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Career Advisor

Germanna Community College
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 25, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Full Time
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Career Advisor

Work Location: Madison - 113
Hiring Range: $55,566-$69,457 Annually, plus full state benefits
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Job Description:

Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a Germanna regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. 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.

The Career Advisor plans and executes outreach and career/educational planning activities in an assigned area high school for the College. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Development, this position identifies and participates in outreach and career planning activities for high school juniors, seniors, and parents. The Career Advisor serves as an ambassador for the College and cultivates strong relationships with prospective students, parents, high school personnel and area employers. Advises and counsels high school students - and other student populations, as needed, on post high school graduation goals, specifically exploring the benefits of community college enrollment through in person, via e-mail communication, and phone engagement. Coordinates on-campus tours and programs targeted towards prospective students and their parents/families. Coordinates the ongoing strategic communications to prospective students, as well as maintains a case management system to report outcomes to the VCCS and the College. Supports Dual Enrollment and Independent Dual Enrollment students to identify and participate in GCC educational opportunities. The Career Advisor also supports Madison County High School's Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs by helping students identify and participate in GCC educational opportunities, including Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities such as internships, externships, apprenticeships, and part-time employment.

Career Advisors offer a one-stop service that facilitates a student from application to enrollment in courses at Germanna. This position works closely with departments across the College and organizations within the community. This position also supports the College's Smart Start program as primary assignment. Smart Start is an incentive-based program funded by the College and the Germanna Community College Educational Foundation that encourages high school, homeschool, and new traditional college-aged students to enroll full-time for the summer, fall, and spring semesters. The Career Advisor will serve as the project leader within the Career Advisor team and support the Assistant Dean of Student Development in planning, implementing, and evaluating the Smart Start program.

Employees must be able to work strategically with diverse colleagues, students, and community members with a commitment to diversity as a learning outcome to be culturally respectful, professionally competent, and civically responsible.

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/AA Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Germanna is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

Germanna is a federal contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for our job opportunities.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Johnathan Scheiterle by phone at 540-423-9056 or by email

If you would like to see a copy of our Affirmative Action Plan please contact Barbara Hall by phone at 540-834-1067 or by email

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:
  • Excellent public speaking, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel to area high school to perform duties
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment with a diverse student population
  • Knowledge of career assessment and career and educational pathway planning
  • Ability to understand and interpret college policies and academic placement procedures
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to advise and assist students with career and academic decision making
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with school personnel, community representatives, and employers
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, parents/guardians, and families
  • Ability to maintain accurate and timely record-keeping and reporting

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification:
  • Master’s degree in counseling, student development, education, or closely related area.
  • Experience in higher education setting, preferably community colleges
  • Extensive computer experience with familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and database software tools
  • Extensive customer service experience with an ability to respond and deescalate stressful situations
  • A valid driver’s license with the ability to travel throughout service area
  • Experience working with high school students and young adults

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using Student Information System
  • Experience in admissions counseling and academic advising
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Posting Number: CLS1820P
Job Close Date: 12/16/2022
Open Until Filled:

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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.

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.

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