Coordinator of Equity Advancement

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Number: 297FA003

Posting Number: FAC_188P

Hiring Range: $56,610 - $84,000 Plus full state benefits

Full Time

Work Schedule: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm (Will vary)


Job Description:

Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and many other activities.


Germanna is currently seeking a Coordinator for Equity Advancement. The primary purpose of this position is to advocate for students and employees through diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at Germanna Community College. The role of the Coordinator for Equity Advancement will be to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion across the College and throughout the campus community. The Coordinator for Equity Advancement directs the Multicultural Student Center and assists with the promotion and implementation of equity programming, initiatives, and projects. This position provides academic and advising support for the Gladys P. Todd Academy and serves as an advisory resource to students, faculty, and staff. This position collaborates across the institution for the purpose of advancing equity.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Facilitate a collaborative space that supports students from underrepresented and marginalized communities, while empowering all students to understand diverse experiences of their peers
  • Promote cultural fluency through co-curricular programming, leadership opportunities and engagement activities
  • Serve in an advising capacity and support multicultural clubs and student organizations
  • Develop and oversee equity training for student leaders and club/organization advisors
  • Work closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning on equity programming
  • Provide student support and academic advising for students in the Gladys P. Todd Academy (GPTA)
  • Serve as embedded advisor for GPTA courses
  • Serve as liaison between Student Services and the GPTA Program
  • Facilitate GPTA college readiness programming and academic support
  • Provide confidential advisory support for students, faculty, and staff and serve as liaison between those constituencies and the administration on equity issues and concerns
  • Serve as consultant and resource for college departments on equity initiatives
  • Collaborate with Care Team and Counseling Services to identify and implement intervention strategies for at-risk student populations
  • Assist with the promotion and coordination of peer, staff/community mentoring for Gladys P. Todd Academy, Great Expectations and African American male students. Supervise staff assigned to the mentoring program
  • Benchmark external equity best practices, identify new strategies and provide recommendations to strengthen key performance indicators including enrollment, retention, and completion


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society.


An EEO Employer 


Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.


KSA’s/Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, educational leadership or related field
  • One year of experience in higher education, K-12 education or related field
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing recruitment and/or retention-based programs for historically underrepresented and marginalized students
  • Ability to manage multiple projects from inception to completion
  • Demonstration of strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive issues and exercise good judgement


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience in higher education, K-12 education, or related field
  • Community College Experience
  • Experience in academic advising
  • Experience with student activities
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations to groups
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across departments and within the community
  • Ability to analyze, track and present data
  • Demonstrates experience in student-based programming and training related to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Required Travel: May be required to travel to other campus locations, system meetings, and professional conferences and development opportunities.


Open Until Filled



Contact Name Elizabeth Hunziker


Phone Number 540-423-9056


Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered in the first review for the position please submit your completed application, CV/Resume and letter of interest online.


There will be a first review of applications on May 1, 2021.


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Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:


EEO Statement:

The Virginia 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, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.


ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.


E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.