Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946, and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors. Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.
The Re-Employing Virginia (REV) coach is responsible for connecting with and assisting individuals who inquire about the REV program to support their enrollment and enhance their success in college. The REV coach will play a key role in bringing new students into career programs and providing them with the opportunity to achieve their goals. The REV coach will serve as a recruiter, advisor and guide in the journeys of our prospective student learners.
REV Coaches will assist interested individuals by providing guidance enrolling in academic or workforce training programs, applying for financial aid and scholarships, identifying academic and non-academic needs and connecting those individuals to resources in a supportive and professional manner. The REV coach will communicate with students on a regular basis and engage them individually and/or in small groups. The REV coach will communicate with student services personnel to ensure that students have access to college resources and support that will lead to completion of their academic or workforce program. REV coaches will capture appropriate data on outreach, student communications, and other interactions.
This is a part-time restricted position. Funds to support this position have been designated through Dec 2021.
A baccalaureate degree and customer service experience including appointment setting, interviewing, relationship building, client services, commitment to follow-up skills, coordinating programs and events, etc. is required.
The REV coach must have skills and abilities in the following areas:
Passionate about helping others achieve their educational and career goals.
Strong interpersonal skills to help engage, provide support to, and motivate students.
Excellent customer service skills; to include the ability to effectively follow up and follow through.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Effective problem-solving skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and Google docs.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently as well as part of a team.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.