Assistant Director of the Miller Academic Center

Virginia Military Institute in Virginia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 21, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

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 position of Assistant 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 individual who will maximize this opportunity to substantively contribute to the enhancement of existing academic support and success programs.  


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Support the development,      implementation, and administration of academic support and success      programs
  • Contribute to the development and      enhancement of leadership opportunities for cadets participating in MAC      programs and services
  • Assist with the training and      supervision of Cadet Assistants within the MAC
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff,      and cadets to advance the mission of the unit
  • Assist with the technological      needs of the MAC including webpage administration and assistive technology
  • Contribute to the body of      knowledge concerning academic support and success through professional      publications and presentations


Required qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree (earned no      later than start date)
  • At least two years of experience working      in an academic support department at a four-year institution
  • Demonstrated ability to serve the      complete continuum of students from the academically under-performing to      the high-performing students
  • Experience working with diverse      student populations such as student athletes and other special populations
  • Record of working effectively with      students both individually and in groups with as many as 200 attendees
  • At least two years of experience      in developing and delivering leadership training to college students
  • Evidence of excellent leadership,      organizational, decision-making, and communication skills
  • Track record of reliability,      consistency, productivity, and professionalism


Preferred qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree earned at a      military college
  • Experience working in an academic      support department at a military college
  • Demonstrated experience in      collaborating with faculty, students, and other stakeholders
  • Experience using academic support      programs as a college student
  • Successful completion of a      military leadership program


This is a one-year appointment as a full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Competitive salary is based on qualifications and experience. 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 resumé, and the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2014. Start date will be July 2014.


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 website at


In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.  


For any questions about this posting, please contact LTC Humphrey at