Student Affairs

Coordinator for Student Experiences and Engagement Engineer

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA United States

When was the last time you changed the world?

In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

We’re currently searching for a Student Experiences and Engagement Engineer to join Student Engagement and Campus Life team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. So, if you’re passionate about providing outstanding experiences for our 30,000+ students, please keep reading.

Here’s what you need to know about the role:
1) You’ll be joining the Student Engagement and Campus Life team; a department centered on uplifting the student experience by cultivating affirming environments, promoting holistic well-being, and providing exceptional services, programs, and facilities.
2) You’ll be reporting to the Assistant Director for Student Experiences, in a Regular twelve-month, 100% administrative professional appointment.?
3) You’ll be responsible for the direct advisement of the Virginia Tech Union, Virginia Tech’s largest programming board; coaching and mentoring student leaders to build community and exceptional social and educational experiences for all students; engaging directly with students and colleagues across campus and town; developing leadership training content; and building robust offerings for our graduate student communities in Roanoke and Blacksburg
4) You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the Department and the Division.
5) You’ll be offered a base compensation package between $45,000-$48,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience advising undergraduate students in an environment that promotes experiential learning through doing
  • Demonstrated experience fostering diverse and inclusive environments and establishing positive, productive working relationships with diverse groups of constituents
  • Experience designing and implementing large and small scale events

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some work experience in collegiate student affairs, student activities, or first year programs
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in public relations and event communications
  • Demonstrated capacity and skill with organizing a wide range of varied tasks efficiently and effectively

Additional Information

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

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of?Ut?Prosim?(that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in?the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our?Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students?Experience VT?by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our?Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!? 

About Student Engagement and Campus Life

The team in Student Engagement and Campus Life holds a deep passion for building affirming environments where every person feels seen, heard and valued through exceptional service and programs that reflect and uplift our community, and we are genuinely excited to continuously learn and grow our knowledge of student unions, services, and student experiences.

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 military 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 Amber Mullen at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Applications close: Open until filled



  • Start Date: 6/12/2023 - Approximate
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

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