The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA's Annual Security Reports General Description + Duties/Tasks: The Campus Counselor will provide general academic, transfer and career counseling to students through individual appointments and walk-in or virtual interactions. Responsibilities include direct interactions, relationship building, case management, program development and leadership in support of students at NOVA who need holistic social, emotional, and academic support. Maintain a student caseload of approximately 300 students. Teach Student Development (SDV) College Success Skills classes, a total of 5 per year with an enrollment of 30-40 students in each section. Design and facilitate workshops for faculty members and students on a variety of topics including academic success, wellness, working with distressed students, career and academic advising, and other topics. In addition to assisting individual students, collaborate with college faculty, staff, and administrators. Respond to students in distress and manage challenging academic cases. Participate on College task forces, pathway councils, leadership committees, and working groups. Manage assignments which relate to programming, direct service delivery to students, and student caseloads regarding advising and outreach for academic life management concerns. Regular work hours are during weekdays with some evening hours, as well as occasional weekend hours. Each counselor will be assigned one or more special areas of focus such as academic success, CARE team, transfer, etc. The counselor will be the lead person on campus for educating students, faculty members and staff on issues related to their specialty roles. Participates in regular professional development as required and/or relevant to the assigned work.
Required KSA's: •Knowledge of counseling and student development theories and best practices •Skill in providing academic, personal, transfer, and career counseling to adolescents and adults and an ability to maintain confidentiality •Ability to provide ongoing support for academic life management and an understanding of case management •Ability to de-escalate high emotion situations and appropriately involve other college resources and supports •Understanding of case management •Ability to promote inclusive counseling sessions and a campus climate respectful of diversity and multiculturalism •Informed of current equity issues in community colleges •Ability to utilize interpersonal and problem-solving skills to collaborate and negotiate with students, faculty, staff, parents, members of the community and university representatives •Knowledge of relevant federal, state, VCCS, and college policies and regulations including the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Title IX, and VAWA/SaVE, and Clery legislation •Ability to understand, disseminate, interpret, and communicate College policies and regulations using approved and accepted processes and practices •Outstanding oral and written communication skills, to include the development of letters, memos, and course materials and the ability to present to large and small audiences •Teaching skills •Ability to design, implement, and evaluate programs •Ability to collaborate on the development, assessment and reporting of student learning outcomes and other assessment measures •Ability to conduct responsibilities while demonstrating excellent customer service skills •Ability to pass criminal background check •Knowledge of, and skill in, computer usage including Microsoft Office, e-mail, student information systems, Adobe Acrobat Reader, social media and use of the Internet to complete research •Ability to understand and conceptualize data needs and utilize database systems to generate reports •Ability to occasionally travel to off-campus work sites such as other campuses, college sites, or local universities •Ability to work in a fast-paced academic advising environment •Ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner •Ability to work at least one evening per week and an occasional Saturday during peak registration periods Minimum Qualifications: -Master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Counseling coursework. Qualifying degrees and coursework must be from a regionally accredited institution. -Some experience providing academic advising and counseling to college students or prospective college students. -Experience working with, and making referrals for, adolescents and adults in distress and an awareness of mental health issues commonly facing college students. -Experience researching a variety of community resources to holistically support students' or clients' needs. -Teaching or workshop facilitation experience. -Experience working with individuals in the areas of student academic life management or equivalent experience.
Internal Number: 34202
About Northern VA Community College
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.