Deputy Commandant of Cadets
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
The Deputy Commandants of Cadets report to the Commandant and are responsible for providing leadership and oversight to a full time Corps of Cadets. The Corps of Cadets was established in 1872.
The Virginia Tech 1,000 plus member Corps of Cadets offers student cadets invaluable opportunities for superior leadership training and individual and career development. Virginia Tech is the first land-grant university in the nation to combine the leader development curriculum of a Corps experience with academic coursework in leadership to award a minor in leadership studies.
− Develops and implements programs and services to achieve the Corps’ mission “to graduate leaders of character who are instilled with the values and skills essential for leadership success in service to the nation.”
− Oversees all aspects of organizing, planning, executing, and marketing the unique leader development program known as the Citizen-Leader Track.
− Develops, schedules, implements, instructs, and assesses curriculum for weekly accredited professional development courses for Citizen-Leader Track cadets that prepare them for post-graduate roles of responsibility.
− Advises cadets on individual career goals and plans. Guides student development in skills required for success as leaders and professionals; academic success, cultural awareness, self-responsibility, and social interaction. Provides appropriate counseling and referral for individual students when needed.
− Develops and oversees alumni and employer outreach and relations initiatives to support the networking, recruiting and hiring of cadets for internships and post-graduation employment.
− Connects cadets to employers and employers to cadets, acting as a talent advocate for Citizen-Leader Track cadets. Understands talent supply and demand dynamics. Develops and maintains management systems and practices to support these efforts.
− Oversees and/or participates in cadet-led physical fitness activities and health and wellness education.
− Collaborates with the Commandant, VTCC staff, VTCC Alumni, Inc., university academic and student support functions, and other organizations as necessary to establish and implement short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans; program development, implementation, and evaluation; policy review and development; and operating procedures. Monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness; affects changes required for improvement.
− Ensures compliance with state and university policies in department operations. Develops and supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness.
− Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree
- Prior military experience as a commissioned officer, such as in the grade of O-4, O-5 or O-6
- Experience in creating and implementing programs
- Experience in the effective supervision of staff and students
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity
- Strong oral and written communications skills to include instructional and presentation experience
- Collaborative work style
- Ability to work effectively with all university constituents
- Military command experience
- Experience with a senior military college or federal service academy with recent active service.
- Previous experience with a ROTC program and/or graduates of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.
Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
- Ability to work weekends and evening periods overseeing cadet activities and cadet resident hall study and safety conditions
- Ability to respond to emergent conditions and cadet issues
How to Apply for this Job:
Applicants must complete the online faculty application at www.jobs.vt.edu Posting #AP0190194 and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of April 18, 2019.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Non-Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: $60,000
Department: Military Affairs
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Job Posting Date: 03/28/2019
Review Begin Date: 05/10/2019
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
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.
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About 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. The main campus is located in Blacksburg, Virginia which was recently named the "Best Place in the US to Raise a Family."
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.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Recent Rankings for Virginia Tech:
Top 25 Public University - US News & World Report
Top 25 Public Research University - National Science Foundation
#1 Fittest College - Active Times 50 Fittest Colleges
#1 Top Universities for Food & Dining
#1 Research Park - Association of University Research Parks
#5 Best College Campuses in the US
#5 Best Quality of Life
#7 Happiest Students
#13 Best Skilled and Educated Graduates
About the Community:
Nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, the Town of Blacksburg is part of Montgomery County in the heart of Virginia's New River Valley. Because of the town's award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the nation's best places to live and has a nationwide reputation as a well-managed, growing, and forward-looking community.
Recent Rankings for the Community:
#1 Best Place in the US to Raise a Family
#1 Best college Town in the South
#2 Best College Football Town in America
#8 College Town in the nation
#14 America's Most Educated Small Towns
#39 Best Small Place for Business and Careers
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Veteran Testimonials (video):
"Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061."
Location/Region: Blacksburg, VA