low $40,000s. Candidates must apply on-line at:

Include a letter of interest describing aspects of your background that make you well-suited for the position, a resume, and the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on June 25, 2014 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

VMI is a nationally ranked public, undergraduate liberal arts college offering majors and minors in engineering, the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Professional staff members wear a military uniform and observe military customs and courtesies, but prior military experience is not required. Enrolling approximately 1,450 cadets, VMI is located in Lexington, Virginia, in the historic Shenandoah Valley. For more information about VMI, please visit our Web site at
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and eterans to apply.