Student Resources and Career Services Advisor

Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
Student Resources and Career Services Advisor

Job Description
The Student Resources and Career Services Advisor will assist College leadership with development and implementation of the College’s holistic student support efforts. The Advisor will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and external agencies to identify, design, and implement best practices and appropriate interventions to support students’ non-academic needs to enhance their success in college. Additionally, the Advisor will work collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide various career services for students.

The Student Resources and Career Services Advisor will report to the Student Success Coordinator with responsibility for managing and expanding the College’s holistic student support and career services efforts.

  • Expand existing support services by developing and implementing new interventions, with a special focus on helping students overcome non-academic barriers, including but not limited to the following
    • Food insecurity
    • Housing insecurity
    • Childcare
    • Transportation
    • SNAP benefits
    • Medical insurance
    • Mental health and substance abuse referrals
    • Access to computers, internet, Wi-Fi, and other technology supports
  • Work collaboratively with community agencies to identify, design, and implement best practices and appropriate interventions to support students’ success in college.
  • Maintain a student resources webpage and community resources document that provide details about the available support services.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to identify gaps in support services and to promote available support services to students and the campus community.
  • Provide leadership for the College’s food pantries to include expansion of available food options.
  • Supervise the part-time, RVHI grant-funded Student Resources Specialist position.
  • Continually monitor and track usage of support services and their impact on students’ success throughout their college journey.
  • Work collaboratively with Institutional Research to analyze and improve effectiveness of support services and intervention strategies.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to expand existing career services, including but not limited to the following:
    • Career exploration and interest inventories
    • Resume workshops
    • Job interviewing skills
  • Maintain a student caseload for academic advising and intentional engagement purposes.
  • Teach SDV 100, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:       

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Understanding of and commitment to community college philosophy.
  • Demonstrated caseload management skills.
  • Understanding of available community resources and a demonstrated ability to assist individuals in accessing needed supports.
  • Experience working with community service organizations and/or government assistance programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to engage and provide support to students.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate career advising and services.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated effective problem-solving and strategic planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in various forms and strong presentation and facilitation skills.

Preferred Qualifications   

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in caseload management and support services.
  • Successful experience in designing and implementing best practices and appropriate interventions to support students’ success in college.
  • Knowledge of and experience with mental health resources and referrals.
  • Previous record of providing successful career advising and services for college students.

Application Instructions:
Go to
https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/26540 to view the full job posting and/or to apply.

EEO Statement
Virginia’s Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.